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Selecting the right colors for your website is essential to make an excellent first impression. In this post, we'll walk you through the steps of creating a Squarespace color palette for your site.
Keep this in mind when creating your color palette. You'll want to consider the overall tone of your site. Do you like bright and bold colors? Once you've determined the style, you can start to choose more specific colors.
Depending on your chosen template, you may have some preset colors to work with. If so, great! If not, that's okay too. There are plenty of resources to help you find the perfect shade. A few of our favorites are Adobe Color CC, ColourLovers, and Coolors.
Once you've found a few colors you like, it's time to start narrowing them down. A good rule of thumb is to select one primary color, one secondary color, and one or two accents. This will help create visual interest and keep your palette from feeling too overwhelming.
Now that you have a color palette in mind, it’s time to change the Squarespace defaults. You need to access sections to make sure you make the right changes.
The Squarespace color palette has five colors, including black and white, used for most text and backgrounds. It’s important to keep black and white as part of the five colors. You can change the three remaining colors to match what you have in your color palette.
Tip: If you have a light or dark color near white or black, consider replacing it with something that has more or less contrast. If you have any pop colors like neons, consider reserving that for your logo or images you’d put on the site.
Squarespace applies the color palette across the entire site, affecting themes and various design elements, and you may not enjoy seeing your site bathed in highly contrasting colors.
Under the Palette Section, there’d be a list of Themes such as “White Minimal,” “White Bold,” “Light Minimal,” etc. The themes show how Squarespace applies your color palette across the site’s look. Sometimes, Squarespace doesn’t render your color palette precisely as you want.
Check these out and review them to see how they look. If you need to change anything, just follow these steps:
Squarespace also allows you to change the colors of specific blocks on your website. This option enables you to apply various color swatches across your site that the theme may not cover.
To make specific block color changes, follow these steps:
Creating a Squarespace color palette for your website is easy once you know where to start. By considering the overall tone of your site and selecting one primary color, one secondary color, and one or two accents, you'll be well on your way to putting together a cohesive and visually appealing design.
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