Customize Lists and Folders with colors and labels to communicate their status, visually connect related Lists and Folders, or just to make your Workspace more vibrant!

Important: Any member may set a List or Folder's color if they have Edit permissions, but only Workspace admins/owners may edit them.

Pro tip: Adjust Folder and List colors on the go with our Mobile app!

How to adjust List colors

Change the color of a List in ClickUp

To change the colors for a specific List, do the following:

  1. Open the List Info by clicking the List Settings ellipses next to the name of the List on the left side of the platform and selecting List Info.

  2. Click the dropper icon on the top right of the List Info section.

  3. Choose an existing color or add/edit the color selection.  

  4. Clicking add/edit opens up the Location Colors menu which allows you to choose which colors are available across your Workspace.

  5. Click + Add New Color to create a new color option or select Change Color next to an existing option.

  6. Optionally add a label if you'd like your team to associate the color with a specific meaning or message.

Pro-tip: you can add emojis into the labels for extra flair! Simply paste emojis into the label name, right click for emoji options, or use an emoji keyboard to make your labels pop.

Then, watch as your List colors brighten up your sidebar and fill your view with color!

Each List will backfill with the color of your choice!

How to adjust Folder Colors

  1. Click on any Folder to select a color

  2. Click Add/edit colors to add a new color/label

  3. Click Change color

  4. Select the color you would like to add

  5. Optionally add a label - including emojis for extra flair!

Folder colors allow better insight into the status of projects. Use RAG tracking to determine if a project is At Risk (Red), Behind (Amber) or On Track (Green).

Any Folder color you've used will automatically show in the Portfolio widget on your Dashboard. Sort this widget by Folder color to easily see how projects are moving and keep your organization on track!

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