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What values are used to query Epic Color?

Ken Wall Apr 08, 2014


I'm using Epic Color to diferentiate Themes amongst our list of epics. I would like to be able to query that for charts. I noticed "epic colour" is available in JQL queries, but I don't know how to determine the value of the colors we have set.

Anyone know the values associated with the different Epic Colors?



11 answers

9 votes
Marcel Wilson Jul 20, 2015

This is what our color values are in JIRA Cloud.  I assume the values will be the same in all versions, but I don't know for sure.

"Epic Color" = ghx-label-1815b3a
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-2f79132
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-3d39d3f
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-43b80c4
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-54a6785
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-68fb021
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-7ac707a
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-8644982
"Epic Color" = ghx-label-9f15c75
Andrew Weber Feb 15, 2016

Images disappeared:

1 - brown

2 - orange

3 - light brown

4 - blue

5 - dark blue/gray

6 - olive green

7 - dark coral pink

8 - dark purple

9 - light pink

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Lachie McLeod Feb 01, 2018

Update - now 14 colours

ghx-label-1 - brown
ghx-label-2 - yellow
ghx-label-3 - light brown
ghx-label-4 - dark blue
ghx-label-5 - light blue
ghx-label-6 - light green
ghx-label-7 - coral/orange
ghx-label-8 - dark purple
ghx-label-9 - light pink
ghx-label-10 - lavender
ghx-label-11 - light aqua
ghx-label-12- light gray
ghx-label-13 - dark green
ghx-label-14 - dark coral/red(ish)

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Chris Vennes Apr 08, 2019

Saw this guide elsewhere for v7 so wanted to update for Cloud / v8.  We had a user that switched from Scrum to Kanban and wanted to be able to edit the colors.  I added the Epic Colour field to his view and gave him this guide to enter (there is no color picker, just an open text box for the field).

Jira Color Code.png

2 votes
Paula Bennett May 15, 2015

No.  Can someone from Atlassian answer this?  What are the available settings for "epic colour"?



2 votes
Lars Hahus May 18, 2015

I posted about this in the support section and got this answer:

Please note that while the Epic Colour field wasn't designed to be used in search, there's a workaround you could use to expose it's values and use them in the Issue Navigator.

  1. Add the Epic Colour field to the screen relevant to the Issue View of your Epics (the specific screen will depend on the project configuration).
  2. Display Epics of different colours in the Issue View.
  3. Note down the Epic Colour value displayed in the Issue View.
  4. Use the noted values when searching for issues with JQL queries.

I hope this helps! If there's anything that requires clarification, please let me know.

Atlassian Cloud Support

This worked for me, but it still wasn't really what I was after since only epics can have colors, and I was trying to look for stories with a specific epic link color.

2 votes
Travis DiTota Jun 18, 2018

Updated the list

ghx-label-2Dark Yellow
ghx-label-3Light Yellow
ghx-label-4Dark blue
ghx-label-5Dark Aqua
ghx-label-6Light green
ghx-label-7Light Purple
ghx-label-8Dark purple
ghx-label-9Light Pink
ghx-label-10Light Blue
ghx-label-11Light aqua
ghx-label-12Light gray
ghx-label-13dark green
ghx-label-14dark coral/red(ish)
Henry Poyntz Jun 24, 2018

Hex values in case anyone needs them:

Label Color Background
ghx-label-1 #FFFFFF #42526E
ghx-label-2 #172B4D #FFC400
ghx-label-3 #42526E #FFE380
ghx-label-4 #172B4D #4C9AFF
ghx-label-5 #172B4D #00C7E6
ghx-label-6 #006644 #79F2C0
ghx-label-7 #403294 #C0B6F2
ghx-label-8 #172B4D #998DD9
ghx-label-9 #42526E #FFBDAD
ghx-label-10 #0049B0 #B3D4FF
ghx-label-11 #42526E #79E2F2
ghx-label-12 #42526E #EBECF0
ghx-label-13 #172B4 #57D9A3
ghx-label-14 #172B4D #FF8F73

Stephen Gladney Aug 09, 2018


Andrey Pokul Oct 29, 2018

THANKS!!! very helpful

Boran Gögetap May 19, 2019

thanks - I turned this into JSON (and fixed a missing D):


1 vote
Paula Bennett Sep 07, 2014

Hi, I am looking for the same information. It would be great to set a board filter based on the epic color. Thanks, Paula

0 votes
Daniel Rincón Apr 08, 2015

Hi, Have any of you guys figured this out? I've tried with HEX codes but it isn't working. Thanks, Daniel

0 votes
Lars Hahus May 13, 2015

+1, need this as well.

0 votes
Mahendran Oct 26, 2015

Is there any possibility to add more epic colour or hex(#ff0000) in scrum board?

Bruce Mar 07, 2016

Can we get #000000? I only work in black. And sometimes very very dark grey.

Jörg Kalok Mar 08, 2017 • edited May 03, 2017 describes a workaround for a very old version of JIRA, but it is not working in any recent version.

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AndrewRux_at_Curadite May 02, 2017 • edited

Epic colors can be picked from a Backlog Board by showing the Epics in left side panel and then clicking the colored drop down arrow and from the displayed pop-up of the 14 available colors. 


Jörg Kalok May 03, 2017

But I want to use a custom color (company color) and the desired one is not available in the nine colors I can choose.

Laurie Calverley Aug 09, 2017

The new 14 colours are also only on Cloud, not Server - why they can't just add a colour picker, or at least allow for hex support as it used to I've no idea.

Lak Ming Lam Aug 15, 2017

Server version only have 9 colors to choose from.

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Mahesh Pawar Jul 25, 2018

Hi ,

I think

this will suffice all our need for atlassian color schemes.

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