More Epic Colours?


Is there a way to add more colour options for Epics?

There are currently only 9 colours available but i would like to have a couple more so we can differentiate all of our Epics by colour.

Thank you!

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Hi Darryl,

You can manually set the color of the Epic. Just make the Epic color CF available to be edited and set a RGB value, like #ff3366.

Best Regards,


Thanks Silviu,

Where would i be able to see the option to make the epic colour CF. Right now i can't see anywhere where i can change the value of the colours.


The Epic color CF comes bundled in the JIRA Agile plugin. You just have to assign a screen for this CF to be able to edit it. You must have administrator rights for that(or ask your admin to do it for you).

Hi Darryl,

Have you managed to get the color you want for your Epic? :)

Just tried adding a hex value in Epic colour field but no matter what I type it renders white.
Are hex values even supported?

I find it troublesome to be stuck with only 9 fixed colors.

Yes, hex values are supported, please add a '#' before, like #ff0033.

Tried that, and '0x'. Nothing worked.

I have the same problem. Seeing that the value of the epic color is used as a class I doubt this still works. What JIRA version do you use Silviu?

I'm having the same problem. I am an administrator and added the Epic Color CF. I then provide #ff0000 and save, however it is not using the new color. The epic is colored gray. Any thoughts?

Some problem here! #ff0000 is not working, just turns white!

It adds the color as a class instead

Looking at the comments on , this workaround was broken early in 2014, and hasn't been restored?

In theory, it should be possible to locate the label values somewhere (whether database, or xml file) and add additional labels? Pain in the butt of course

The Custom Field for Epic Color appears to be "locked", how do you enable it for editing?

For anyone reading this in 2017, above solution wont work as the value of the Epic color field is treated as a classname, not as a style.

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Rob Lucas I'm New Here Oct 16, 2018

Should this be re-opened then as the solution suggested doesn't work now.

Hi Silviu,

I am an adminstrator for my project only so i don't think i have access. I will have to ask our administrator if he can add them for me or give me access. Thanks!

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