Column Color Shading

Hey @ForTheW, thank you so much for flagging. Our users’ feedback is super important to us and our product team is well aware of this request and we’re currently assessing the possibility of supporting this request. We will make sure to update you all accordingly.


While some may have suggested the use of conditional formatting to colour columns, you end up with a ton of conditional formatting that is used only for colouring the columns, let alone if you also want to highlight specific cells.
With the sheer number of columns I have, this seems very impractical.

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Any updates since July on where this is in Monday’s feasibility assessment?

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I am particularly interested in color coding the column titles to code each team’s responsibilities by color. VERY Valuable!! Love Monday!! This would make so many people at my organization happy.


@ForTheW who knows! I suggested this three (3) years ago LOL.

Hi everyone,

I’m Katerina from Stiltsoft. Please join our discussion here: How do you work with tables in monday?
We’ll be very glad to know more about your use cases and needs.

It’s hard to believe that this hasn’t been implemented.

+1 another one for the ability to color code columns

As a user I would like the ability to use custom colors rather than a limited set of colors;
Pulse groups

Thanks for considering


Agree – would be great to choose custom colors (e.g. brand colors) or be able to use one color multiple times for statuses you use for tracking but don’t necessarily need to notice, per se.

For example, say you have three status columns – 1 for actual status (paused, blocked, in progress, complete, etc.), 1 for priority (Critical, High, Medium, Low, Take your sweet a## time), and maybe 1 for something like visibility (say its a project for internal eyes, external eyes, PR, etc.).

As a visual cue, it’d be nice to set the same light grey for “take your time,” medium, and low priorities, while highlighting the critical and high priority items. In this imaginary use case, maybe visibility isn’t super important its just helpful to track, so having them all be a lighter shade of color to reduce the eyes attention to it when compared to critical priority status column.

Hope that makes sense!

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All in on this! We just spent 2 months greating new brand guidelines and it’d be great to use our new brand colours.


This is something I do manually right now across our board types. I do wish that we could actually pick a color more than once, that’s a limiter for us… but visually, we try to use the following as a general rule:
green is good
orange is slippery/alarming
red is bad/stuck
grey is new, or not required
black is closed/cancelled
black is also serving as the color for meetings (which we’re piloting adding to a meetings group on all of our projects and support boards and becomes useful within the context of task types for project tasks.

The push for this is not just the inherent visuals of bad vs. good, but try using the llamas widget to tell you anything intelligent at all besides “wow, that’s a lot of llamas!”. By the color scheme we are using, we are trying to turn all the llama’s green!

This brings me to the bigger issue I face when solutioning in Monday (and heavily relates to the way dasboards combine data from multiple columns/groups/boards). I want black to be closed or cancelled, visually right? but I do need to separate the closed from the cancelled in actual reporting. I can’t do both because I can only use a color once within a column.

If I could use a color twice within a column, and the settings for progress bars/other call that color “complete” or not, no matter how many times I use it, that could work… right Monday!!! :pray:

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This must not be to difficult to create, make a color picker or let us use the same color multiple times.
How is the status of this request ?


I’ve been following the development of for years-- since they were DaPulse-- and I seriously can’t believe we still can’t use colors more than once. Being able to just reuse the green color multiple times to represent the different ways that column can be “complete” would be a game changer.


I agree that we really need the ability to reuse status colours as we are facing the issue of running out of options on a couple of boards and also visually would like different “words” but the same colour.


It would be nice to update the color palette for status and other elements so that when we share the export with clients, it is already in the required branding format. Also - we need to be able to re-use colors or import a gradient of colors so that there could also be a monochromatic color scheme with gradients to show “intensity”. It would be really great to be able to select multiple stock themes (the current default is not color blind friendly) and it would also be great to be able to pick your own color. there could be an option in the color palette that was a color picker that allowed you to add/store new colors.


Completely agree — custom colors and the ability to choose the same color twice would be AMAZING!

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Count me in too. Please make a color picker !

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Do we have a timeline for this update by any chance?

I agree that this feature is of much greater importance to users than it’s being given.

The limited amount of label colors is a big disappointment. Users need to create custom colours through a simple RGB/HEX code picker/input, similar to the already existing “Color Picker” column feature.

Custom colours need to be saved as a master colour and be accessible for all users and all functions so users don’t have to create the same colour across different functions within the account.

The “Red” label colour isn’t even close to red RGB red, and there only one “Red” to choose from. This isn’t acceptable and has led to confusion and productivity issue due to the lack of intuitiveness of the limited colour option that users are forced to use.

We don’t need more colours, we need control over the colours we can create ourselves. Please make this a priority.

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