# Quick-tip 27 | Using a paintbar study to color bars if they close higher or lower than the previous bar

Quick-tip 27 demonstrates how to use a paint bar study with an HLC chart to color bars.  If a bar that closes higher than the previous bar it is colored white and if a bar closes lower than the previous bar it is colored green.

As the last bar on the chart develops, the paint bars will be plotted based on the current value of the close. So, for example, the close (the price of the last tick) might initially be higher than the high of the previous bar but subsequently go below that level.

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// If Close of this bar is greater than the high of the previous bar
// Color bar white
If C > H[1] then
Begin
Plot1( H, "h1", White, Default, 2 );
Plot2( L, "h2", White, Default, 3 );
Plot3( O, "h3", Transparent, Default, 2 );
Plot4( C, "h4", White, Default, 2 );
End;

// If Close of this bar is less than the low of the previous bar
// Color bar green
If C < L[1] then
Begin
Plot1( H, "h1", Green, Default, 2 );
Plot2( L, "h2", Green, Default, 2 );
Plot3( O, "h3", Transparent, Default, 2 );
Plot4( C, "h4", Green, Default, 2 );
End;