Central Colour Palette


This plugin allows you to manage a site-wide central colour palette for an uniform look’n’feel. The palette of the new block editor and the Theme Customizer are supported, as well as the classic editor. You can define this central colour palette through the settings menu. All plugins that make use of WordPress’ colour picker can benefit from this plugin as well.

Also this plugin replaces the colour picker for choosing a text or background colour found inside the classic editor with a bigger and customizable colour grid.

For an easy migration between WordPress installations you can export and import your palette settings and colours.

Theme/Plugin Support
Central Colour Palette supports these plugins and themes:

API Documentation

Central Colour Palette offers some methods, so have a look at the API Documentation.

Privacy Policy

This plugin does not collect or use any private data.


  • The Colour Palette Editor
  • The new block editor is supported
  • Custom palette for the Theme Customizer
  • Legacy support for the classic editor


This plugin should work out of the box with a standard installation of WordPress.

WordPress Plugin Search

  1. Go to your WordPress and open Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for Central Colour Palette
  3. Click install and activate the plugin

WordPress Plugin Repository

  1. Goto en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid and download the zip
  2. Go to your WordPress admin. You can upload a plugin via /wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=upload
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Manual installation

  1. Goto en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid and download the zip
  2. Upload the directory found inside the zip archive to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress


Questions? Concerns? Feature Request?

Please contact me and we’ll see what we can do


June 19, 2019
Hay temas que no vienen con colores estándar. Este plugin soluciona esto.
June 2, 2019
Central Color Palette is going to save me hundreds, nay, thousands of mouse clicks! On one of my three WordPress sites, there is very much copying & pasting of images from page to page, and my favourite colour for titling always disappeared & had to be reinstated on each page. No longer! If anyone with the same problem reads this, Central Color Palette is definitely 'The Best Thing Out', as my old grandfather used to say. 8^) Many thanks indeed, Bixanorak.
May 13, 2019
I wish I had learned of this plugin before. Works really well, clear explanations. I work with colors a lot, in my texts, and although I use shortcuts for my brand colors, that is still a lot more work than just clicking one of the 5 colors I need. Thank you so much.
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Contributors & Developers

“Central Colour Palette” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Central Colour Palette” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Added support for FontPress


  • Added “Clear Color” cell to the picker of the classic editor when only using the palette
  • Fixed unset variable warning when saving an empty palette (thanks to @cadiz)
  • Fixed syntax error for older PHP versions


Classic Editor: Added an option to add a missing “Clear Color” cell to the picker when only using the palette


  • Elementor: Fixes broken alpha channel
  • Elementor: Adds color names as mouse-over
  • Fixes bug which can cause a fatal error on page loads without a WP_Screen instance


  • Gutenberg: Fixed overwritten colour classes on front-end (thanks to @t0b1hh)
  • Elementor: Fixed palette size and row display for many colours (thanks to @stevewoody82)


Fixed broken palette upload/import


Fixed broken download for JSON and Backup formats


Fixed bug: new palette colour are not save due to logic error


  • Added support for Hestia Theme
  • Added public method to manually set the central palette (suggested by @mrhasbean)
  • Fixed bug in colour sanitation method


  • Fixed incompatibility with Elementor Pro
  • Added support for Neve Theme


  • Fixed broken Import
  • Fixed JavaScript bug


  • Added Gutenberg/block editor support
  • Transparency channel is now always visible inside the palette editor
  • Transparency can now be toggled individually for those integrations that use it
  • Colours can be deactivated to hide them inside the Block Editor but retain their assignment on a block level
  • Imports try to reuse existing colours to reduce chaos inside the Block Editor
  • Added more export formats
  • Added JSON import


Customizer palette breaks into rows of 8 colours


Fixed faulty output on palette save (thanks to @cavalierlife)


Fixed unstable integration with Elementor (thanks to @eplanet)


  • Fixed dynamic styles interfering with other parts of TinyMCE (thanks to @jb2386)
  • Added credits to changelog of all those who contributed
  • Added GDPR notice to readme



Fixed a bug where opacity values are displayed instead of colour names



  • Added support for OceanWP
  • Fixed alpha picker for Chrome
  • Removed palette import, it’s to buggy.



  • Fixed fatal error when updating from an older version than 1.6 (thanks to @flixflix)
  • Removed dependency on farbtastic; now the colour picker ships self-contained


Corrected some palette import bugs


Fixed fatal error due to missing wp_is_mobile on network installations of WordPress (thanks to @kzeni)


  • Import third party palettes
  • Automatic colour names thanks to Chirag Mehta’s Name that Colour and @flixflix
  • Improved backup


  • All settings and the palette can now be exported and imported (suggested by @sigersmit)
  • Added new grid type: only central palette for TinyMCE (suggested by @jhned)
  • Added CSS for right-to-left locales


  • Fixes JavaSript bug (thanks to @hrohh)
  • Fixes conflict with Poedit (thanks to @hrohh)


Corrected typos and some translation strings


  • Theme Customizer support added (thanks to @kzeni)
  • Colour grid is now adjustable in type and size


Fixed hidden colours after defining more than 13 colours (thanks to @wlashack)


  • Usability improvements
  • Faster grid generation by using pre-calculated colours
  • Namespaced CSS IDs and HTML form variables to avoid name collisions
  • Fixed CSS errors


Added clean uninstall routine


  • Fixed possible JavaScript error
  • Reduced overhead
  • Removed language files; now handled by GlotPress


Update for WordPress 4.4


  • Repaired headers already send error
  • Preparation for GlotPress


Fixed a broken script


  • Improved settings page
  • Improved accessibility
  • Fixed security leaks
  • Fixed translation bugs


Changed HTML to conform with WordPress 4.3


Added support for custom persistent colours (thanks to @cash3p)


Fixes an error when using more than one TinyMCE


  • Style sheet gets enqueued only on pages with a TinyMCE
  • Reduced overhead


Initial release.