From the Colors and styles screen, you can change the colors and fonts of elements that appear throughout your site. To display the Colors and styles screen, click Colors and styles under the Website menu.

The Colors and styles screen lists the elements you can change along the left, and displays a preview of your changes on the right. Within the preview, you can click menu items and links to jump from page to page. Your changes won’t be applied to the actual site until you click on Save.

Settings for different elements are grouped into categories. The categories vary depending on the website theme you have chosen.

To expand the categories and view the elements within, click the plus sign beside the category name. For each element you can define a number of characteristics. If you select the Automatic option, the setting will be controlled by your website theme.

Some elements on your site can be controlled by more than one setting. For example, a heading formatted using the H4 style that's also a link can be controlled using either the General formatting > H4 setting or the General formatting > Link setting.

Some elements are general settings than be overridden or superseded by more specific elements. For example, the Site background setting under General formatting > Backgrounds can be overridden at the top of the page by one of the header settings, or in the middle of the page using one of the content settings.

The settings appearing on the Color and Styles screen, and their order and default values, can be customized for a particular theme using theme overrides. For more information, see Customizing Colors and Styles options for themes.

You can modify the following elements for Homestead themes.

General formatting

General formatting settings apply throughout your website but can be superseded by more specific settings. For example, your General formatting > Link settings can be overridden for breadcrumbs by your Login box > Links settings.

Backgrounds

For each of the elements below, you can control the following background attributes.

Attributes

Background color
The background color of the element. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color (e.g. #FF0000 for red).

Background image
An image to be displayed as the background the element. You can select an image by clicking the ellipsis button ( ... ), or remove an image by clicking the X button. Using the Background repeat setting (below), you can control whether and how the image is repeated.

Background repeat
Controls whether the background is repeated horizontally or vertically, or both (tiled) or not at all.

Elements

Site
The overall background of your site. The background set here can be partially overridden by more localized background settings below.

Outer header
The background of the top portion of the header area. The background set here can be partially overridden for the center portion of the header by the Header setting below.

Header
The background of the center portion of the outer header.

Outer header 1
The background of the area directly below the outer header. The background set here can be partially overridden for the center portion of the area by the Header 1 setting below.

Header 1
The background of the center portion of the area directly below the outer header.

Outer header 2
The background of the area directly below Header 1. The background set here can be partially overridden for the center portion of the area by the Header 2 setting below.

Header 2
The background of the center portion of the area directly below Header 1.

Outer content
The background of the main content area of the page. The background set here can be partially overridden for the center portion of the area by the Content setting below, and for the leftmost portion using the Outer sidebar and Sidebar settings above.

Content
The background of the center portion of the main content area.

Outer footer
The background of the top footer. The background set here can be partially overridden for the center portion of the top footer by the Footer setting below.

Footer
The background of the center portion of the top footer.

Outer footer 1
The background of the second footer area. The background set here can be partially overridden for the center portion of the top footer by the Footer 1 setting below.

Footer 1
The background of the center portion of the second footer.

Typography

Controls the appearance of text formatted using text styles.

Text
Appearance of text formatted using the Normal text style. Most – but not all – body text and text labels throughout your site are formatted using the Normal style. For linked text, the Link setting (below) will override the Text setting.

Link
Appearance of text links. The Link setting will supersede the Text setting above for text links.

Link on hover
Appearance of the text links when a mouse pointer hovers over them.

Page title
Appearance of text formatted using the Page title text style.

Header subtitle
Appearance of text formatted using the Header subtitle text style.

Heading 1
Appearance of headings formatted using the H1 style.

Heading 2
Appearance of headings formatted using the H2 style.

Heading 3
Appearance of headings formatted using the H3 style.

Heading 4
Appearance of headings formatted using the H4 style.

Heading 5
Appearance of headings formatted using the H5 style.

Heading 6
Appearance of headings formatted using the H6 style.

Caption
Appearance of text formatted using the Caption style.

Caption alternative
Appearance of text formatted using the Caption alternative style.

Quoted
Appearance of text formatted using the Quoted style.

Smaller
Appearance of text formatted using the Smaller text style.

Event calendar title
Appearance of the Upcoming events and Past events headings on event calendars.

Form

Field labels
Appearance of field labels on forms such as event registration, email subscription, and membership application. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Text settings (above) will be applied to form labels.

Option labels
Appearance of text labels for radio buttons or check boxes on forms.

Caption
Appearance of headings on member details and member profile screens.

Field instructions
Appearance of field instructions added to form fields.

Form instructions
Appearance of form instructions, such as "Select membership level", "Enter your email", "Mandatory fields", etc.

