There are a few different ways to change the colors of your overlays, text, canvas, collage background, and more in PicMonkey. You can use your color’s hex code, choose from the color options in PicMonkey, and match the colors in your photo. Here’s a look at how to do each of those.

Color spectrums

The color spectrums in PicMonkey will be displayed as either a grid or rainbow box. You’ll find them in a number of different places, like on the Overlay and Text palettes that pop up when you place an overlay or add text or when you change your canvas color.

Rainbow box

  • You can click around the rainbow box to change colors—the white circle inside the color picker indicates which color you’ve selected. You can also click the small circle and drag it around the color picker until you find the right hue.
  • You can also use the bar underneath the box to adjust the shade of the color you’ve selected. It works the same way as the color picker box—click to try a certain shade, or click the white circle and drag it until you find a shade you like. Note that no matter which color you have selected, if you slide the circle all the way left or click on the left-most side of the bar, you will get black.  

Color grid

  • When you see the colors displayed as squares, click the square that contains the color you want.

When you don't see a color spectrum

Sometimes (like when you click a two-color overlay) you’ll only see larger boxes of color with carats in the corner. Click the carats, and the color picker will appear.

Hex code

If you know the hex code or hex value for a color you want, you can use it in PicMonkey. A hex code is a mix of numbers and letters that tells computers which color to display, and you can easily find hex codes for different colors online. 

The hex field displays above the color options as a mix of numbers and letters. Type your hex code here, then press Enter to change the color of your design element.

Eyedropper

The eyedropper tool lets you pick any color from your image, so you can coordinate colors and find that just-right shade. You can access the eyedropper two different ways: with the eyedropper icon, or by clicking the color bar. 

The eyedropper icon

Some palettes have an eyedropper icon. Click it to use the eyedropper tool.

The color bar

If you don’t see an eyedropper icon, but the palette contains a color bar, click it and your cursor will transform into an eyedropper. 

Changing colors with the eyedropper tool

Once your cursor has transformed into an eyedropper, click the area of your image that has the color you want. Your design element will instantly match that color.

Using the eyedropper with a collage maker

If you’re changing the color of a cell in Collage with the eyedropper, your cursor will transform into a paint can after you’ve chosen a color. When this happens, click your desired collage cell to change its color.

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