This morning Trello made me re-login and when I did all my labels showed up in a different style. They used to be solid colors with wording that said what the label was but now they show up with a dot next to the wording and the colors are lighter, almost pastel instead of the bright colors they used to be. Attached is a picture of what the labels look like now.
Does anyone know how to get the labels changed back? I've tried looking in settings but can't find anything.
I would also like to add that the addition of the dot adds visual noise to what was previously a fairly clean label. It makes it harder to read at a glance as the contrast between the text and the background color is lower, the text is smaller/less bold, and there is now another shape drawing my eye but not conveying any meaningful information.
@Erica Lake welcome to the community! it sounds like there are some changes going on with labels. A few rumors, but i don't know anything for sure. You're not the only one experiencing this, but not everyone is. I'll post back on here if/when I get a better answer of what's going on!
After contacting Atlassian-Trello Support this is the response I got:
"This change to labels is part of the new label experience that we're rolling out to Trello users at the moment, there's no way for you to turn this off"
Extremely disappointed with this. It's definitely a step in the wrong direction. I hope they at least give us the option to go back to the bold colors soon.
Just chatted with some folks on product at trello, and it sounds like they're in the process of rolling out some new features with labels and working out some kinks with it (as you heard from support). Although the part they left out is that this isn't the full update - there's more to come so we're just getting a bit of the picture here.
In the meantime, I've volunteered to help funnel some feedback about this directly to them, so can you let me know a little more about what you're not liking about the labels so I can share that feedback?
@Brittany Joiner Thanks Brittany for the support.
My reason for not liking this, is that the color palette is too soft and pastel. In my boards I have al lot of cards, and the general reason for using color codes is too stand out.
The new label style completely takes that away, and the label cannot be detected on a glimpse as before. If they want to make some changes, then don't force us to use specific non-productive colors, but give us an RGB palette where each user can choose their own colors. That would be an upgrade, not this!
@Panagiotis got it, i see what you're saying. So if there were darker options would that solve the problem?
And I believe the reason for not allowing custom colors is because it's really important to remain accessible for colorblind folks, so being able to add just any color would inhibit that. But don't worry - you're not alone in requesting/wanting that feature haha.
@Brittany JoinerThere is a great deal of difficulty in seeing labels that are pastel because they are way too light and makes it difficult to stay organized. Due to the contrast between the colors and the card text, Trello's previous use of bold, bright colors worked. It would be great if users could choose their own color themes with their own colors and the ability to bold or not to bold labels. More flexibility.
@Brittany Joiner The original colors where darker, so I guess yes. The dot they are using doesn't really has a purpose for me but it's fine I suppose.
If they are trying to add more on labels, at least use the original RGB colors.
Also what you are saying about color blind is basically set using symbols and the color doesn't really change anything. So I don't think having an RGB palette will change anything for color blind people.
You can see what I am talking about on the images bellow.
My boards' labels finally updated to the pastel colors just yesterday, it's so hard to look as since the card is white. Then the members' went back to the bold color labels. Is this just a coincidence and is there a way now to go back to the bold colors in my access? (board owner). Wondering if my update triggered theirs to go back.
@Panagiotis i just posted this article - explains why the labels had to change because of the exciting addition of more colors for labels! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Trello-articles/Trello-dreams-coming-true-today-more-label-colors-available/ba-p/2132664#U2133570
I'm managing several boards, and it does get overwhelming at times, I see what they did with the dots in some of my accounts, well you have a list that has several cards and some of them completed, some still being worked on and some are to-do it's kindda nice as it's a bit softer on the eyes, but I would very much like to enable these for some boards not all of them.
I'm guessing Trello will eventually allow us to choose, it's not a big deal, it would be nice if the actual dots are like the original color RGB, and the rest of the label is this lighter color.