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Feb 22, 2023

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Use Custom Colors in Flutter





Use Custom Colors in Flutter

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In this post you'll learn different methods to use Custom Colors in Flutter.

Using Hexadecimal Values

Defining custom colors using hexadecimal values is a popular way to use custom colors in Flutter.

To define hexadecimal color,

  • Replace the # in the Hexcode with 0xFF
  • Pass it to Color class and you are ready to use Hex color code


const Color myColor = Color(0xFF00FF00); // Using #00FF00 Hex Color

Using Named Colors

Named colors are defined in your material theme and can be used throughout your application.

To define named colors,

  • Create named colors using ThemeData constructor.
  • Add ThemeData to MaterialApp constructor.
  • Use the color using theme context anywhere in the application


  theme: ThemeData(
    primaryColor:, // Define a named color in the app's theme

    color: Theme.of(context).primaryColor, // Use the named color in a widget

Using color schemes

You can define a color scheme for your app and use it throughout your app. A color scheme is a set of colors used to define the colors with any custom color names and it can be used throughout the application.

To define color schemes,

  • Pass different colors to ColorScheme constructor with custom name such as the primary color, accent color, and background color.
  • Use the colors using the color scheme


final myColorScheme = ColorScheme(
  primary: Color(0xFF00FF00),
  secondary: Color(0xFF0000FF),
  background: Color(0xFFFFFFFF),
  color: myColorScheme.primary, // Use a color from the color scheme in a widget

Using RGBA Colors

RGBA colors are defined by specifying the red, green, blue, and alpha values. The alpha value defines the transparency of the color. You can create an RGBA color by using the Color.fromRGBO() constructor.


Color myColor = Color.fromRGBO(255, 0, 0, 0.5); // Red color with 50% opacity

Alpha can be have the value from 0 - 1.0 and (R, G, B) can have the value from 0 to 255


In this post, we explored the different ways to use custom colors in Flutter. We covered using hexadecimal values, named colors, color schemes, and RGBA colors. Each of these methods has its advantages, and the choice depends on the specific requirements of your application. By using custom colors, you can create an app that stands out and has a unique look and feel.

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