Changing a Specific Field’s Default Color Palette

Published: 06 Sep 2013
Last Modified Date: 09 Jan 2019


How to change the default color palette of a specific dimension or measure for an entire workbook.


Tableau Desktop


  1. In the Data window, right-click a dimension, and select Default Properties > Color.
  2. Select the new color palette from the drop-down list.
  3. Click Assign Palette, and then click OK.
To view these steps in action, see the video below: 

Additional Information

Changing the color palette for a field in Dimensions or Measures should ensure that the desired palette is used for that field in all worksheets across the workbook.

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