I need to get the background and text color of an article type of document. I need it to to set some stuff in a pgfplots. In beamer, I can read normal text.fg and normal text.bg and set, for instance, \fill = normal text.fg. How do I do the same with article? (and possibly with both beamer and article)

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As far as I can tell, there is no coloring mechanism built into the standard Latex classes; instead, coloring is done using packages like pagecolor and background. Accordingly, there is no standard way to obtain the actual rendered colors.

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