Consistency is the watchword in Brand Standards, so it’s important that you only use official identity colors when creating a professional document. With that, today I’m going to show you how to make sure you always have your firm’s colors available to you when working in Adobe InDesign (similar steps and results can be created in Photoshop and Illustrator, by the way.)
1) The easiest way to begin this process is to open an existing InDesign file that contains your brand/identity colors. When you open that file, you should see your colors listed in the Swatches palette (Window > Color > Swatches if it’s not visible):
Your problem here is that once you close the document, those firm colors in the Swatches palette will disappear. The point of this exercise is to stop that from happening.