How to change theme colors

If you manage a Shopify store you may need to make some color adjustments so that the site displays the needed content in a better way. Many settings can be managed via theme options. We will describe what can be managed there.

[notice type=”warning”]Note: Not all the color options described in this tutorial may be available in your theme.

  1. First of all, you need to open the admin panel and click on the Online Store > Themes > Customize.
  2. In the Typography tab you can edit the Base font, Page heading font, Links color, Product name, Product description styles or Product price color.
    • To edit the font family, set your own link to it and enter the Google font family under the Custom title.To replace the font with a regular one, select the Regular title and choose the necessary font from the drop-down:
    • To change the font size, enter the needed amount of pixels.
    • To edit the color, click on the color area and select the one that fits you from the color picker box, or enter your own hex code.
    • Press Save when the needed changes are made.
  3. Color settings Under the Colors tab, you can change Page color settings and Color scheme.If your theme has the Color Scheme option:
    • In Choose color scheme you can select the color scheme number from the drop-down.
    • Depending on the selected color scheme you can change main Color 1 and Color 2 for it.
    • In Secondary colors, you can define Color 3, Color 4, Color  5 and  Color 6.
    • Page background & borders
    • Color. Select the background color.
    • Show image. Select it if you want to have a background image and press Choose file to upload a background image.Press Save when the needed changes are made.
  4. Use the Checkout tab to set its colors.

Changing colors individually:

If you do not want to change colors all over the site, but for a certain section only, you can do it via CSS rules. For example, we want to change the color of the text on the banner. To do it, perform these steps:

  1. Right-click the needed element and select Inspect Element.
  2. You will see a code panel opened, look for the Styles tab with all the CSS codes.
  3. Look for the color used for the text we want to check, In our case, we can see the code right at the beginning: 
  4. Copy the CSS rule selector which is .showcase_item__3 h3 in this case.
  5. On the right of the CSS code we can see that this code is set in style.css, that is why to change the color inside the file: in the Shopify admin panel navigate to  Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit code > Assets > style.css.liquid [notice type=”warning”]Note: We strongly recommend to back up the file before editing it, that is saving a copy of it.
  6. Press Ctrl + F and paste our CSS selector to locate the CSS rule we want to change.
  7. Change #3c3c3c to the needed color or color code, for example, if we want to change it to red, the code will look like this: 
  8. Save the changes.

In case the needed element does not have an individual CSS rule, you can also create it yourself and add to style.css.liquid.