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Is there any way to create custom label colors?

The default label colors are pretty terrible / limited. Is there any way to add more? Even in the business version?

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There's not a way to create custom label colors, however if you want a different view of the current colors on there, enable Color Blind Friendly mode and it'll appear differently.


HOw is this still not a feature in 2019? If I have 8 products, and each needs a color for each team as well as a color for Problem/Escalate and a color for Urgent... That's literally all the colors which are available? WHy is it that a color picker has not been integrated?

If you were to open this up to the community, I promise you'd have several workign versions within 3 months which you could easily integrate.

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Amen. I can see no color options for the free account, but there's no reason short of laziness or bad judgement to not have color options for paying accounts. 

Agree with @Lospec here.


Example use case:

Setting up a "Publishing" Trello board where each channel has their own label. For example social media with Instagram and Facebook / web page, blog and press / events and on location activities – just to give a few examples of possible labels here.

Colors assigned for each channel would then be desired to create a visual colorized association with each – utilizing the brand colors via for example


Current set of pre-set colors are too limited when you want to go the extra mile and configure the Trello board 100% solid according to the example use case above.

Also, optionally adding/setting custom colors for labels is sort of expected in 2018 – especially from a forward leaning product as Trello.

I am really hoping and looking forward to a future development of this part of Trello label colors ahead. With this said – amazing work with Trello so far you guys and keep up the good work going forward as well!

Best regards, Tobias

PS. I love Trello. 

Love trello. Why is trello "unlimited" only the addition of 5 colors? Shameful.

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I think it's absurd that Trello isn't offering custom label colors at this point. In 2014 they posted a video talking about how more labels were better, but somehow they decided to cap that and in effect limit their users' ability to do what we need to do. 

Wow, I guess I'm not the only one that needs more colors... I was hoping there was at least a Power Up to add more colors for labels but I couldn't find one. I have more clients than there are colors available, and I really like to have my to-do list color-coded by client...

I recommend you check my answer if you need a solution :)

Thanks, @Brancy10 . I did see that but alas, I don't use Chrome browser.

I know it's far from perfect, but I threw together a quick Chrome Extension that allows for unlimited colors. See the link below:

It works! Thanks @Brancy10 

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