JavaFX ColorPicker

Jakob Jenkov
Last update: 2019-07-26

The JavaFX ColorPicker control enables the user to choose a color in a popup dialog. The chosen color can later be read from the ColorPicker by your JavaFX application. The JavaFX ColorPicker control is represented by the class javafx.scene.control.ColorPicker. Here is a screenshot of an opened JavaFX ColorPicker:

JavaFX ColorPicker screenshot.

Full ColorPicker Example

Here is a full JavaFX ColorPicker example so you can see what the code looks like:

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.ColorPicker;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class ColorPickerExample extends Application {
    public static void main(String[] args) {

    public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
        primaryStage.setTitle("JavaFX App");

        ColorPicker colorPicker = new ColorPicker();

        Color value = colorPicker.getValue();

        VBox vBox = new VBox(colorPicker);
        //HBox hBox = new HBox(button1, button2);
        Scene scene = new Scene(vBox, 960, 600);



Create a ColorPicker

In order to use a JavaFX ColorPicker you must first create an instance of the ColorPicker class. Here is an example of creating a JavaFX ColorPicker:

ColorPicker colorPicker = new ColorPicker();

Get Chosen Color

To read the color chosen in a JavaFX ColorPicker you call its getValue() method. Here is an example of getting the chosen color in a JavaFX ColorPicker:

Color value = colorPicker.getValue();

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