SharePoint Color Palette Tool

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the new look of SharePoint 2013, focusing on the new Site Collection themes for SharePoint. I gave a couple of examples for the new built-in themes included in SharePoint 2013.

09 - SharePoint 2013 Theme

10 - SharePoint 2013 Theme

Microsoft recently released the SharePoint Color Palette Tool. This is great news for SharePoint designers!

Are you familiar with the situation where you want to customize your SharePoint site, but you’re not sure which colors are the right ones to pick?

Microsoft recently released the SharePoint Color Palette Tool to help with that. The color palette tool provides an option to pick the right colors for your SharePoint site and color palette functionality for use with SharePoint designs.

There are many online color palette services, but what’s different about the SharePoint Color Palette Tool is the ability to preview the result on a real SharePoint team site without modifying any CSS files.

01 - SharePoint Color Palette Tool

The software prerequisites for using the SharePoint Color Palette Tool are:

  • Internet Explorer 8 or higher
  • .NET Framework 4.5

You can download the tool from the Microsoft Download Center.