Frequently Asked Questions

Popular Questions

  • Why can't I save my background in Themeleon?

    From time to time, Twitter's API has trouble accepting background images from us. The best solution we see as of now is to try again in a few minutes, or possibly to clear your cookies and cache.
  • How do I apply a Palette to a Pattern?

    On the Palette's detail page, click on the CREATE PATTERN link below the Palette. Before doing this first step, you should know the exact name of the pattern you want to color. Maybe even copy/paste it.


  • How do I change my Username?

    To change your Username, simply contact us requesting to do so with your top three choices for a new Username. We request three since your first [or second] choice might already be taken.
  • What are your licensing terms for Patterns?

    Our new Rights Management System has been in place since September 2011. Terms of Use is currently pending update.
  • Why wont PHOTOCOPA accept my image?

    PHOTOCOPA will only accept images in JPEG, PNG or GIF formats. Also be sure that you link directly to the image, and not the page the image is on. For instance, if you want to use this image in PHOTOCOPA:


  • How can you copyright a color palette?

    We recently added a Rights Management System that allows members to select several different licenses for the content they share on COLOURlovers, including color palettes. There is often confusion about how somebody can copyright or protect the rights to a combination of colors. You can't really protect or copyright the usage of a combination of colors in new works. Ie, if you take a color palette and then draw an illustration using those colors. But, what is protected is the arrangement of those colors into the rectangular shape that they are on COLOURlovers displayed along with their names. This is treated like a picture or work of art and can be protected... ie, you can't just scrape a bunch of palettes and put them as they are displayed here in a book you sell.
  • How do I follow another member?

    Following another member is the easiest way to keep up with all of their latest creations. We're working on a bunch of ways to see your followers' creations, as well as ways to keep in touch and interact with everyone you follow.


  • How do I share a creation?

    Sometimes you'll find a creation on COLOURlovers that's so good, you just have to share it with the world. Luckily, we've made it easy to share anything you find on the site.


  • How do I leave a comment?

    Like your own personal art gallery with real-time feedback, giving and receiving comments, encouragement, praise and love is really what COLOURlovers is all about.


  • How do I Fave/bookmark a creation?

    Faving (or Favoriting) creations is an easy way to bookmark your favorite colors, palettes, patterns, etc so you can quickly find them later on.


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Terms Updated

We’d like to inform you that we have updated our Terms of Use. The most substantive changes are:

This platform was acquired by a joint venture in Israel.
changes have been made to the relevant jurisdiction for disputes which may arise out of your use of the platform.
Changes made to the monetization of users’ creations and the ability to opt out from your account settings.

Please view the revised Terms here. If you don’t mind anything there, then you don’t need to do anything. Your continued use of the platform will constitute your acceptance of the latest version of the Terms. If you disagree with anything there, you can terminate your account within seven days from today.