Adding Custom Colors to your blog just got simpler than ever! Now you can change your entire color scheme with the single click of a button. Color has impact: it sets context and should complement your message.
You’ll find the most popular palettes and patterns from COLOURlovers are sure to delight whether you want to paint the town red or always bet on black.
Adjust your color palette by using drag-and-drop to swap colors, view suggestions and variations, or pick colors manually.
To appeal to your inner fashionista, dress up your blog in a gorgeous background pattern—they’re preloaded based on your chosen color palette.
Themes that have Custom Colors support have been set up so each color value can easily find its place. Not only that, color contrast is carefully calculated to make applying colors as easy as pie.
To get started, go to Appearance → Themes, click the Live Preview links or the Customize button for your current theme, and select the Colors & Backgrounds panel. Custom Colors is part of the Custom Design upgrade. When you save changes, your colors will be stored and then you can apply them live on your blog once you have purchased the upgrade. See the Custom Colors help page for more details.
Whether you want something bold, understated, or with just enough oomph, you can make your message stand out from the crowd by selecting colors that fit your style.
Choose your colors with purpose. Worlds of difference await!
- Jul 11, 2012 @ 5:13 am
Jul 11th at 9:24 pm
Great, but a bit disingenuous. it wasn’t until I got to paragraph 6 that I read that it is part of the paid upgrade….
Jul 11th at 9:28 pm
Reblogged this on Lydia's Life and commented:
This is kinda cool!
Jul 11th at 9:29 pm
Reblogged this on An artist's practice and commented:
I love that WordPress has added this option! I’m a big fan of COLOURlovers, and this is so simple to use. Demands a daily refresh of colour!
Jul 11th at 9:32 pm
Thank you for this! Color sends such a strong message, but that message can change over time. For example, when I started blogging I was in what I called my “blood and death” stage (just post-divorce); thus, I chose red and black. But now that I’m far healthier (and a tad more optimistic!), I’d love to try out other colors to better reflect my writing voice. This will make that easy — and for that, I’m grateful!
Jul 11th at 9:38 pm
No custom colors on my theme (yet) but I still LOVE this!
Jul 11th at 9:49 pm
Well, I always prefered WP, but the Blogger ever offer this feature long ago, and for free…when will we have it, and else others (such as Custom Fonts, also free in Blogger), for free here??
Jul 11th at 10:12 pm
Reblogged this on mahnaz.
Jul 11th at 10:26 pm
A little colour makes a huge difference. Thanks for this update!
Jul 11th at 11:56 pm
That is fantastic! I cannot wait to try it all out! Thank you WordPress!
Jul 12th at 12:56 am
I LOVE this! I am a color girl and will definitely check out the new feature. Thank you WordPress!
Jul 12th at 1:15 am
I’m glad I have the custom upgrade, and I’m glad my theme supports custom colors. This will be a lot of fun.
Jul 12th at 1:36 am
I am surely a lover of pastels, thanks for the gift for us!
Jul 12th at 2:05 am
A great day for people like me who are color impaired.
Jul 12th at 2:05 am
Soo…which theme exactly support this feature? One of my blogs uses “Ari” theme, which has “Custom Colors” tag in the theme showcase. But the option to play around with this feature is ‘unsupported’ in my dashboard’s Custom Design tab.
Jul 12th at 2:18 am
This is a little misleading; you have to purchase your blog site in order access the color schemes, at least you do on my design template.
Jul 12th at 2:46 am
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Jul 12th at 3:28 am
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Jul 12th at 4:09 am
I’ll be happier once I can upload photos from my only online tool, my iPad!
Jul 12th at 4:15 am
Looking forward to use it someday.
Jul 12th at 4:42 am
Jul 12th at 5:24 am
Wowww what aaaaaaa color!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Jul 12th at 5:42 am
Reblogged this on itsmejulax.
Jul 12th at 5:59 am
I Like This
Jul 12th at 6:24 am
This feature sounds interesting but I don’t think it’s ready for the Origins theme yet, is that correct? I don’t see any option to play around with this feature.
Jul 12th at 6:59 am
Reblogged this on The WYSIWYG* Blog and commented:
Just so excited to see Colourlovers integrated into a Custom Design upgrade here on WordPress.com after reading on techcrunch about Audrey Capital/Matt Mullenweg’s investment in the app last year. A fantastic boon for those who love color but don’t know Dusty Rose from Petal Pink.
Jul 12th at 7:23 am
Ah, this is good!
