As it has been pointed out, right now you can not access data for generated avatars directly from template. By this data I mean: Color, generated from username; Symbol, taken as a 1st symbol from username; (Probably) Symbol color, to contrast with original color. By providing this data we can: Create effects for generated avatars like special border-color, text-shadow for Symbol, box-shadow with various colors, etc; Use color information to tint SVG image. SVG example: https://jsfiddle.net/CyberAP/ow44edkz/ In this example we could set 2 colors: background (taken from original Color, #E7ECED in this case); and foreground for avatar image itself (taken from Symbol color or generated by LESS with invert or anything else, #55608 in this case). We could use more complicated SVG to customize it even further with colors and different functions LESS has to offer.