How To Name Colors In Figma

Color plays a vital role in digital design. It has the power to enhance your design and greatly enhance the user experience. Figma, a well-known vector graphics and prototyping tool, provides a way to label colors in your design palette. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to label colors in Figma.

Creating a Color

Before we start naming colors, it’s important to know how to create a color in Figma. To create a color:

  • Select the element you want to apply the color to.
  • Click on the color box in the right-hand panel.
  • Choose the color you want from the color picker. You can adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness, or input a specific hex color code.

Naming a Color in Figma

Naming a specific color in Figma can help you and your team remain consistent with color use across different designs. Here are the steps to name a color:

  1. Select the paint bucket tool and pick the color you want to name.
  2. Click on the + sign in the ‘Styles’ section in the right-hand panel.
  3. You will see a popup dialog box titled ‘Style’.
  4. Enter the desired name for the color in the ‘Name’ field.
  5. Click on the ‘Create Style’ button. Your color is now named and can be easily accessed from the Styles panel.

Using Named Colors

Once you have named your colors in Figma, it’s very easy to use them. Just select the element you want to apply the color to, click on the color box in the right-hand panel, and then click on the named color from the ‘Styles’ section. This will apply the color to the selected element.

That’s how you can name and use colors in Figma. It’s an excellent feature that saves a lot of time and ensures color consistency throughout your design.