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Updated: September 5, 2023
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WordPress Color Schemes

WordPress Color Schemes

As you develop or design your WordPress website, one aspect that you can change is the color scheme, Accents, complementary, contrasting colors? Never limited the color to just the background and text. For example, the links on your site can have custom colors that match your overall theme.


The Header or masthead may be filled with a specific color, while the rest of the site could be an accenting color. Titles, headings, lists, bullets can be in a color scheme. With unlimited color choices, finding a color scheme or theme can be a challenge. But picking the right color scheme can make your website more memorable, appealing and trustworthy.

Changing Colors Using CSS

Most WordPress themes will allow you to customize the colors. But if these does not satisfy the looks you want you can always add your own colors by adding cascading style sheet (CSS) codes.
This process is similar in most themes but might vary depending on the theme you are using:
Go to Appearance > Additional CSS Here you can edit the element and customize the color as you desire.
You can also use a plugin like Simple Custom CSS to add CSS codes to your website.

Changing Colors Using WordPress Plugins

Not sure about editing the stylesheets? You can install third-party pluginsi to change the colors. These plugins allow you to create and customize the visual elements of the theme.

Color Scheme Plugins

WP Admin Color Schemes
Admin color scheme Plugins for your WP dashboard.

Colorize Admin
A simple plugin that will make your WordPress Admin panel themes and more.

Force Admin Color Scheme
A single admin color scheme for all users.The plugin is further customizable via one filter

Admin Bar Color
A dashboard color scheme for the front end admin bar. This plugin simply allows you to use your favorite color scheme on the front end admin bar.

Color Scheme every Theme
Change the entire color scheme of the current theme. A more detailed description is available on my blog You are welcome to give feedback or ask questions directly on my blog as well.

Theme Helper
Features Include Admin/User panel, Color Scheme Switcher, Shortcode for social media icons By Rex Anthony D. Eubanas.

Paint Color Insert Tool
insert images and links of paint color matches from over 100 paint brands. For more Information, please visit My Perfect Color

Quick admin color scheme picker
Lets you switch admin color schemes from the "Howdy" menu. By mitcho

Advanced Custom Color Scheme Fields
Adds a color scheme field type with "Advanced Custom Fields Pro" Create your own colors. By Hugo Moran

Eye-candy theme by WordPress Monsters
Add a new Admin theme If you are tired of the default admin theme. By WordPress Monsters

Ozh COLOURlovers Admin CSS Designer
Create your own Admin CSS with COLOURlovers. Edit, tweak, save and more. By Ozh

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Color Schemes

  • Adobe Color - Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations
  • Paletton - The Color Scheme Designer
  • Color Lovers - Browse color palettes, latest web trend color schemes, download palettes for your application
  • Web color palette - Create consistent color schemes. Generate color shades, tones and tints
  • Coolors.co - Generate perfect color combinations
  • Html Color Palettes - Html Color codes, HEX, RGB, RGBA, HSL, HSLA values with HSV, HWB, CMYK
  • Trendy Palettes - Thousands of color palettes that is updated daily

Color Pickers

Color Charts

Color Blenders

Color Gradient Generators

Color Tools

  • HTML Colors - Color picker, HEX, RGB, RGBA, HSL, HSLA, including HSV, HWB, CMYK
  • Color Hex - Color encyclopedia providing information and Conversion
  • HTML Color Codes - Color Picker and Dynamic Color Chart

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