I'm a quite basic user of Inkscape. I have a the following single path:

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I want to use a different color for filling the bottom part. In other words, above the intersection the color must be blue and below it must be green. I don't know how to do it as I have just one single path, instead of two.

Can someone help me on this?

  • You split the path into 2 paths.
    – joojaa
    Nov 7, 2020 at 1:19
  • How to do that without modifying the shape? Nov 7, 2020 at 1:30
  • Insert nodes at the intersection.
    – joojaa
    Nov 7, 2020 at 1:52
  • and after that? Nov 7, 2020 at 1:54
  • Copy object delete other half in one object and other in other.
    – joojaa
    Nov 7, 2020 at 2:00

2 Answers 2


Here's one method which uses a boolean operation.

  1. Draw a rectangle around the shape, and do Object > Lower to bottom

  2. Select the rectangle and shape, and do Path > Intersection

  3. Do Path > Break Apart

Now each piece can have its own fill.


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  • 1
    Thank you! This is indeed an elegant solution Nov 7, 2020 at 16:42

If your figure is twisted in a single point, you can use the bucket fill tool, to colorozize only one part in a different color.

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