Jul 12th at 7:45 am
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Jul 12th at 8:57 am
Great idea! Unfortunately the three premium themes I use on three separate blogs can’t use this yet. Wouldn’t it have made sense to wait until all your themes could use this before announcing it? I’ve bought the Custom Design feature for all my blogs but feel a little bit cheated that I can’t use the custom colours.
Jul 12th at 9:16 am
Reblogged this on la7vision.
Jul 12th at 10:59 am
It sounds terrific! I will use it some day.
Jul 12th at 12:10 pm
It’s great that you’re continuing to add value to the custom design upgrade. I was wondering, though, since palettes and patterns on Colourlovers use a Creative Commons licence by default, what filters do you have in place to ensure that wordpress.com users only have access to the GPL-compatible ones?
Jul 12th at 2:20 pm
Reblogged this on House of KiKies and commented:
Great addition.. too bad it isnt free..
Jul 12th at 3:29 pm
Let me say it: very WOW! <3
Jul 12th at 3:43 pm
Reblogged this on selinaschreurs.
Jul 12th at 3:47 pm
Jul 12th at 3:59 pm
This is a great addition, especially as I have the custom upgrade. I will probably change the colours every month! I now nearly have everything I need for the perfect blog…..when are we going to get payment solutions such as Google Checkout of Paypal, I can’t wait for those is anything in the pipeline?
Jul 12th at 7:09 pm
Reblogged this on Maisha through My Eyes and commented:
I think this will be very helpful to anyone who is struggling to design their blog like i am. lets all give it a try.
Jul 12th at 8:16 pm
This is great, I am learning how to navigate my blog. Thanks for all the extra help.
Jul 13th at 2:50 am
Wow, it’s a great feature.. to change background pattern as well? Such a colourful life!
Jul 13th at 6:56 am
Reblogged this on leamikhaela and commented:
I’d love the thoughts implemented on the color scheme.
Jul 13th at 8:23 am
This looks very good but It would be nice if there would be a free trial. Not sure if it’s worth buying yet. My blog is very young and I am still trying to find a theme that does everything I want it to do.
Jul 13th at 9:03 am
This is a brilliant option; colour adds so much to everything.
Jul 13th at 1:59 pm
Reblogged this on Raisa Uy.
Jul 13th at 4:13 pm
Jul 13th at 4:15 pm
Reblogged this on deniseraye and commented:
If you love color then this is for you!!!
Jul 13th at 4:35 pm
Reblogged this on WiebePress and commented:
Proud that my first project for WordPress.com is now alive!
Jul 13th at 8:26 pm
This is great! I’ll definitely look into using this. The Spectrum theme is already quite colorful as it is, though.
Jul 13th at 11:02 pm
Reblogged this on rebazart and commented:
Jul 13th at 11:15 pm
I am a new blogger, and I love it!! Thanks for all the ideas and support. Love the custom colors.
Jul 14th at 6:55 am
Nice for those with templates that support this but I would rather have free ability to change the font size used in posts and a small selection of font faces available in the RT editor.
Jul 14th at 6:58 am
Great step forward for wordpress bloggers, love it!
Jul 14th at 11:11 am
Thank you, Sheri. I appreciate your reply. And I surely do appreciate wp.com
Jul 14th at 2:06 pm
Reblogged this on Tracey in Maine.
Jul 14th at 6:18 pm
Can not wait for it to be offered on my theme! We had a new logo designed and the standard color is just not cutting it! Hope its across the board on all themes soon!
Jul 15th at 11:56 am
The idea is brilliant but sadly I cannot use it :’(
Jul 16th at 12:51 am
OMG, I love COLOURlovers palettes.
Jul 16th at 6:22 pm
Love this idea – but as it turns out, the default colors on the template I picked happen to be absolutely perfect. Unless, you could offer a suggestion? I’m always open!
Jul 16th at 6:38 pm
It is unfortunate if it were priced $ 30 per year
Jul 17th at 5:23 am
I’ve used COLOURlovers on Twitter & loved the ease of color choice w/the palette options.
Now, it’s here on WordPress which makes it that much more amazing…
Jul 17th at 7:52 am
Good and beautiful. Love that!!
Jul 19th at 5:20 pm
Thank you for this post, I’ve been trying to figure out good pallettes to use when in finally create my own skin. Much inspiration, indeed!
Jul 20th at 2:14 am
Now, if only that comes for free…
Jul 21st at 4:54 pm
I LOVE this -> Thank you WordPress!