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Hi, how do I change color on a list? I can see that people have asked similar questions but it only looks like it is the cards that change color, I want to background of the list to change color. Is this possible?

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Esme Crutchley Community Leader Nov 22, 2019

Hi Robert

I have different coloured lists, and I have these by using Chrome and enabling the Pro4Trello extension which can be found here:

Mine looks like this:

Screenshot 2019-11-22 at 14.16.32.pngI also found this website really helpful when trying to pick CSS colours as you have to type the name in properly otherwise it doesn't change the colour:

Hope that's helpful

Esme :)

I also use the Chrome extension.  I find that being able to add color allows me to just glance at a board and get a good sense of things that might be slipping through the cracks.

Thanks both of you, this gives me 2 questions.

1. Since this is a Chrome extention, the changes will only be shown for me?

2. I can't find the setting for changing the list background colors?


Esme Crutchley Community Leader Nov 24, 2019

Hi Robert,

The changes should be shown for you as you have Chrome, if others have the Chrome extension, in theory, they should be able to see the colours as well, however I use Trello on my own so I can't say 100%!

To change the colours of the links, click on the 3 dots in each list and add the colour to 'background colour' that you want:

Screenshot 2019-11-25 at 07.25.38.png

Hope that's helpful!

Esme :)

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Many Thanks!! :-)

Like Esme Crutchley likes this

I understand there are work arounds. Nonetheless, still wish Atlassian would add the color option for lists. It is native functionality to change the "cover" for Cards, why not enable "covers" for lists or a similar approach to enable List colors?

I completely agree.  

Like Danny Homfeld likes this

The fact that there's been enough demand for 3P solutions to crop up clunkily, proves it was a dropped ball in the design that should have been able to be post-coded since without much. Wonder why it hasn't?

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Nov 22, 2019

Hi @Robert Broström,

I was also looking to do this.  While it isn't a core function in Trello, you should checkout the answer the answer over here as it might help you out:


Another workaround but a simple one: Use a vertical striped background or a gradient background for your board. Use an image of stripes or a gradient that approximately lines up with your columns. 

trello gradient background.PNG

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