XLSX Colour Palettes

How to create your own custom colour palette to work within impcat

Since you might want to simulate colours that are not available by any manufacturer, e.g. paints you mixed yourself, impcat allows importing custom colour palettes from your devices storage since the 0.2.1 BETA update.

To create a custom palette, all you need is a .xlsx file that has to follow some simple rules (download sample).

How To

A colour palette is a simple table that needs to look like this:


You can enter anything you like. The Name column isn't really mandatory, but these contents will eventually be displayed in the Colour Output at the bottom of the screen, so it's highly recommended to define them to avoid confusion.


This column is mandatory. Otherwise your preview icons and the simulation result will stay blank. Supported formats are


This column is mandatory. It sorts the output in the final list. Supported values are


This column is mandatory. The ID of a colour is a unique identifier and must not appear more than once in the list. The ID must be written without spaces or special characters.

Shade, Layer and Highlight Recommendation

If you want, you can leave these blank. They're only neccessary for colour complement automation. To add automated Layer, Shade and Highlight recommendations, simply enter the IDs of the colours you want to address. If you leave these blank, only the picked colour will be applied to the image as Base.


This column is only required for the Shopping List. As long as your colours are not available in any web store, you can ignore this part.


Once your document is complete, simply save it as a .xlsx file, but make sure to name it without spaces or special characters. After transfering the file to your device's storage impcat can import and translate it to a colour palette.

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