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Is there a way to change order of colors

I use trello to organise what levels I need to create for a game.
Issue is the game orders color by green, blue, orange, red, purple, but trello moves blue after red.
Is there no way to change color order of appearence

Green, Blue, Orange, Red, Purple
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Green, Orange, Red, Blue, Purple

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There should be a way to be able to change the order of colors and have the shortcuts change respectively. I'm surprised such a simple thing is not a feature.

i agree! somethings we use colours just to make a difference, but not in semaphore order.


I also would like to drag and drop my own order for the kanban, even more if you are using many labels multi-proposit and want to ordered properly by category and not by colours

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I would really love for this to be possible

I really need this as well.  Can't believe drag and drop for labels not already an option.

Hi Sinnoh

No, there's not a way to change the order of labels. Mostly because the labels are all assigned a shortcut key

KeyLabel Color


It is really unexpected to essentially have labels assigned to colors rather than colors assigned to labels.

I would like to associate red with 1 as in "#1 priority". Instead, "1" is always green.


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This makes no sense.  We need to be able to reorder labels.  Please, please fix this soon.

It seems to me the functionality of labels is to assign meanings. IMHO, having a keyboard shortcut is very much secondary to this primary functionality. Also, the order is important. I want the "#1" label to always be the first label on a card, etc.

Use case: PRIORITIES:  1) Red="Critical", 2) Orange="Important", 3) Blue="Perhaps"

                   ACTIVITIES:  4) Orange="Strategy", 5) Green="Tools", Purple="Learning"

Therefore, on my cards I ALWAYS want to see the priority first, then the activity.

I am using this Trello board as a dashboard of checklists for day/options/futures trading. Given the enormous complexity and the copious amounts of time-critical data to be parsed, reducing the amount of cognitive demand is key. Color and (ordinal) position are key elements in this endeavor, as the brain devotes a major portion of resources to the visual cortex.

I completely agree.  I'm shocked it is not possible to change the order of the colors.   I would expect this to at least be an available power up.

I use colors the same way as Wayne, for setting priority on my task list.

I also agree.  Being able to adjust labels to make them work for users is much more important than having a keyboard shortcut that I will never use.  Please please fix this soon.

I was also wondering about reordering labels.  Like others, I am shocked this is not possible.  I realized I put lables in wrong order and would love to be able to drag and drop to change position like I can for lists and cards.  


I hope this will be passed on to developers and added as a fix in an updated version.

Same here, Green=#1 makes sense only if you're a leftist XD

In all seriousness, I totally agree that being able to reorder labels would make perfect sense. The shortcut keys can then be assigned to label position in order list. So if someone likes it how it is, nothing would change for them, but if I move red to the first spot in the list, it's assigned to key 1.

I also don't really get, why, when I press F for filter, there always are some labels hidden, and I have to expand list to see them all. I use grey labels to assign tasks to certain areas in my life, because you don't see grey label color on the card, but still can use filter functionality. But grey labels are hidden by default, which makes no sense to me - if I wouldn't want to see these labels in the list, well, I wouldn't create them. 

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