How do I change Epic label colours in Kanban - JIRA Agile Cloud

I have a Kanban board with tasks that I assign to an epic. An epic label is shown on the tasks. How do I change the colour of the epic labels?

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Hi Mark,

To change the colour of an epic, you can use the following documentation as guidance: Changing the colour of an epic, however, that is only for Scrum boards. There's no way to manage Epics in Kanban Boards similar to Scrum Boards' Plan mode for now, there's an open improvement regarding this request being tracked at:

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For what it's worth, I was googling this question and came across a workaround that helped me assign a color for an Epic.... I edited the Epic issue, added the "Epic Colour" to the form, and assigned a label called "ghx-label-6" as the value.  That's green.  I do not know what other options are available.  I know another label called "ghx-label-5" is in use for a different Epic (now that the field is visible on the Default Screen), and that's blue.  Presumably there's a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.... 

After reading April's answer I realized you can also do this:

  • Create a Scrum board for the same project as your Kanban board
  • Open that board & the epics view
  • Change colors as desired
  • Delete the Scrum board you just created

Since presumably there's a hidden "Epic Colour" field, the colors appear to stick even after deleting the scrum board.


This works, thanks for the work-around!

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