# Add Color to Region Between Two Lines in ggplot2 Line Plot in R (2 Examples)

This article explains how to highlight the region between two ggplot2 lines with color in R.

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So now the part you have been waiting for – the examples!

## Example Data, Packages & Default Graphic

The following data is used as a basis for this R tutorial:

```data <- data.frame(x = 1:5,          # Create example data frame
y1 = c(1, 3, 1, 4, 4),
y2 = c(5, 4, 4, 5, 7))
data                                 # Print example data frame``` Table 1 shows the structure of the example data – It is constituted of five rows and three columns.

In this tutorial, we’ll also need to install and load the ggplot2 package.

```install.packages("ggplot2")          # Install ggplot2 package

Now, we can draw our data as shown below:

```ggp <- ggplot(data, aes(x = x)) +    # Create default ggplot2 line plot
geom_line(aes(y = y1)) +
geom_line(aes(y = y2))
ggp                                  # Draw default ggplot2 line plot``` As illustrated in Figure 1, we have plotted a ggplot2 line plot by running the previous code.

## Example 1: Add Color Between Two Lines in ggplot2 Line Plot

This example explains how to fill the area between two ggplot2 lines.

For this task, we can use the R programming syntax below:

```ggp +                                # Add color between lines
geom_ribbon(aes(x = x,
ymin = y1,
ymax = y2),
fill = "#1b98e0")``` As shown in Figure 2, we have managed to create a ggplot2 line graph with blue color between the lines with the previous R programming code.

## Example 2: Add Shading Between Two Lines in ggplot2 Line Plot

In Example 2, I’ll show how to draw a transparent gray shade between the lines of a ggplot2 graphic.

```ggp +                                # Add shading between lines
geom_ribbon(aes(x = x,
ymin = y1,
ymax = y2),
fill = "gray",
alpha = 0.4)``` After running the previous R code the shaded region between our two lines visualized in Figure 3 has been drawn.

## Video & Further Resources

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