# Changing the color of an axis in Matplotlib

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First, we can get the axes. Then, ax.spines could help to set the color by specifying the name of the axes, i.e., top, bottom, right and left.

## Steps

• Add an axes to the current figure and make it the current axes.

• Using step 1 axes, we can set the color of all the axes.

• Using ax.spines[axes].set_color(‘color’), set the color of the axes. Axes could be bottom, top, right, and left. Color could be yellow, red, black, and blue.

• To show the figure, use the plt.show() method.

## Example

from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

ax = plt.axes()

ax.spines['bottom'].set_color('yellow')
ax.spines['top'].set_color('red')
ax.spines['right'].set_color('black')
ax.spines['left'].set_color('blue')

plt.show()

## Output

Published on 16-Mar-2021 15:28:16