How to change your website's Key Colors
Your website's colors can be edited quickly by changing three 'Key Colors' with our Basic Colors Editor.
This is a good way to start customizing the look of your site, then you can move to the Advanced Colors Editor to fine-tune every color option available.
Initially the new Design Editor is only available for our Albers, Beacon, Coral, Iris, Meander and Stockholm themes. If you are on a different theme please see our Design your Portfolio guide.
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In this article
- Basic: Overview of Key Colors
- Changing Key Colors
- View changes in Preview panel
- Reset Modified Colors
- Advanced Colors editing
Basic: Overview of Key Colors
Tap the 'Colors' panel in the Design Editor.
The default setting is the BASIC panel.
When selecting your Theme the Preset option selected will automatically set your Background Color, Text Color and Accent Color.
- Background Color: the background color throughout the site
- Text Color: all Headlines, Body Text, Captions, Menu Items, Blog Text and Footer Text can be set here. The Text Logo color is set separately
- Accent Color: for Text Links, Site Menu Hover/Selected, Page Links and Social Links.
Changing Key Colors
- Tap the swatch to activate Color Picker
- Use slider (up/down) on right to pick the base color
- Use the picker circle to refine the color or add the #HEX number directly into the field above.
View changes in Preview panel
As you make changes to the colors you can see the results in the Preview panel on the right.
- Save Changes to apply to your Live Site.
Reset Modified Colors
If you don't like the changes to the Key Colors you have made you can reset these to the original Preset default you selected in the Themes panel.
- Activate Themes > 'Basic' panel
- Presets area (under thumbnail preview) tap 'Modified'.
A warning will be displayed advising 'Changing your theme preset will reset all of your customizations'.
Tap 'Continue' to reset.
No content (images or text) that you have added to your site will be affected.
Advanced Color Edits
To refine individual colors further toggle to the Colors 'ADVANCED' panel.
See our Advanced Color Editor guide.