Custom WYSIWYG colour pallet


Is it possible to change the colours available in the multiline text editor? Just that I want a client to be able to use a corporate colour for headings but can't set as a custom fields due to it being a multiline text block that they have control over.



JD JD, 5 years ago


Thanks for your post. For the new Editor, we've kept the palette of colors simple for now, however I'm happy to add your vote for a greater selection or a Hex code addition in a future release. In the interim, you could edit the template code itself and add the CSS to delineate that particular color for the multi-line area. Thanks for your feedback - we'll keep you posted if this is something we update in the future.

Campaign Monitor Support
geeves, 5 years ago

I'd say it would be better to use the container element to enforce the text colour for the heading. This method doesn't even require your client to even have to think about text colour... just content.

e.g. <containertag style="color:#yourcolour">multiline tag</containertag>

Ara Garabedian
Multimedia Designer/Developer
tinmouse, 5 years ago

Completely agree this would be a great feature. I would love the ability for clients to add correctly coloured text within a paragraph - instead of bolding etc.

I don't want to force a certain colour within a field, however have the option to use the correct colour, if the need arose.

Looking forward to that becoming available :) Fingers crossed.

davidaf davidaf, 5 years ago

Hi tinmouse,

I've recorded a vote for you in our system :)

The Campaign Monitor Blog – HTML email smarts to go with your good looks
egojab, 4 years ago

I'd like to include my vote on this old thread.
Being able to determine the color palette available in the WYSIWYG editor would be tremendously helpful for a lot of long form emails and being able to maintain some brand standards.

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Thanks, egojab - I've added your vote for this internally. Thank you so much for chiming in! The good news is that we are planning some substantial updates to our editor/builder in the months ahead and will be sure to keep you posted if we make our palettes more flexible in the process.

Get in touch with us on Twitter:
We're also on Facebook:
Chris Allen, 3 years ago

Add my vote as well. Is there a work around we can use to give them multiple color choices until the new version becomes available?

chido, 3 years ago

sorry i don't know

ThinkBoldGroup ( Think Bold Group ) review
Spanners, 3 years ago

Add a vote for me too. I have multiple clients that would like custom colours in the WYSIWYG editor.

leslyken leslyken, 3 years ago

Please add a vote for me as well.  I would really like to have custom color available in one click from the WYSIWYG editor.  For now my workaround is to choose the WRONG color from the available colors, and then I go into the html and change the color to the approved corporate color.

Lesly at
vanjam75, 3 years ago

+1 from me, too. Controlling the CSS on the multiline container itself doesn't work for us since our users would like to format different blocks of text within the same container.

shaneeriwata, 3 years ago

Bloody Hell this ticket was raised 2 years ago...

All of my clients have a selection of brand colours that are mandatory with any of their design collateral to ensure continuity of design.

Brand colours are vitally important to their Brand Identity.

Not having the ability to format a custom colour palate by client account, or at least being able to use a hex colour palate is piss poor.

I have been using Campaign Monitor for years, and I'm now putting new clients onto Mail Chimp for this reason alone.

There should at least be a WYSIWYG editor colour palate available for ALL text content, headings and bodycopy.

Hurry up or loose all of my business!!!!!

canhsat, 3 years ago

Add a vote for me too, but i can't help!

My name's Phuc. I love ve may bay & ve may bay gia re

rb-cohen, 1 year ago

I know I'm a little late to the party, but I needed this for a client and managed to write a Tampermonkey (like Greasemonkey but for Chrome) script that will add custom colors to the color picker in Campaign Monitor.

Hope this helps someone else:

See why 200,000 companies worldwide love Campaign Monitor.

From Australia to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, companies count on Campaign Monitor for email campaigns that boost the bottom line.

Get started for free