Highcharts is very flexible for create or themes. In Highcarter there are some predefined themes and some functions to create your own or merge themes.

Let’s start with a simple bar chart and see the default theme:

library(highcharter)
library(dplyr)

data(diamonds, package = "ggplot2")

data <- count(diamonds, cut, color)

hc <- hchart(data, "column", hcaes(x = color, y = n, group = cut)) %>%
  hc_yAxis(title = list(text = "Cases")) %>%
  hc_title(text = "Diamonds Are Forever") %>%
  hc_subtitle(text = "Source: Diamonds data set") %>%
  hc_credits(enabled = TRUE, text = "http://jkunst.com/highcharter/") %>%
  hc_tooltip(sort = TRUE, table = TRUE) %>% 
  hc_caption(text = "This is a caption text to show the style of this type of text")

hc

Themes

Here you’ll find the themes to change the look of your charts.


Creating themes

You can create your own themes!

my_own_theme <- hc_theme(
  colors = c("red", "green", "blue"),
  chart = list(
    backgroundColor = NULL,
    divBackgroundImage = "http://media3.giphy.com/media/FzxkWdiYp5YFW/giphy.gif"
  ),
  title = list(
    style = list(
      color = "#333333",
      fontFamily = "Lato"
    )
  ),
  subtitle = list(
    style = list(
      color = "#666666",
      fontFamily = "Shadows Into Light"
    )
  ),
  legend = list(
    itemStyle = list(
      fontFamily = "Tangerine",
      color = "black"
    ),
    itemHoverStyle = list(
      color = "gray"
    )
  )
)

hc %>%
  hc_add_theme(my_own_theme)

Merge Themes

You can merge themes too.

thm <- hc_theme_merge(
  hc_theme_darkunica(),
  hc_theme(
    chart = list(
      backgroundColor = "transparent",
      divBackgroundImage = "http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/2013/02/xwing-bg.gif"
    ),
    title = list(
      style = list(
        color = "white",
        fontFamily = "Griffy",
        fontSize = "25px"
      )
    )
  )
)

hc %>%
  hc_add_theme(thm)