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The LibreOffice North American Project is now developing color palette s files for LibreOffice use.

LibreOffice has a good option for adding color palettes to the user’s copy of LibreOffice.

The hard way is to manually place the SOC palette file into the palette folder. The easier way for you is to do this with an OXT extension file. 
This project is now dedicating time creating these OXT files for LibreOffice user.

I, for one, needed to have specific color range, or style, for my use.
I started with finding colors I want to group together. One palette is for “gold” or “goldenrod” like colors.  Another is a group of “brown-like” colors.

I then I looked for color palettes others created and placed into the “SOC” palette file format. I found many of them. 
         A large group was created by the “Open Colour Systems Collection (OCSC)”.  That palette collection contains more than 350 colour systems. I use their SOC formatted collection, but they also have ASE, CLF, GPL, SBZ, SrcXML, palette formats.  I have 2 different ways to give the LibreOffice users more color palettes.

1 – OXT extension of individual palettes.
2 – OXT extension of a palette collections.

I am working on creating different individual palette files and different palette collections.  Soon, I hope to sort the different palettes in some type of order.  Resene-Colors and Shading-Pan are first, since they were the ones I used the most over the last few years.  The PDF file near the bottom of this page, show Resene palette sorted in 5 different ways. .

This is an on going project.  It will take time to create the OXT files. 

PLEASE, let me know what you think and/or color palette you want to see.

To the right, is a clip of LibreOffice's drop down menu to select the color palette to be used to find the needed color of the font color drop down list to select the palette color set you want to use for your documents.

On that image, only the palettes from "freecolour-hlc" to "chart-palette" came with LibreOffice [DEB 64-bit].  The other palettes that are listed came from OXT files containing only one palette per file.

The individual named selections are single palette OXT files.  This will help you pick and choose individuals palettes to be part of your LibreOffice's personal color choices - whether you need automotive pain colors, or even "standard colors" you may need.

Below are multi-palette collections and are meant for loading several palettes with only one OXT extension file.

  Click here to download the image
the original large Palette Collection OXT file.

Click here for the smaller palette collection
Palette Collection Smaller OTX file.

Shading Pan Colors OXT



Adler-color1200-Colors OXT


NBS Colors shown in the 2 PDF files
NBS_ISCC Centroids
NBS Anthus Dictionary of Color Names 

Pantano Coated

JPMA Standard Paint Colors






[ Scala - Bright color tones] 

Below is a list of some professional color charts that I have used over the years, some not used yet. These charts may have different names for the same Hex code number, or the same name with a different RGB number set.As you can see, each color chart has a different number of "letter" size pages.Also, there charts use a black background.Many times the colors look different between different background colors or images. Dark or Black backgrounds seems to make a lot of lighter colors seem to "pop" or "glow". Gray backgrounds seems to mute many colors. Lighter backgrounds work best with the darker color text.There are many places on the Web that help you choose what is your best text and background combinations. For me, I just test out the background color/image with a copy of the text from the actual page I am working on.

NOTE:  I will be adding more color collections when I find more good RGB color charts.

 Red, Green, Blue, Black

4 pages

cne-2007-Color Naming Experiment
7 pages

Crayola Crayon Colors

sorted Color Chart
10 pages

Resene-HL--Partition by
Hue--sort by Luminance
10 pages

Resene-HL--Partition by

Luminance--sort by Hue
10 pages

Resene-S--Partition and sort by
Hilbert space-filling curve
10 pages

Resene-P--Partition and sort by
Peano space-filling curve
10 pages

4 pages

XKCD Color Name Survey
7 pages


NBS Anthus Dictionary of Color Names

  2 pages

NBS_ISCC Centroids

  2 pages

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