Adding branding (colors & fonts) to your account
Qwilr's brand editor lets you add a palette of colors and fonts and get a clearer overview of your brand style. You'll create documents that stand out while consistently reflecting your company's brand.
In this article we'll cover account-wide branding. If you want to modify the style of an individual block or Qwilr Page, check out our styling tools.
Note: These settings are only available to account admins.
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To set up your brand colors and fonts, click on your initials in the top right corner of Qwilr. Then choose Set Up Brand.
The colors you select in Brand Setup will apply to all projects in your account. You can have up to 7 brand colors.
How brand colors apply to text
The first brand color is used as the default color for the following elements:
- Heading 1 (H1)
- Background colors
The second color is used as the default for the following elements:
- Heading 2 (H2)
- Background colors
To change any of your brand colors, click on a circle to bring up the edit menu.
Choose a color from the menu or paste in your own hex color code. Then click Update Color.
Here are some useful tools for finding hex color codes:
- http://paletton.com/ (good for finding complementary color codes)
- http://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/ (good for confirming the hex color code on your company logo)
If you've already created some Qwilr Pages in your account, you'll see a warning message letting you know that the colors in these pages will be changing to the new default you've set. Click Update Color to save the change and update the pages.
Adding more brand colors
To expand your brand colors, click on the circle with a + sign. Choose a color from the menu or paste in a hex color code, then click Add Color.
The first two colors in the set will still be your account defaults, but the additional colors will appear in your Block Styles menus to select as background, text, and element colors.
When you're done adjusting colors, click Update Brand to save the changes.
Note: There may be cases where Qwilr limits the selection of available brand colors in a block. This will only happen when a particular color would affect readability.
Note: In addition to your 7 brand colors, you can also add any hex color code to a block as a custom background color.
The fonts you select in Brand Setup will apply to all projects in your account. Different fonts can be selected for Heading (H1), Subheading (H2) and Body text. As a default, all three are set as Open Sans.
To change a font, click the Change button.
You'll have three options:
- Select a Google font (one of 900+ fonts, see the animation above)
- Select an Adobe font (once you've added your Adobe Font-Kit ID)
- Select a custom font (one you've uploaded)
Using a single brand font
Once you've selected a brand font for H1, you can set it as the brand font for all text by enabling the switch as shown below.
Using our recommended font pairings
If you're not sure which fonts to use, try our font pairings to make the selection quick and easy. Click the Show Font Pairings button.
Scroll through to find a combination you like. Click on it, and you'll see a display of fonts. Click Try Fonts to install them as your brand fonts.
You'll still be able to change any fonts at any time. When you change a brand font, all existing pages in your account will be updated with the new font.
When you're done setting fonts, click Update Brand to save the changes.
That's it! Your branding is now set up, and all your pages will have a consistent look that matches your brand style.
Team styling permissions
Note: This feature is available only on our Enterprise plan.
Once you've set up your brand colors and fonts, you can decide how much or little access the Creator users on your team will have to styling controls. In the Team Permissions section, you can use the switches to enable or disable styling tools your team can access in Qwilr Pages.
You can place controls on two types of styling:
- Block style controls: these are styling changes made to whole blocks. Your team would access these by clicking the Block Style icon in any block.
- Content style controls: these are styling changes you'd make after highlighting one element of a block. The same styling icon will appear. Clicking this brings up more styling options.
As you change the permission settings, you'll see a preview of what your team's Block Style menu will look like.
If you'd prefer your team not edit any styling in the pages they create, disable both the Edit block styles and Edit content styles switches. All settings will be disabled and the Block Style menu won't appear.
Use your brand colors to style parts of your Qwilr Page