Colors bring your site to life. They emphasise and they encourage. They draw attention to certain areas and can reinforce statements.
Colors are known to promote certain emotions and feelings. Red for example is thought of as being a more “physical” color. Here are some of the positive words associated with red:
Physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, basic survival, 'fight or flight', stimulation, masculinity, excitement.
Green, on the other hand is a color of “balance”. Positive words associated with green are:
Harmony, balance, refreshment, nature, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, peace.
Use color to your advantage and your products will be irresistible!
How do I get started?
To change your storefront’s colors, head here:
- Online Store > Themes > Customise
- Theme Settings
How do I change the colors used on my site?
Let’s go through each of the color options and see which parts of your site they will affect. Red has been used throughout to highlight the changes occurring.
You can also select a transparent background and transparent text by clicking the box in the bottom left of any color pallet window.
Change the color of your sale badges which are displayed when you set a “compare at price”.
Sold out badge:
Change the color of your sold out badges which are displayed when your inventory falls below a set amount.
Button background hover:
Button text hover:
These are split into three groups. Light, feature and dark. For each of these schemes, there are a pair of colours. You can choose these schemes by selecting them from the options in some sections. For example, here is the dropdown within the “featured products” section:
You could think of these as simply three different preset options, (A, B and C).
Here is how the options are displayed within “color schemes” and how they are grouped:
This affects the “hero” section’s text colour, entered here:
Also affects the “hero” section’s text colour:
You now have all the colors in the rainbow for your site and you know how to use them to reach that pot of gold :-)