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Bootstrap Color picker - examples & tutorial

Color picker MDB Pro component

Bootstrap 5 Color picker plugin

Color Picker plugin allows you to select different colors. You can successfully use it in various product wizards, clothing sales, or other situations where you need to be able to choose a color.

Note: Read the API tab to find all available options and advanced customization

Basic example

The Color picker can be placed anywhere on the page. You can initialize it using data-mdb-picker="color-picker".

Disable state example

To add a Color picker as read-only use data-mdb-color-picker-disabled="true".


You can add ready-made samples for the user. Use the colorPickerSwatches option and pass an array of colors as a parameter. If you want to add colors in several columns, add them in separate tables.

Swatches Height

If the defined samples take up a lot of space, you can set their maximum height using the colorPickerSwatchesHeight option.

Default value

To set the default value use the data-mdb-color-picker-value option.


You can use color picker as dropdown, just add data-mdb-color-picker-dropdown="true"

Disable section

If you want to use only some picker elements you can disable unnecessary elements. The following example shows the use of the colorPickerColorPalette option. Other options can be found in the API tab.

Color picker - API


Via data attributes

        <div class="color-picker" data-mdb-picker="color-picker"></div>

Via JavaScript

        const picker = document.querySelector('.color-picker');
        const pickerInstance = new ColorPicker(picker);

Via jQuery

Note: By default, MDB does not include jQuery and you have to add it to the project on your own.



Options can be passed via data attributes, JavaScript, or jQuery. For data attributes, append the option name to data-mdb-, as in data-mdb-color-picker-dropdown="".

Name Type Default Description
colorPickerColorInputs Boolean true Set false to hide the input sections
colorPickerChangeFormatBtn Boolean true Set false to hide the change color type icons
colorPickerCopyIcon Boolean true Set false to hide copy code icon
colorPickerColorPalette Number 0 Set false to hide color palette
colorPickerSwatches Array [] Allows you to define the colors of the swatches
colorPickerSwatchesHeight Number 0 Allow you to define swatches max height
colorPickerValue String '' Set default color value
colorPickerDisabled Boolean false Set true to use read-only Color picker
colorPickerDropdown Boolean false Set true to use color picker as dropdown


Name Description
onOpen.mdb.colorPicker Emitted when Color picker dropdown is open.
onClose.mdb.colorPicker Emitted when Color picker dropdown is close.
onChange.mdb.colorPicker Emitted when the color is changed.

          const picker = document.querySelector('.color-picker');
          picker.addEventListener('onChange.mdb.colorPicker', () => {
            // do something;


MDB UI KIT also works with module bundlers. Use the following code to import this component:

        import { ColorPicker } from 'mdb-color-picker';