While painting, I use the color picker to pick one of the color on my object. However, the color picker does not pick the exact color that I have selected.


What am I doing wrong?


1 Answer 1


Viewport colors are affected by lighting and color profile.
To display unchanged colors in the viewport, you need to do two things:

  • use the Emission shader (it's not affected by lights)
  • change View Transform to Standard

(Or just open your image texture in Image Viewer and pick color from there.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for helping :D Choosing the color from image texture is easier and solve the problem. Would you mind to answer my another question? blender.stackexchange.com/questions/175097/… $\endgroup$
    – Che Xuian
    Apr 22, 2020 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ Happy to help :). I commented on your other question about sharing files and adding images :). $\endgroup$ Apr 22, 2020 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ What to do when picking from the image editor yields the expected color, however painting the picked color does not match the picked color? $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2022 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ Hello @ThomasHarris :). Could you please post this as a new question? You can link this one to provide context. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2022 at 21:48

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