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Color Palettes

Color Palettes is a simple property editor that let you define different color palettes and present them to the editor as a list of radio buttons.

It is also possible to request defined color palettes from Adobe Kuler or COLOURlovers 
by entering the theme/palette id.

This package can be useful if you want to use a specific style/theme for the page (e.g. by adding the palette alias to <body>), use styles on specific elements or widgets.

To use the selected palette in your razor view add the following namespaces:

@using Our.Umbraco.ColorPalettes.Models;
@using Our.Umbraco.ColorPalettes.Converters;


and to get the selected palette:

Strongly typed example

ColorPalette palette = Model.Content.GetPropertyValue<ColorPalette>("theme");
var colors = palette.Colors;


Dynamic example

ColorPalette palette = (ColorPalette)CurrentPage.theme;
var colors = palette.Colors;


var colors = ((ColorPalette)CurrentPage.theme).Colors;


You can also loop through each color defined in the palette:

@foreach (var color in palette.Colors)


or get a specific color in the palette:

string color1 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(0).Code,
       color2 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(1).Code,
       color3 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(2).Code,
       color4 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(3).Code,
       color5 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(4).Code;


Since Umbraco 7.4 also include ng-file-upload, there is an issue uploading files in media section while Color Palettes is installed. To fix this in Umbraco 7.4.0 - 7.4.2 you can remove or uncomment this line in package.manifest:



In Umbraco 7.4.3 it should be fixed, so it doesn't conflict with core: http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-8265



  • FIX: Style adjustments for labels in Umbraco 7.4.0
  • NEW: Add manifest group and icon properties for use in new document type editor in Umbraco 7.4.0


  • NEW: Added option to export or import one or more palettes.


  • NEW: Added camelCase filter to autofill alias on first edit.


  • Initial release.



Package owner

Bjarne Fyrstenborg

Bjarne Fyrstenborg

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Previously reported to work on versions: 7.5.x, 7.4.x, 7.3.x, 7.2.x, 7.1.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Bjarne Fyrstenborg
  • Created: 20/07/2015
  • Current version 1.0.3
  • .NET version 4.0
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 2K

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