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I am using this to change the color of the headers and footer of the chapter pages in the fancy page style, which I got from another post.

     \usepackage{etoolbox}

     \makeatletter
     \patchcmd{\@fancyhead}{\rlap}{\color{ared}\rlap}{}{} 
     \patchcmd{\headrule}{\hrule}{\color{ared}\hrule}{}{}
     \patchcmd{\@fancyfoot}{\rlap}{\color{ared}\rlap}{}{}
     \patchcmd{\footrule}{\hrule}{\color{ared}\hrule}{}{}
     \makeatother

however, the in the first page of every chapter, the page number remains in black. I have tried modifying the \fancypagestyle{plain} but so far not results.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to successfully change the first chapter page footer color?

I am using the memoir document class.

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    (1) Welcome, (2) you should not really be using fancyhdr with memoir, it has its own heavily integrated system for handling headers. (3) On this site we prefer full minimal examples can that be copied and tested without having to add anything.
    – daleif
    May 10, 2016 at 12:52

1 Answer 1

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Unfortunaly there is no MWE in the question. With memoir you should use the header and footer commands of this class:

 \documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\colorlet{ared}{red}

\pagestyle{ruled}
\makeevenhead{ruled}{\leftmark}{}{\rightmark}
\makeoddhead{ruled}{\rightmark}{}{\leftmark}
\makeevenfoot{ruled}{}{\thepage}{}
\makeoddfoot{ruled}{}{\thepage}{}

\makeheadfootruleprefix{ruled}{\color{ared}}{\color{ared}}
\makeheadfootstrut{ruled}{\strut\color{ared}}{\strut\color{ared}}
\makeheadfootstrut{plain}{\strut\color{ared}}{\strut\color{ared}}
\uppercaseheads

\begin{document}
\blinddocument
\blinddocument
\end{document}

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With a standard class you can use fancyhdr but then you have to define plain as a fancy page style too:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\colorlet{ared}{red}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\@fancyhead}{\rlap}{\color{ared}\rlap}{}{} 
\patchcmd{\headrule}{\hrule}{\color{ared}\hrule}{}{}
\patchcmd{\@fancyfoot}{\rlap}{\color{ared}\rlap}{}{}
\patchcmd{\footrule}{\hrule}{\color{ared}\hrule}{}{}
\makeatother

\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
  \fancyhf{}
  \fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}
  \renewcommand\headrulewidth{0pt}
}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\begin{document}
\blinddocument
\end{document}

enter image description here


Or you could use package scrlayer-scrpage.

\documentclass{memoir}
%\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\colorlet{ared}{red}

\usepackage[automark,headsepline,markcase=upper]{scrlayer-scrpage}
\addtokomafont{pageheadfoot}{\color{ared}}
\ohead{\leftmark}
\ihead{\rightmark}
\cfoot*{\pagemark}


\begin{document}
\blinddocument
\blinddocument
\end{document}
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  • The OP is using memoir.
    – Werner
    May 11, 2016 at 0:19
  • @Werner There is also a suggestion for memoir(without fancyhdr) in my answer including a colored headsepline.
    – esdd
    May 11, 2016 at 0:35
  • Ahhh, I see now. Missed that.
    – Werner
    May 11, 2016 at 0:39

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