Youc an set it up the way you want. go to simulation menue->options->default options->plot/ color options.
I use descrete for the finge type and as opposed to continuous - which puts descrete color bands that match the legend. You cna also change the color scheme to whatever suits your fancy.
Also change the options, save everything (if you want), then exit solidworks and restart solidworks. If solidworks crashes before you gracefully exit you will lose the options that you set.
Be advised that these options once set will only apply to newly created studies. You can change the various options under the appropraie plot option - plot options or settings.
Thanks! Less squinting = more productive work. I also set the location of the legend where I like it better.
I had already found the 'discrete' option, which helped some. But having colors I can delineate better is a 1000% improvement.
You know what this means, don't you? Now that I know where to get good answers, I'm sure to think of more questions. You've been warned.