Creating a colour scheme

Everybody has different tastes when it comes to colours.  Your TomTom navigation device comes with several colour schemes preinstalled, including day and night schemes for optimal visibility.  You can also create your own custom colour schemes, to suit your taste, your mood or your car interior.

Creating a colour scheme text file

A colour scheme is a text file with the extension .clr that defines the colour of each map feature. 

1.Use a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) to create a colour scheme file using the following format:

RRR,GGG,BBB // [optional comment]

RRR,GGG,BBB represents the corresponding RGB colour values (ranging from 000 to 255).  The software defines each entry by line number, so the name of the map feature doesn't matter. 

Here is an example of a colour scheme file.

2.Save your colour scheme with the extension .clr (for example, my_colour_scheme.clr).

Installing your colour scheme

1.Copy your colour scheme file to the schemes folder on your TomTom navigation device.  If there isnt a folder with this name, you can create one.
2.Tap Change preferences in the Main Menu of your device.
3.Tap Change map colours.
4.Tap Advanced.
5.Select Plug-in scheme and tap Select.
6.Select your custom colour scheme.

Using a colour scheme editor

You can also use a free third party tool called Colour Scheme Editor ( to easily and quickly create a custom colour scheme.