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    Easily generate color gradients with an unlimited number of color stops and steps.

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    $ npm install tinygradient



    The gradient can be generated using RGB or HSV interpolation. HSV usually produces brighter colors.

    Initialize gradient

    The tinygradient constructor takes a list or an array of colors stops.

    // using varargs
    var gradient = tinygradient('red', 'green', 'blue');
    // using array
    var gradient = tinygradient([

    The colors are parsed with TinyColor, multiple formats are accepted.

    var gradient = tinygradient([
      tinycolor('#ff0000'),       // tinycolor object
      {r: 0, g: 255, b: 0},       // RGB object
      {h: 240, s: 1, v: 1, a: 1}, // HSVa object
      'rgb(120, 120, 0)',         // RGB CSS string
      'gold'                      // named color

    You can also specify the position of each color stop (between 0 and 1). If no position is specified, stops are distributed equidistantly.

    var gradient = tinygradient([
      {color: '#d8e0de', pos: 0},
      {color: '#255B53', pos: 0.8},
      {color: '#000000', pos: 1}

    Generate gradient

    Each method takes at least the number of desired steps.

    The generated gradients might have one more step in certain conditions.

    // RGB interpolation
    var colorsRgb = gradient.rgb(9);


    // HSV clockwise interpolation
    var colorsHsv = gradient.hsv(9);


    // HSV counter-clockwise interpolation
    var colorsHsv = gradient.hsv(9, true);


    There are also two methods which will automatically choose between clockwise and counter-clockwise.

    // HSV interpolation using shortest arc between colors
    var colorsHsv = gradient.hsv(9, 'short');
    // HSV interpolation using longest arc between colors
    var colorsHsv = gradient.hsv(9, 'long');

    Each method returns an array of TinyColor objects, see available methods.

    Get CSS gradient string

    The css method will output a valid W3C string (without vendors prefix) to use with background-image CSS property.

    // linear gradient to right (default)
    var gradientStr = gradient.css();
    // radial gradient ellipse at top left
    var gradientStr = gradient.css('radial', 'farthest-corner ellipse at top left');

    Get color at a specific position

    Returns a single TinyColor object from a defined position in the gradient (from 0 to 1).

    // with RGB interpolation
    colorAt55Percent = gradient.rgbAt(0.55);
    // with HSV interpolation
    colorAt55Percent = gradient.hsvAt(0.55);

    Reversing gradient

    Returns a new instance of TinyGradient with reversed colors.

    var reversedGradient = gradient.reverse();

    Loop the gradient

    Returns a new instance of TinyGradient with looped colors.

    var loopedGradient = gradient.loop();

    Position-only stops

    I is possible to define stops with the pos property only and no color. This allows to define the position of the mid-point between the previous and the next stop.

    var gradient = tinygradient([
      {color: 'black', pos: 0},
      {pos: 0.8}, // #808080 will be at 80% instead of 50%
      {color: 'white', pos: 1}


    This library is available under the MIT license.


    npm i tinygradient

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