PicMonkey Help & Support

How to Use the Color Picker

To access PicMonkey's color picking tools, click a design element in your image—a graphic, some text, the background—and locate the color editing option in the appropriate menu on the left panel. In the example above, we selected our graphic layer and clicked Change colors on the Graphic Tools menu.

Doing so opens the color sub-menu, which is split into two parts: Spectrum and Rainbow Colors.


This type of color chooser is often called a "color picker."

Start by dragging the slider on the color continuum bar at the bottom to pull up different color ranges in the color spectrum box above it. Then drag the selector circle around the spectrum until you find a specific color within that range. As you do so, the color dot above the spectrum will reflect that color choice, and so will the element you've selected in your design.

Hex code

If you know the "hex" code of the color you want, type it into the box next to the color dot in the spectrum tab. A hex code is a six-digit code that begins with a "#" symbol — find the hex codes for specific colors by browsing through PicMonkey's Guide to Color.


The Eyedropper helps you choose exactly what color you want from another part of the image you're editing. Click the eyedropper icon and hover over the desired color in your image. Click to apply it to the selected layer.

Rainbow Colors

The Rainbow Colors section contains a slew of pre-designated colors you can just click to choose. Colors from a traditional color wheel show up top; colors you've recently used are below that; all the colors you've designated in your brand kit are at the bottom.

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