Certain topics are covered in multiple places in the documentation. But if you compare URLs the second one I posted matches this one.
> But I found the answer by re-reading that page more carefully: > get(gcf,'DefaultAxesColorOrder')
Yes, that will change the default value for the ColorOrder property used by any axes that are later created in the figure whose handle was returned by that call to GCF. [Note that this will not affect existing axes unless they get cleared as per a call to PLOT or CLA or the like, which reset the ColorOrder property to the (new) default.]