# how to fill boxes in Boxplot with different colors

757 views (last 30 days)
Poulomi Ganguli on 4 Apr 2018
Commented: Alberto Acri on 26 Apr 2022
Hello, I would like to plot boxplot with each of the boxes with separate colors, I came across these set of code from this link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.soft-sys.matlab/JFi976iIuZE However, with this link, all boxes are right now shaded with yellow. In contrast, I am interested in each of the boxes gets filled with different colors, for example, blue, red and gray. Any way, how to achieve this? Thanks,
##### 1 CommentShowHide None
BN on 5 Apr 2020
Edited: BN on 5 Apr 2020
Dear Poulomi
I have a same question, 2 years after you ... did you find any answer by the way?
regards

Ameer Hamza on 5 Apr 2020
Edited: Ameer Hamza on 12 May 2020
Following the method in link posted by Poulomi, you can get different colors like this
data = rand(100, 4);
x = 1:4;
colors = rand(4, 3);
boxplot(data, x);
h = findobj(gca,'Tag','Box');
for j=1:length(h)
patch(get(h(j),'XData'),get(h(j),'YData'),colors(j,:),'FaceAlpha',.5);
end If you are using R2020a, then use the following code, which is robust as compared to the above version
data = rand(100, 4);
x = 1:4;
colors = rand(4, 3);
figure();
ax = axes();
hold(ax);
for i=1:4
boxchart(x(i)*ones(size(data(:,i))), data(:,i), 'BoxFaceColor', colors(i,:))
end Alberto Acri on 26 Apr 2022
How can I modify your code:
data = rand(100, 4);
x = 1:4;
colors = rand(4, 3);
boxplot(data, x);
h = findobj(gca,'Tag','Box');
for j=1:length(h)
patch(get(h(j),'XData'),get(h(j),'YData'),colors(j,:),'FaceAlpha',.5);
end
To manually set the color of each boxplot?
Thanks!!

Mehri Mehrnia on 7 Nov 2021
I want facecolor with command "boxplot" not "boxchart". Can anyone help?
The reason that I use boxplot, it's more handy for "legend"