It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How can I change the color of an Epic in Agility Project

Hi there,


I would love to change the color of epics for the benefit of overview on the "board" view grouped by adresees - how can I do this? Right now it is only a purple wall ;-)


Thank you & best

4 answers

I'm eager to see this feature implemented on Jira. I already upvoted and watched the feature request.

@Romy Lindenberg I don't believe that there is a way to do this in Next Gen projects. I can follow @Scott_Theus's suggestion for a classic project however the next gen projects seem to lack this functionality.

I would upvote a feature request!

0 votes
Scott_Theus Community Leader Oct 10, 2018

Hi @Romy Lindenberg,

There is a field called "Epic Color," you can find some documentation on changing it here:

I use these for Scrum and Kanban boards, I haven't tried it with an Agility board. 

There is more information here:

Hope this helps, 


0 votes

@Mike_Solomon, It looks like you are correct...the functionality does not exist for Next-Gen projects.  I've added a suggestion for Atlassian at CONFCLOUD-64328 for you and @Romy Lindenberg.


(BTW...if this helps please mark this answer as "accepted" so others can find it easily.) 

@Scott_Theus heads up that the feature request that was made looks like a Confluence Cloud request - I would think we would want a Jira Cloud request

Scott_Theus Community Leader Oct 16, 2018

Thanks @Mike_Solomon, I've recreated it as JSWCLOUD-17198.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Next-gen

Next-gen Customer Council

Hey Next-gen fans, Would you like the opportunity to give direct feedback to the Next-gen product team? Would you like the chance to preview and test new Next-gen features? I’m excited to annou...

2,333 views 20 31
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you