How Do You Add a Color Palette in Figma?

When it comes to designing user interfaces and web pages, colors play an essential role. The colors used in a design can have a huge impact on the overall look, feel, and usability of the product. As such, it is important for designers to be able to quickly and easily add color palettes to their designs. Fortunately, Figma makes it easy to do just that.

Figma is a popular design tool that allows designers to create prototypes, mockups, and other designs quickly and easily. It also provides the ability to create and manage color palettes with ease. To get started with adding color palettes in Figma, simply click on the plus (+) icon at the top of the canvas.

The plus icon will open up a menu of options for creating new elements.

One of these options will be for “Color Palette” – click on this option to open up the Color Palette editor.

The Color Palette editor makes it easy to build a custom color palette from scratch or by selecting one of the many pre-made palettes available in Figma. To start creating your own color palette from scratch, simply click on any of the empty squares in the palette editor. This will open up a menu with several options for adjusting hue, saturation, brightness, and more.

Once you have chosen your colors and established your custom palette, you can save your changes by clicking on “Save” at the bottom right corner of the editor window. This will add your custom palette to your project so that it can be used throughout your design process.

In addition to creating custom palettes from scratch, Figma also offers several different ways of importing existing color palettes into projects. One way is by opening an existing file with an existing color palette already established within it – this will automatically import that pre-existing palette into your project.

Another way is by downloading swatches from various websites or libraries online such as Adobe Color CC or ColourLovers – these websites provide collections of professionally designed color palettes which can then be imported into Figma via drag-and-drop or copy/paste.


Adding a color palette in Figma is relatively straightforward. With its intuitive editor tools and ability to import existing palettes from other sources online, designers can quickly create high-quality user interfaces without having to worry about manually establishing their own custom color scheme every time they work on a project.