Once you have a set of brand colours established to use in your graphics and marketing materials, you’re going to want to add your colour palette into Canva, and if you’re on Canva Pro, you can make use of the Brand Kit feature.
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you have probably picked up on the fact that I’m a HUGE fan of the brand kit and that it is central to how I teach using Canva.
In fact, I believe that the brand kit is an absolute necessary feature in order to create consistently branded designs for your business inside of Canva, in the most efficient way possible.
So in this Canva tutorial, let’s take a closer look at how to add your colours into your Canva account.
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So let’s take a closer look at how to add your colours into your Canva account.
If you are using Canva Pro, you’re going to go to the brand kit page, and you would simply click on add new palette and then it’s going to add a new palette for you.
You can rename it, so let’s call it Test.
And then you’re going to add your colours by clicking on the plus sign. I’m just going to choose some random colours for the purposes of this example, but you’ll actually input your specific colours hex code values here in order to set your precise brand colours.
If you need to remove any of the colours, hover over the colour you want to delete and then just click on the X button.
One thing to note is that you cannot re-order your colours later, so try to add them in the order that you want to have them to appear in the palette.
If you want to remove an entire palette, you’ll click on the three dots here, and then select delete palette. It’ll ask you to confirm.
Then, once you have your palette set up, when you open up a design, you’ll see that you can easily access your brand’s colours directly here from the colour selection tool. And if you have multiple colour palettes, they’ll all show up here as well.
If you have a free Canva plan, you’ll still be able to partially use this feature.
Let’s go over to a free Canva account now and see how this will work if you can’t take advantage of the colour palette options in the brand kit.
In this case, you’ll still be able to add colours to the colour palette, but you’re going to be limited to adding just three colours. You’ll notice that when you try to add another colour beyond that, you’ll get the Canva Pro upgrade notice.
It’s likely that 3 colours probably won’t be enough for most of you, who will have primary colours, accent colours and neutrals as part of your palette.
You’ll also notice that you can only add one palette here, not multiple the way you can do on a Pro account.
But aside from those limitations, adding and removing colours is the same process.