Despite the significant progress made in the field of electrochromic polymers, the multichromic facility of current knowledge is restricted. Therefore, as previously proven, electrochemical copolymerization of 1-benzyl-2,5-di(thiophen-2-yl)-1H-pyrrole (SNBS) and 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) was used as a strategy to achieve desired multichromic properties, where the resultant copolymer displayed distinct color changes between claret red, yellow, green, and blue colors with short switching times and high optical contrast. As an application, absorption/transmission type electrochromic device with indium. tin oxide (ITO)/copolymer/gel electrolyte PEDOT/ITO configuration was constructed, where copolymer and PEDOT functioned as the anodically and the cathodically coloring layers, respectively. Results implied the successive use of this copolymer in electrochromic device applications, since the device exhibited short switching times with a wide color variation upon applied potential. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.