Divider
The color of the horizontal divider that separates the form instructions from the form fields.

Gadgets

For each of the available gadget styles for this theme, you can customize the following elements:

Background
The gadget's background color. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color.

Title
Appearance of the gadget title. You can select a font family for the title text, and a background color or image for the title bar. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color. If you specify a background image – by clicking the ellipsis button ( ... ) – you can use the Background repeat setting to control whether and how the image is repeated.

Date and time
Appearance of the date and time labels within forum update gadgets and recent blog posts gadgets.

Author
Appearance of the author label within forum update gadgets and recent blog posts gadgets.

Location
Appearance of the location label within upcoming events gadgets.

Donation bar
Fill color of the donation progress bar within donation goal gadgets. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color.

Donation bar ground
Outline color of the donation progress bar within donation goal gadgets. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color.

Donation labels
Appearance of the Goal and Collected labels within donation goal gadgets.

Donation goal
Appearance of the Goal value within donation goal gadgets.

Donation collected
Appearance of the Collected value within donation goal gadgets.

Donation description
Appearance of the description assigned to the donation goal gadget.

Donation button
Font and background color of the Donate button within donation goal gadgets.

Donation button hover
Font and background color of the Donate button when a mouse pointer hovers over it.

Table

Controls the appearance of tables used to display database information in gadgets such as the member directory gadget. These settings do not control the appearance of forum tables, or tables you insert into content pages.

Column headings
Appearance of the column headings at the top of the table.

Table row
Appearance of rows within the table

Table row on hover
Background color of a row when a mouse pointer hovers over it.

Table links
Font color of text links within the table.

Table links on hover
Font color of text links within the table when a mouse pointer hovers over them.

Blog

You can control the following elements for blog and recent blog posts gadgets. Other elements can be controlled using Typography options (above).

Author
Controls the appearance of the author label.

Date and time
Controls the appearance of the date and time labels.

Icons
The color of the icons used within blog post gadgets on the mobile version.

Forum

You can control the following elements for discussion forum gadgets, forum update gadgets, and forum summary gadgets. Other elements can be controlled using Typography options (above).

Forum category
Controls the appearance of the forum category.

Column headings
Controls the appearance of the forum headings.

Table row
Appearance of rows within the table listing the forum topics.

Table row on hover
Background color of a row when a mouse pointer hovers over it.

Table links
Font color of text links.

Table links on hover
Font color of text links when a mouse pointer hovers over them.

Author
Controls the appearance of the author label.

Date and time
Controls the appearance of the date and time labels.

Icons
The color of the icons within discussion forum and forum summary gadgets on the mobile version.

Log in gadgets

These are the elements that appear within log in form and login in box gadgets.

Text
Appearance of the text labels that appear on the form. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Typography > Text settings (above) will be applied to the login box text labels.
Examples: the Remember me checkbox label, the name of the logged in member

Input fields
Appearance of the login fields used to enter the username and password.

Labels
Appearance of the labels that appear within or outside the login fields.

Links
Appearance of the text links that accompany the login fields. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Links settings (above) will be applied to login box links.
Example: the Forgot password link

Links on hover
Appearance of the login links when a mouse pointer hovers over them. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Links on hover settings (above) will be applied to login box links.

Button
Appearance of the login button.

Button styles

For each of the link button styles, you can customize the following elements:

Normal
The appearance of the link button. You can specify text attributes for the button label, and a background color for the button. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color.

Hover
The appearance of the link button when a mouse pointer hovers over it. You can specify text attributes for the button label, and a background color for the button. You can select a color from the drop-down palette or enter the hexadecimal code for the color.

Breadcrumbs

These are the elements that appear within the breadcrumbs gadget.

General
Appearance of the breadcrumbs that show your current location within a set of subpages. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Typography > Text settings (above) will be applied to the breadcrumbs.

Link
Color of the links within the breadcrumbs. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Links settings (above) will be applied to the breadcrumb links.

Link on hover
Color of the breadcrumb links when a mouse pointer hovers over them. If you do not specify settings here, the General formatting > Links on hover settings (above) will be applied to the breadcrumb links.

Current page
Color of the current page within the breadcrumbs.

Navigation links

Controls the appearance of text links within navigation links gadgets.

Link
Font color of text links within navigation links.

Menu

For each menu style, you can customize the following menu elements.

Main
Font family and background color of top-level menu items. The background color will apply to both desktop and mobile versions, but the font family will apply only to the desktop version.

Drop down
Font family and color of drop-down menu items. The background color will apply to both desktop and mobile versions, but the font family will apply only to the desktop version.