I have updated the Brewer color tables that I posted last fall. The download includes MG_LOADCT and MG_XLOADCT, which are wrappers around LOADCT and XLOADCT that use the Brewer color tables instead of the default color tables.

The update fixes the qualitative color tables. These color tables are for labeling, so they contain 3 to 12 colors instead of a full set of 256 colors. The qualitative color tables each have multiple versions included, depending on how many colors are needed. For example, “Pastel1” has versions with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 colors.

In total, there are 18 sequential, 9 diverging, and 58 qualitative color tables (of 8 different styles). The order of the tables (sequential first, then the diverging, and then ending with all the variations of the qualitative) was also changed to match the Brewer order instead of the previous alphabetical listing. Here’s a list of all the tables:

0. YlGn (Sequential)
1. YlGnBu (Sequential)
2. GnBu (Sequential)
3. BuGn (Sequential)
4. PuBuGn (Sequential)
5. PuBu (Sequential)
6. BuPu (Sequential)
7. RdPu (Sequential)
8. PuRd (Sequential)
9. OrRd (Sequential)
10. YlOrRd (Sequential)
11. YlOrBr (Sequential)
12. Purples (Sequential)
13. Blues (Sequential)
14. Greens (Sequential)
15. Oranges (Sequential)
16. Reds (Sequential)
17. Greys (Sequential)
18. PuOr(Diverging)
19. BrBG(Diverging)
20. PRGn(Diverging)
21. PiYG(Diverging)
22. RdBu(Diverging)
23. RdGy(Diverging)
24. RdYlBu(Diverging)
25. Spectral(Diverging)
26. RdYlGn(Diverging)
27. Set3 (Qualitative) - 3 colors
28. Set3 (Qualitative) - 4 colors
29. Set3 (Qualitative) - 5 colors
30. Set3 (Qualitative) - 6 colors
31. Set3 (Qualitative) - 7 colors
32. Set3 (Qualitative) - 8 colors
33. Set3 (Qualitative) - 9 colors
34. Set3 (Qualitative) - 10 colors
35. Set3 (Qualitative) - 11 colors
36. Set3 (Qualitative) - 12 colors
37. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 3 colors
38. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 4 colors
39. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 5 colors
40. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 6 colors
41. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 7 colors
42. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 8 colors
43. Pastel1 (Qualitative) - 9 colors
44. Set1 (Qualitative) - 3 colors
45. Set1 (Qualitative) - 4 colors
46. Set1 (Qualitative) - 5 colors
47. Set1 (Qualitative) - 6 colors
48. Set1 (Qualitative) - 7 colors
49. Set1 (Qualitative) - 8 colors
50. Set1 (Qualitative) - 9 colors
51. Pastel2 (Qualitative) - 3 colors
52. Pastel2 (Qualitative) - 4 colors
53. Pastel2 (Qualitative) - 5 colors
54. Pastel2 (Qualitative) - 6 colors
55. Pastel2 (Qualitative) - 7 colors
56. Pastel2 (Qualitative) - 8 colors
57. Set2 (Qualitative) - 3 colors
58. Set2 (Qualitative) - 4 colors
59. Set2 (Qualitative) - 5 colors
60. Set2 (Qualitative) - 6 colors
61. Set2 (Qualitative) - 7 colors
62. Set2 (Qualitative) - 8 colors
63. Dark2 (Qualitative) - 3 colors
64. Dark2 (Qualitative) - 4 colors
65. Dark2 (Qualitative) - 5 colors
66. Dark2 (Qualitative) - 6 colors
67. Dark2 (Qualitative) - 7 colors
68. Dark2 (Qualitative) - 8 colors
69. Paired (Qualitative) - 3 colors
70. Paired (Qualitative) - 4 colors
71. Paired (Qualitative) - 5 colors
72. Paired (Qualitative) - 6 colors
73. Paired (Qualitative) - 7 colors
74. Paired (Qualitative) - 8 colors
75. Paired (Qualitative) - 9 colors
76. Paired (Qualitative) - 10 colors
77. Paired (Qualitative) - 11 colors
78. Paired (Qualitative) - 12 colors
79. Accent (Qualitative) - 3 colors
80. Accent (Qualitative) - 4 colors
81. Accent (Qualitative) - 5 colors
82. Accent (Qualitative) - 6 colors
83. Accent (Qualitative) - 7 colors
84. Accent (Qualitative) - 8 colors