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more colors?


I have quite a lot of different projects, but I'm out of colors! Is it possible to add some more colors to indicate different projects? Eg pink vs purple (:

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 12, 2013 - 12:06 UTC

Hello Jana,

With Todoist Premium, you can use 22 colors for projects and 13 colors for labels. Feel free to subscribe - it's less than $2.50 per month :)

Best regards,

Gregory Damm
Replied on Feb 15, 2014 - 04:18 UTC

22 is still pretty limited...

Leila Abbassi  premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 14:29 UTC

I absolutely agree! I wouldn't think it'd be that difficult to allow for a user inputted color (like in Google docs, Microsoft One Drive) that allows for the user to select virtually any color in the spectrum.

In trying to keep up with the GTD method, it's important to categorize tasks & projects & being limited by 1-2 colors that coordinate for a certain project kinda stinks. If a project has many sub tasks with varying levels of priority, it'd be very helpful for the user to assign colors of their own choosing.

I picked Todoist Premium for the complex time mgt capabilities, but find that I can't really use the color coding method because of the very limited spectrum that would leave me re-using colors for multiple ongoing projects or not being able to assign priority...both of which are counter productive to the purpose of this app.

So, please consider helping users out by allowing for an unlimited choices with colors (or at the very least - a greatly expanded palette). I thing this is Todoists one major downfall at present & even has even caused me to look at other task mgt software. Thank you very much!

Patrick Wright  premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 22:25 UTC

I agree with Leila. I just upgraded to Premium because I watched one of your videos which shows 13 color options to choose from for "Labels" and "Filters", but with my iMac desktop app, there are only 8 color options. Also, when I designated colors to the priority levels under "Filters" the colors did not update or change. They remain the default colors I think. I have the Mac desktop app installed along with the Google Chrome extension, Todoist: To-Do list and Task Manager 6.3. I also have the Todoist Gmail extension installed. Not sure if there is a conflict here?

I would really appreciate the ability to select my own colors for labels and filters as I already have a personalized system I have been using for years with Gmail labels and would love to just stick with that system as opposed to mixing the two. (How could orange not be one of the color options?)

Marian Gilan  premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2014 - 12:13 UTC

I also agree. And I would prefer more color for "labels" too. Maybe allowing custom colors would be a solution.


Joseph Yang  premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Also, your colors are not particularly friendly to color blind people. More dramatically different color options would be helpful. Custom colors from a color wheel would be cool. Thx!

Kakaxa  premium
Replied on Sep 19, 2014 - 11:19 UTC


Stefan Chrobot
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 12:49 UTC

+1 for custom colors for projects and labels. I need some projects/labels to really stand out.

Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 22:06 UTC

I agree, it would be nice to have some more colours on the site :-)

James Ayers  premium
Replied on Sep 27, 2014 - 01:57 UTC

+1 for more colors.

Beth Anne Lee
Replied on Sep 27, 2014 - 19:10 UTC

Yes! More colors, and more differentiation in shades. I have two or three reddish ones and two or three yellowish ones, but it's hard to tell them apart.

More colors, please! Lots!

harveybelovski  premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 07:42 UTC

Me too. Have lots of different labels and would appreciate a bigger range of colours.

Caylee Greyvenstein  premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2014 - 19:31 UTC

This is my one and only negative that I have with Todoist. I would really appreciate it if there was a better range of colours. Having seven shades of blue doesn't really do it for me. I have only five project categories and I struggled with the colours. Two of them have almost exactly the same colour. I would really appreciate it if we could get something a bit different. A bright pink would be greatgreatgreat. It would also be really valuable to put the colours in some kind of order. Those two reddy-oranges are so similar that I'm always confused about which I've used.

Thanks for reading.

Brenda Scott  premium
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 18:00 UTC

I don't have 22 colors with my premium account. How can I get the 22 colors?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 18:14 UTC


Which platform, try signing out and back in.


Brenda Scott  premium
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 18:19 UTC

Thanks Brendon! Worked on the web. Will try on Android and desktop on Windows. Thank you!!!

Brenda Scott  premium
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 18:23 UTC

Worked on all platforms, Brendon! Thanks so much!



Reid Finlay  premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 22:46 UTC

I would also like more options for priority colors

Felipe  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 17:54 UTC

Guys, come one.

After all this time and we still are limited to the colors you provide, while adding some tool that let us add custom colors would not be that hard at all.

Seriously. (Yes, I'm a premium user and 22 colors isn't enough) (-1)

Sylvia  premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 09:54 UTC

Another vote for more colours - being able to see at a glance where most of my time is going is crucial.

Matt  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 01:32 UTC

What are the chances we could get more shapes?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 04:04 UTC

Hi Matt,

Shapes are not something that we're planning to add any time soon.


Outi Aino  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Yep, me too! I feel that there is not really 22 colours, because the shades are so close to others that it is really hard to see what is the right red, yellow or blue. Bright colours and more options are really needed! (heart)

Zach Taiji  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 23:46 UTC

Hi Todoist team,

Any chance of adding more colors? I'm in the same boat as many others here.

Specifically, it would be nice to be able to customize colors so that they match my Gmail labels.. since Gmail integration is my primary use of Todoist.

Jay Runquist  premium
Replied on Mar 01, 2015 - 20:37 UTC

+1 for custom colors! :-)

Replied on Mar 17, 2015 - 19:04 UTC

+1 for adding more colors. If I'm going to switch to Todoist, it's got to work with my existing color-coding system, which is embarrassingly elaborate. :-)