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how can I change colours of cards on timeline view in Trello

I want to be able to theme by colour codes as i can on a normal board how do i get these visible in the timeline view  ? Thank you ..

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Laura Holton Community Leader Mar 23, 2021

Hi Anna,

Unfortunately the timeline view on Trello doesn't offer this feature at the moment. The only additional information you can see with this view is the team members assigned to the card. Take a look here: Trello Timeline View Guide 

I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help! I'm more than happy to help if you have any more questions 😊

All the best,


Laura, I know this is recent but is this stull a feature that is unavailable? 

Laura Holton Community Leader Jun 04, 2021

Hi @Aldus Simmons 👋

It is indeed though stay tuned as Trello release updates all the time! If I spot any changes I'll drop you a message here 😃

Have a great day!

The timeline view is the only reason I upgraded, being a very visual person I NEED the color-changing ability on the timeline.

PLEASE... when will this be active?

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Same here, really need more visual aids for the timeline view. Color options would be an excellent start 😊

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Same here. We would also love to manually add some colour to the timeline. It would be nice if you could use the label colour also.

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Agreed, Colour is so helpful in timeline view. It would speed up efficiency when planning and ammending timelines

Yessss Pleeeeeze!

I am a content writer with ADHD and cannot function without colors, shapes, images, etc. When my clients are staring at me, I can prioritize more effectively.

Having images of them with color-coded borders gives me the flexibility of using their headshot or their color for all of the assets I create.

The board view (below) works great for me, but the timeline view (below) is a meaningless set of dots and dashes. BUT I need this view to see the distribution of my deadlines so I don't over-commit.

It would be a great start to allow stickers and/or let us toggle labels on and off - maybe that is a less complex update than adding characteristics specifically for timeline view.



Trello Request Color Coding on Timeline 1.pngTrello Request Color Coding on Timeline 2.png

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I am on a trial of premium and the lack of colour makes it really hard to properly use as a gantt.. Why wouldnt trello make this a feature from the get go via label or cover colours? very disappointing 

Been quite some time now, and this enhancement has not appeared. It would be such an obvious improvement for project planning and management, and I honestly wouldn't imagine it would be all that hard to achieve. Is there any way that this can be moved up the queue? Thanks.

Just paid for Pro specifically for the timeline... that I guess I'll never use since its pretty pointless for me without color.

Laura Holton Community Leader Jan 20, 2023

Hi @Jahdon Quinlan I'm afraid not 😕

Hi guys!
Are there any updates on this feature, it would be really helpful for us to have a timeline view with colors.

Thanks in advance!

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Tania [Planyway] Marketplace Partner Jan 31, 2022

Hello everyone :) Planyway can help with color-coding cards on the calendar (free option) and timeline (paid option). It syncs with your Trello labels and you can assign them to cards right in Planyway. 

Screenshot 2022-01-31 at 18.05.01.png

I'm from the Planyway team, so feel free to ask questions if you have any

Hi, I really wanted this to work, but adding a Trello card to planyway gets rid of all the labels I had on that card, which makes it unusable :(

Tania [Planyway] Marketplace Partner Jan 31, 2023

Hi @Preethi Vaidyanathan, by default Planyway colors cards on the timeline according to the 1st label of a card.

You can change that in the View settings if needed. To see all labels on a card, you can switch to the “no color” option:

card color.png

Hope this helps,

Totally agree, such a shame! Its so frustrating to be so plain, way less user friendly and surely adding colour can't be that hard to do??? Would love to see this happen - does anyone know if its even on their Radar??

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Deleted user Nov 20, 2021

Same here, I´m planning to use Teamgantt while Trello does not offert colour options :/

I just added Planyway and it adds colours! Had to redo the dates, but that's ok. Also adds milestones as timeline flags. Probably does heaps more, but I've only been in there a minute! 

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