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Color picker dialog for Tkinter

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Color picker dialog for Tkinter.

This module contains a ColorPicker class which implements the color picker and an askcolor function that displays the color picker and returns the chosen color in RGB and HTML formats.


  • Linux, Windows, Mac
  • Python 2.7 or 3.x

And the python packages:

  • tkinter (included in the python distribution for Windows)
  • Pillow


  • Ubuntu: use the PPA ppa:j-4321-i/ppa

    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:j-4321-i/ppa
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install python(3)-tkcolorpicker
  • Archlinux:

    the package is available on AUR

  • With pip:

    $ pip install tkcolorpicker



askcolor(color="red", parent=None, title=_("Color Chooser"), alpha=False)

Open a ColorPicker dialog and return the chosen color.

The selected color is returned as a tuple (RGB(A), #RRGGBB(AA)) (None, None) is returned if the color selection is cancelled.


  • color: initially selected color, supported formats:

  • parent: parent window

  • title: dialog title

  • alpha: alpha channel suppport


import tkinter as tk
import tkinter.ttk as ttk
from tkcolorpicker import askcolor

root = tk.Tk()
style = ttk.Style(root)

print(askcolor((255, 255, 0), root))

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