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A ggplot2 color palette based on Taylor Swift Album Covers.

The package includes palettes for every full album except for those that Taylor Swift has disavowed.

Installation

You can install the CRAN version of tayloRswift with:

install.packages(c("tayloRswift"))

Alternatively, you can install the development version with:

remotes::install_github("asteves/tayloRswift")

and load it with

Examples

Color by discrete variable using default palette based on 1989

ggplot(penguins, aes(bill_depth_mm, bill_length_mm, color = species)) +
  geom_point(size = 4) +
  scale_color_taylor()+
  theme_minimal()

Choose a different palette

Reputation works great as a grayscale.

ggplot(penguins, aes(bill_depth_mm, bill_length_mm, color = species)) +
  geom_point(size = 4) +
  scale_color_taylor(palette = "reputation")+
  theme_minimal()

Color by numeric variable

Be content with a palette based on Fearless

ggplot(penguins , aes(bill_depth_mm, bill_length_mm,color = bill_length_mm)) +
  geom_point(size = 4) +
  scale_color_taylor(discrete = FALSE, palette ="fearless")+
  theme_minimal()

Fill by discrete variable

Pop with color from Lover

ggplot(mpg, aes(manufacturer, fill = manufacturer)) +
  geom_bar() +
  theme_minimal()+
  theme(axis.text.x = element_text(angle = 45, hjust = 1)) +
  scale_fill_taylor(palette = "lover", guide = "none")

Or if you prefer modern Swift, Folklore

ggplot(penguins, aes(species, fill = species)) +
  geom_bar() +
  theme_minimal()+
  theme(axis.text.x = element_text(angle = 45, hjust = 1)) +
  scale_fill_taylor(palette = "folklore", guide = "none")

Palettes

taylorSwift

taylorSwift= “#61b6cc”, “#577f3f”, “#e3e9f3”, “#0a1605”, “#fddac7”, “#81a757”

fearless

fearless = “#b68f51”, “#5b3617”, “#f7eabe”, “#ecd59f”, “#825c2d”

speakNow

speakNow = “#ffffff”, “#4b2671”, “#5e291c”, “#f3d8c4”, “#f3bf73”

speakNowLive

speakNowLive = “#fce178”, “#969696”, “#871d20”, “#090708”, “#fafaf9”

Red

Red = “#c2c2ae”, “#26233b”, “#7f6557”, “#b4a382”, “#eeeadf”

taylorRedtaylorRed = “#b1532a”,“#84697f”,“#cbb593”,“#a88f92”,“#e8eadf”,“#43475b”

taylor1989

taylor1989 = “#b1532a”, “#84697f”, “#cbb593”, “#a88f92”, “#e8eadf”, “#43475b”

reputation

reputation = “#060606”, “#6e6e6e”, “#fefefe”, “#cacaca”, “#060606”, “#8c8c8c”

lover

lover = “#b8396b”, “#ffd1d7”, “#fff5cc”, “#76bae0”, “#b28f81”, “#54483e”

folklore

folklore= “#272727”, “#5c5c5c”, “#bababa”, “#f8f8f8”

evermore

evermore = “#3d2620”, “#efefef”, “#827d73”, “#efefef”, “#3d2620”

For those who work in Python, it was brought to my attention that there is a very cool package by Josh Borrow called swiftacsmaps.

Other inspirations for this package are the tutorial on creating corporate color palettes by Dr. Simon Jackson, which I drew on heavily. I have long used the wesanderson package by Karthik Ram, which does a similar task.