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Pastel Colours

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    Fantastic theme by the way, really enjoying working with it. Is there are way we can add to the primary colour options though? Or can we request some new colour options? We need some pastel colours, together with the vintage background it will give a really nice shabby chic feel to the website.

    See the nice pastel blue here –
    Pastel Blue or here is a nice shabby chic colour chart Shabby chich colour chart

    Hope you can help,


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  • #12272

    Oh and the background colours too? 🙂


    Jason Bobich

    Hello Dan,

    I’m glad to hear you’re liking the theme.

    These kind of stylistic changes outside of the scope of the theme’s options will be customizations you’ll need to make to the theme. Instead of actually adding new colors, I would suggest just applying one of the current colors, and then modding that. You’ll need some basic Photoshop and CSS knowledge in order to mod one of the existing colors like this.

    Essentially, the process would entail creating new images, putting them in child theme, and then from your child theme’s style.css, putting any CSS overrides to call the new images and change any color values.

    You’ll find a PSD files in your download package called styles_1x.psd and styles_2x.psd. These are where the images come from for the primary colors. You’d need to save out new images using this PSD file, and then you can upload these to your child theme.

    Then, checkout this file of the theme — /assets/css/colors.css –You’ll see a block of CSS for each primary color. Take the block that corresponds to the color you’ve chosen to edit, and you can copy that to your child theme’s style.css as a starting point.

    Here’s some info on how child themes work:

    And some general info on CSS changes:

    For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

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