Showing colors on jira fields ?

Jouni Riimala December 19, 2022


I have few risk related fields let's say field a, b and c and result to be stored to field .. d (this is working).

I would like to set background color ex. to red for field d, if value in field d exceed ex value 100 (naturally other field types also possible to be used to indicate colors). Is this doable within JIRA ? I'm assuming that this is not doable, but need to ask in order to know for sure. 


Best Regards, Jouni  





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Marta Woźniak-Semeniuk
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December 20, 2022

You can add a stripe of color to the issue card on the board view using Board Settings> Card colours 

You can set a color using a JQL query 

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Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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December 20, 2022

Hi @Jouni Riimala

if you're open to solutions from the Atlassian Marketplace, I believe this would be easy to do with the app that my team is working on, JXL for Jira.

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issues that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you'd do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. It also comes with a number of advanced features, including conditional formatting.

With conditional formatting, you can color cells or entire rows based on wether the underlying issue fulfils a certain condition. E.g., you could easily define a condition to match all cells with a certain field value > 100, etc. etc. 

This is how this looks in action, for a condition based on the summary - it would work the same for any other field:


You may already know that you can trial any app for free for 1 month, and depending on the size of your site, it may be free forever. So perhaps give it a try and see if it solves your use case!

Any questions just let me know,



Frank Collazo April 1, 2024

Not all organizations can use these third party apps on their network.

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Frederik December 19, 2022


Presenting the cards in full color isn't availlable anymore to my knowledge.

What I use (but it only works per person, so everyone who want color view will have to do the install)  is a Chrome plugin like

That lets you alter css in your browser and you can use some javascript like :

function changeBGColor(element) { 2 for (elem of document.getElementsByTagName('div')){ 3 if (elem.className === element) { 4 = '0.3'; 5 = '100%'; 6 = "-20px"; 7 } 8 } 9} 10changeBGColor('ghx-issue'); 11changeBGColor('ghx-grabber');

Jouni Riimala December 20, 2022

Thx, but require too much from the end user.

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