The Google Maps API can be really handy for adding functional maps to your website, however the default colour scheme doesn’t aways fit in with the design of the page.

Can this be changed?

Fortunately, Google have not only allowed you to edit the colour scheme through the JSON code but also provided a Map Style Wizard to generate the code using a user interface.

Is there a quicker way?

This is all well and good, however it can be time consuming going through and changing all of the colours the element on the maps to match your design.

Thankfully, someone else has already done the dirty work and created a whole bunch of handy colour scheme that you can easily add to your map code.

Atmist Inc, a web development company out Alberta, Canada has come up with a handy website. SnazzyMaps is an archive of preset colour schemes for Google Maps providing the javascript code as well as downloadable examples.

To get your custom Google Map styles visit Snazzy Maps.