How to change the color of the ticks in the colorbar in Matplotlib?

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To change the color of the ticks in the colorbar in matplotlib, we can take the following steps−

  • Create a random 2D−Array using numpy, with 4☓4 dimension.
  • Use imshow() method to display the data as an image.
  • Create a colorbar using colorbar() method with scalar mappable instance of imshow().
  • Use getp() method to return the value of an object's property or print all of them.
  • Set the property of an artist object.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
data = np.random.rand(4, 4)
im = plt.imshow(data, cmap="twilight_shifted_r")
cbar = plt.colorbar(im)
cbar_yticks = plt.getp(, 'yticklabels')
plt.setp(cbar_yticks, color='r')


Updated on 07-May-2021 08:03:03