What?

On a whim, this is a collection of colour palettes based on Metallica album covers.

Each is named using an abbreviation of the relevant album.

Why?

Because I saw this post on Twitter

But still, …why?

Because I’d already created a bunch of palettes manually for this post on my blog

How?

I produced the palettes with 7 colours using an online tool, when I produced my blog post originally. I also put together the ‘combo’ palette.

Palettes that end with ‘10’ were created using colorfindr

Credit

Thanks to Kelly Cotton for the nycpalettes package which this was extremely heavily based on

I need this in my life

Of course you do. This will not go to CRAN, so please install using the remotes package.

#library(remotes)
#remotes::install_github("johnmackintosh/metallicaRt")
library(metallicaRt)
#> Warning: replacing previous import 'vctrs::data_frame' by 'tibble::data_frame'
#> when loading 'dplyr'

Data Viz Friendly

These mini palettes might actually be useful.

All named after a song title from the relevant album

metalli_palette("whiplash")
metalli_palette("bells")
metalli_palette("orion")
metalli_palette("blackened")

metalli_palette("roam")
metalli_palette("bleeding")
metalli_palette("fuel")

metalli_palette("frantic")
metalli_palette("scarred")
metalli_palette("revenge")

Gimme fuel, gimme fire, longer palettes I desire

OK then.

These contain more album specific colors, but might be of less practical use for data visualisation purposes.

Kill ’Em All

metalli_palette("kill")
scales::show_col(killem_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Ride The Lightning

metalli_palette("rtl")
scales::show_col(lightning_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Master of Puppets

metalli_palette("puppets")
scales::show_col(puppets_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

…And Justice For All

metalli_palette("justice")
scales::show_col(justice_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Metallica

How much more black could it be? Don’t use this.

metalli_palette("metallica")
scales::show_col(metallica_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Load

metalli_palette("load")
scales::show_col(load_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Reload

metalli_palette("reload")
scales::show_col(reload_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

St. Anger

metalli_palette("anger")
scales::show_col(anger_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Death Magnetic

metalli_palette("magnetic")
scales::show_col(magnetic_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Hardwired…To Self Destruct

metalli_palette("hardwired")
scales::show_col(hardwired_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)

Metal up your palette

Various colours pilfered from various palettes

scales::show_col(combo_pal()(10), labels = FALSE)