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How to change color of columns?


Hello, I have a question.


How to change color of columns?


I use next-zen Kanban project.

4 answers

It's easy!  There are a few sites to which I apply custom CSS coloring using a Chrome extension named "User JavaScript and CSS" (v1.2.8) by tenRabbits,

  1. Install the "User JavaScript and CSS" extension (LINK)
  2. Open the extension's Options
  3. + Add new site (for your Jira Cloud, e.g.,
  4. Name your customization  (e.g., "MyCompany Kanban Column Colors")
  5. In the CSS panel (right side) enter this:
    #ghx-column-headers li:nth-child(1) { /* IN SPRINT */
    background-color: #E0E0E0;
    #ghx-column-headers li:nth-child(2) { /* IN PROGRESS */
    background-color: #E0F0FF;
    #ghx-column-headers li:nth-child(3) { /* FOR REVIEW */
    background-color: #FFE0FF;
    #ghx-column-headers li:nth-child(4) { /* DONE */
    background-color: #E0FFE0;
  6. Adjust the colors and add/remove columns as needed.
  7. Save your changes, the refresh your Kanban page to see the changes.

This solution is a headache for non-technical people. It would be so much better if Jira could provide this simplest solution only with one click. 

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Hello @roy_king ,

Welcome to the community!

1. How to change color of columns?

What does color mean here? Can you upload a screenshot?

2. Can I change order of columns?

Drag directly in the column.


Like thise8ef15ef.pngI want to change background color.

Like Prasanna Jena likes this
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John Funk Community Leader May 13, 2020

Hi Roy - No, you cannot change the color of the entire column. Only the left hand-side of the individual card. 

Hi John, how I can do that?

John Funk Community Leader Dec 24, 2020

Go to Board Settings > Card Colors

Like Spasoje Jesic likes this

@roy_king - As per my understanding we can't colour code column.

Having said that you may try use card color option to highlight specific tickets matching required criteria using JQL.

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