JavaFX ColorPicker Example

In this JavaFX source code example, we will see how to use the JavaFX ColorPicker control with an example.

ColorPicker is a built-in dialog for choosing a color value. It allows the user to select a color from either a standard palette of colors or to define a custom color.

JavaFX ColorPicker Example

In this example, we have a ColorPicker and a Text control. The selected color from the color picker is used to set the foreground color of the text control.

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.event.ActionEvent;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.geometry.Pos;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.ColorPicker;
import javafx.scene.layout.HBox;
import javafx.scene.text.Font;
import javafx.scene.text.Text;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class Main extends Application {

    public void start(Stage stage) {


    private void initUI(Stage stage) {

        var root = new HBox(25);
        root.setPadding(new Insets(10));

        var txt = new Text("ZetCode");

        var font = Font.font(20);

        var cp = new ColorPicker();
        cp.setOnAction((ActionEvent event) -> txt.setFill(cp.getValue()));

        root.getChildren().addAll(cp, txt);

        var scene = new Scene(root, 300, 250);


    public static void main(String[] args) {