Central Colour Palette


This plugin replaces the colour picker for choosing a text or background colour found inside the TinyMCE toolbar with a bigger and customisable colour grid. The palette of the colour picker found especially in the Theme Customiser can also be set through a central palette. 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.

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

Privacy Policy

This plugin does not collect or use any private data.


  • Bigger TinyMCE colour selector
  • Customiser support since plugin version 1.7
  • Colour palette 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 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 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


A Must Use Plugin on EVERY SITE!

I use this with Beaver Builder where I have created custom color palettes. Now I do not have to search for my palette color in the WordPress areas. I will never be without this plugin on a site. Great work! Thank you.

This should be part of WP Core

Plugin works beautifully and even integrates well with Divi! This plugin is absolutely essential to be able to maintain a cohesive palette, especially with multiple users. It’s the first thing I install on any new copy of WP.

Awesome plugin!

Awesome plugin!! How did I ever live without it?! Works with Divi builder too by the way, even when TinyMCE Advanced is installed. Thank you so much for this plugin @Garavo!

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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 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Customizer palette breaks into rows of 8 colors


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 change log 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 Color 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 JavaScript bug (thanks to @hrohh)
  • Fixes conflict with Poedit (thanks to @hrohh)


Corrected typos and some translation strings


  • Customiser 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.