Controlling the colors that appear on graphs and the order in which they appear can improve usability when you are viewing and comparing similar data between two graphs side-by-side. You can view the same metrics using the same colors across the graphs.
Clarity assigns colors to all system graphs using a color palette that consists of 16 colors.
The colors are assigned in the order they are listed in the palette, starting with the first color, going down the list and then looping back to the first color once the last color is reached in the palette. For example, if red, blue, and green are the first three colors in that order in the color palette, red is applied first, blue second, and green third until the last color is reached in the palette, and then loops back to red again (if required).
Assigning colors using this logic means that when you look at graphs side by side, the colors can be different for the same legend names across the graphs.
Selecting the Use Consistent Graph Colors option at the system level sets the default for all graphs to use the consistent color option, but you can change this default setting at the graph portlet level. If you make changes at the individual graph portlet level, users can:
To select consistent graph colors: