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Change chart colors

There are three basic color schemes for MetaTrader4 (MT4) and four for MetaTrader5 (MT5). You can quickly change the chart colors using these schemes, and also customize the colors of each element, such as candlesticks and background. Here we will look at how to change chart colors in MT4/MT5. You can change them from the menu or chart.

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Step 1

Change the colors on a chart from the menu

Click "Charts" in the menu and select "Properties".

Click Charts in the menu and select Properties Click Charts in the menu and select Properties

Change the colors on a chart from the chart

Right-click on the chart and select "Properties" from the context menu.

Select Properties from the context menu Select Properties from the context menu

Step 2

In the "Colors" tab, set the colors and click "OK".

In the Colors tab, set the colors In the Colors tab, set the colors

Number

Item name

Descriptions

1

Color scheme

Select the color scheme from "Yellow On Black", "Green On Black", and "Black On White".

2

Background

Select the background color.

3

Foreground

Select the color for frames, scales, period separators, object descriptions, oscillator names, symbol names, and OHLC.

4

Grid

Select the grid line color.

5

Bar Up

Select the bullish candle color.

6

Bar Down

Select the bearish candle color.

7

Bull candle

Select the color for the real body of bullish candles.

8

Bear candle

Select the color for the real body of bearish candles.

9

Line graph

Select the line chart color.

10

Volumes

Select the volume color.

11

Ask line

Select the color for the Ask price.

12

Stop levels

Select the color for the take-profit (T/P) and stop-loss (S/L).

Step 3

The chart will be displayed with the set colors.

The chart will be displayed with the set colors The chart will be displayed with the set colors

Step 1

Change the colors on a chart from the menu

Click "Charts" in the menu and select "Properties".

Click Charts in the menu and select Properties Click Charts in the menu and select Properties

Change the colors on a chart from the chart

Right-click on the chart and select "Properties" from the context menu.

Select Properties from the context menu Select Properties from the context menu

Step 2

In the "Colors" tab, set the colors and click "OK".

In the Colors tab, set the colors In the Colors tab, set the colors

Number

Item name

Descriptions

1

Scheme

Select the color scheme from "Yellow on Black", "Green on Black", "Black on White", and "Color on White".

2

Background

Select the background color.

3

Foreground

Select the color for frames, scales, period separators, trade history, object descriptions, oscillator names, symbol names, and OHLC.

4

Grid

Select the grid line color.

5

Bar up

Select the bullish candle color.

6

Bar down

Select the bearish candle color.

7

Bull candle

Select the color for the real body of bullish candles.

8

Bear candle

Select the color for the real body of bearish candles.

9

Line chart

Select the line chart color.

10

Volumes

Select the volume and tick volume colors.

11

Bid price line

Select the color for the Bid price.

12

Ask price line

Select the color for the Ask price.

13

Last price line

Select the color for the last price.

14

Stop levels

Select the color for the take-profit (T/P) and stop-loss (S/L).

Step 3

The chart will be displayed with the set colors.

The chart will be displayed with the set colors The chart will be displayed with the set colors

Date

Created

 : 2022.08.17

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.10.29

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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