Colour Palette Template
This FREE colour palette template bundle includes a range of stylish colour palette designs for creating mood boards and gathering your colour ideas. Whether you’re creating a wedding colour scheme, event colour palette or pulling together colour ideas for your design projects, these free mood board templates are a fun way to communicate colour ideas.
This free InDesign template bundle is the perfect starting point for creating atmospheric and immersive colour mood boards and colour schemes. A free downloadable template created for designers by designers, your template bundle includes fully editable InDesign files which can be customised with your own choice of photos and colour swatches. The colour palette templates are provided in three useful sizes for uploading to Pinterest and Instagram, as Instagram Stories or Instagram Posts.
These colour palette templates can be used to create immersive colour schemes for interior design projects, fashion, events or to create wedding colour schemes. Two styles of colour scheme template allow you to use one image or to create a mood board of multiple images.
The templates are super easy to use—simply open the InDesign file, place your images into the provided image frames, select your colour swatches and then export the design as a JPEG or PNG image, ready for uploading to social media.
Colour Palette Template Sizes:
Your colour palette templates are available in three handy sizes—1080 x 1920 px for Instagram Stories, 1000 x 1500 px for Pinterest and square-format 1080 x 1080 px for Instagram posts.
If you want to resize the palette designs, see our handy tutorial on how to resize templates .
Below you can preview this colour palette template bundle, access your InDesign template download and discover helpful tips on how to edit your template in InDesign.
Download this Template
Download this colour palette template for free (your download will include INDD files for Adobe InDesign CC and a IDML versions for opening in Adobe InDesign CS4, CS5 or CS6:
Help Working with InDesign Templates
We’ve put together a collection of helpful tips to make editing our InDesign Templates super easy. If you’re a newbie to Adobe InDesign it’s worth checking these out before starting work on your design.
How to Open an InDesign Template
Step 1. Download the file.
Step 2. Our InDesign templates are packaged and saved as ZIP files. If you have a Windows computer Right Click > Extract All before opening the InDesign file.
Step 3. If you’re running InDesign CS6 open the INDD version of the file. If you’re working with InDesign CS4, CS5 or CC open the IDML version.
How to Work With Layers in Your Template
Our InDesign templates are organized into layers, which group similar elements together. The layers in your document can be controlled from the Layers panel (Window > Layers).
Pro tip: Try locking the YOUR IMAGES HERE layer to save time when editing text. This will prevent you from accidentally moving the graphics out of position.
How to Change the Colors
The color scheme of this template can be edited from the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches).
Pro tip: Editing a swatch will automatically update all instances of that color across your document.
How to Add Your Own Text
The text across this design can easily replaced with your own copy. Simple use the Type Tool (T) to select the text box you wish to edit. You can then add your own fonts and formatting. Read more about formatting text in InDesign.
How to Add Your Own Images
You’ll notice when you first open the template that all the image frames have a placeholder image. You can insert your own images by selecting the image frame and using File > Place to select a replacement image. Read our beginner’s guide to working with images in InDesign.
Pro tip: Do your images look blurry? Make sure your display is set to high-quality (View > Display Performance > High-Quality Display). To see more accurately how your design will appear when printed go to View > Overprint Preview.
How to Resize Pages in InDesign
It’s simple to change the width of the spine in your template by using the Page Tool (Shift+P). Select the tool and then click onto the spine to select it. You can drag the sides of the page to preview your desired new size. Hold down Alt or Option while you drag to resize the page. Read more about resizing pages in InDesign.
How to Export Your Document for Printing
Once you’ve completed work on your template and you’re ready to print it you can head to File > Export. To create a print-ready file, choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format drop-down menu in the Export window. Make sure to include the bleed in your export options by checking Use Document Bleed Settings in the Export Adobe PDF window. Read more about prepping your designs for printing in InDesign.
How to Change the Fonts in a Document
You can format individual items of text using the Type Tool (T) and Controls panel, which you’ll find running along the top of the InDesign workspace. The fonts in most templates are not set as InDesign styles. However, it’s easy to create a Character or Paragraph Style using existing text formatting, and then edit this from the Styles panels (Window > Styles). Read more about editing Styles in InDesign.
Discover more advice for InDesign beginners on our Tutorials page. Or why not discover inspiration about typography, layout design and much more right here?