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Color picker
Choose a color from custom color palette and set it on component's control and/or copy it to clipboard.
npm install storybook-color-picker
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storybook-color-picker

Description

A Storybook addon. It allows you to quickly find any color from your custom color palette and set it on component's controls and/or copy to clipboard.

Add one or multiple color palettes and set the primary palette globally, for component or single story.

storybook-color-picker

Usage

$ npm i -D storybook-color-picker@latest
ℹ️ Storybook support
`storybook-color-picker` v4 doesn't support `storybook` v6.
To use `storybook-color-picker` with `storybook` v6, install `storybook-color-picker` v3
npm i -D storybook-color-picker@3

Add to your Storybook

In your .storybook folder find main.js file and add this addon like below.

module.exports = {
  addons: ['storybook-color-picker'],
}

Add palettes

Globally

This will add color picker and palettes everywhere in your storybook.

In your .storybook folder find preview.js file and add your color palette to parameters like below. Scroll down to find out how your color palette must look like.

import yourFirstColorPalette from './yourFirstColorPalette.json';
import yourSecondColorPalette from './yourSecondColorPalette.json';

export const parameters = {
  ...
  colorPicker: {
    primaryPalette: 'Your first palette name', // Name of primary palette for all components and its stories. Optional (fallback to first palette from the palettes array).
    palettes: [
      {
        name: 'Your first palette name', // string
        palette: yourFirstColorPalette, // Palette as an Object or an Array. See bellow.
      },
      {
        name: 'Your second palette name',
        palette: yourSecondColorPalette,
      },
    ]
  }
};

On component

This will add color picker and palettes to all component's stories.

In MyComponent.stories.js add:

const meta = {
  ...
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      primaryPalette: 'Your first palette name',
      palettes: [
        {
          name: 'Your first palette name',
          palette: yourFirstColorPalette,
        },
        {
          name: 'Your second palette name',
          palette: yourSecondColorPalette,
        },
      ]
    }
  }
}

export const PrimaryComponent = { args: {...} }

export default meta

On story

This will add color picker and palettes to specific story.

In MyComponent.stories.js add:

export const SecondaryComponent = {
  ...
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      primaryPalette: 'Colorful palette',
      applyColorTo: ['label'],
      disableDefaultPalettes: true,
      theme: 'dark',
    },
  }
}

Palette

as Object

type ColorPaletteAsObject = Record<string, Record<string, string> | string>

Example:

  {
    white: "#fff", // valid hex, rgb, rgba, hsl, hsla
    black: "#000",
    light: {
      " 500": "#aaa",
      " 100": "rgba(238, 238, 238, .8)",
      " 200": "rgb(238, 238, 238)",
      " 300": "hsla(0, 0%, 73%, .8)",
      " 400": "hsl(0, 0%, 73%)"
    },
    dark: {
      "0100": "#888",
      "0500": "#000",
      "0400": "#222",
      "0200": "#666",
      "0300": "#444"
    }
  }

Useful tip: add white spaces or zeros before numerical keys to prevent auto sorting

as Array

type ColorPaletteAsArray = {
  label: string
  values: [
    {
      label: string
      value: string
    },
  ]
}

Example:

const myArrayPalette = [
  {
    label: 'light',
    values: [
      {
        label: '100',
        value: '#fff',
      },
      {
        label: '200',
        value: '#aaa',
      },
    ],
  },
  {
    label: 'dark',
    values: [
      {
        label: '100',
        value: '#222',
      },
      {
        label: '200',
        value: '#000000',
      },
    ],
  },
]

Set primary palette on component or its stories

On component

This will apply for all component's stories.

In MyComponent.stories.js add:

const meta = {
  ...
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      primaryPalette: 'Your second palette name',
    }
  }
};

On story

This will apply for specific story.

In MyComponent.stories.js add:

export const SecondaryComponent = {
  ...
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      primaryPalette: 'Your first palette name',
    }
  }
}

primaryPalette specificity:

The following list increases by specificity.

  1. primaryPalette set on parameters in preview.js
  2. primaryPalette set on component parameters
  3. primaryPalette set on story MyComponent.parameters

Apply selected color to component's control

All controls with type of "color" will be detected automatically. You can add extra controls to which color may be applied. Only controls of type "text" may be added as extra.

On component

Add list of extra controls to all component's stories.

In MyComponent.stories.js add:

const meta = {
  ...
  argTypes: {
    backgroundColor: { control: 'color' }, // Color controls will be detected automatically
    label: { control: 'text' }, // Text controls may be added as extra
    text: { control: 'text' }, // Text controls may be added as extra
  },
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      applyColorTo: ['label'] // Must match argType key
    }
  }
};

On story

Add list of extra controls to selected story to overwrite list added to component globally as in example above.

In MyComponent.stories.js add:

export const SecondaryComponent = {
  ...
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      applyColorTo: ['text'], // Pass empty array to clear extra controls
    }
  }
};

Default palettes

Disable default palettes

To disable default palettes just add disableDefaultPalettes: true to global, component or story parameters.

Theme

Storybook-color-picker will adjust automatically to the theme set on storybook.

To override the storybook theme:

const meta = {
  ...
  parameters: {
    colorPicker: {
      theme: 'light' | 'dark' | 'auto' // Default 'auto'
    }
    ...
  }
};
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