Allow duplicate colors in assets panel
When making two items the same color, then they merge on the colors palette and the second item is lost, ie. If you have a color for Title and a color for a Sub Title, if the Title is set to #FFFFFF and then the Sub Title is set to #FFFFFF, then the Sub Title is removed and the two merge.
This is useful in some instances, but not always, I would love the option to be able to choose NOT to merge items in the color palette.
David Briard commented
This is super critical feature to implement, this is a nightmare to not have such important feature.
For example to get readable names to things.
TextColorDefault => #000000
BackgroundInverted => also #000000
So you can name things and change them without breaking anything...
Amanda Crissman commented
Does anyone have workaround ideas to solve this? I'm using Google M3's color roles and this is a huge limitation.
Maleeha Afzal commented
this should be ur bug#1 to resolve.
Maleeha Afzal commented
i cant believe this was posted in 2018 ad still not supported. Creating multiple color styles is the basics of any design system.
i can have the same hex code #000000 saved 4 different times because the applicability will vary. e.g text-normal, Background-Dark etc
Please resolve this.
I hadn't realized yet how useful this feature would be, when I simply wanted to modify a color by searching in the color chart:
I had a light color and a dark color already saved in my library. By modifying the dark color via the color chart, I "accidentally" passed the cursor over the same color code as the light color... Without even having validated anything, Adobe XD merged the two colors...
On a document with several components using these colors, I waited a while for XD to finish updating each component before I could undo everything... Horrible.
Please fix this quickly...
Carlo Gaudreault commented
I started to switch from heavy Photoshop interface mockups to XD and this feature request is a major blocker.
For example our designs have many instances of repeating colors: a white background and a white text. They can't share the same global color as the background might be edited to grey and we want the text to remain white.
Please Adobe allow us to duplicate color assets and assign them unique names and values.
Scooter Sooz commented
I curse XD daily and nightly. And am scared to update any libraries incase hours and hours and hours of complex work is unravelled with one click. These fears and the many problems I experience with XD were never part of my experience when using Figma.
I believe there is a huge price difference between the two products. You do get what you pay for. And maybe XD wouldn't be bad for simple projects.
Celestine Fisser commented
I'm getting really sick of the limitations in adobe XD. I don't believe that Adobe XD is suitable for users who need to build complex components and work on a Design System. This idea was shared in 2018, it is now 2022! I'm wasting so much precious time on this bullshit. I've been patient, but now it's time to switch to Figma.
I agree. Developer need meaningful names to color styles. For that duplicate colours might have different titles. It also implies objects will be associated with named colour styles. So it will be helpful to developers also and designers can experiment with colors with different names.
We are in 2022 now and this basic functionality needed for design systems is still not implemented?
This feature would save me so much time! A way this could work would be to add a checkbox either globally or when right-clicking certain assets.
It would be great if a color could be created as two different color styles. Two elements such as button and link could have the same color but different names as far as the color style is concerned.
This should be a basic possibility. Mind is baffled that Adobe XD doesn't support this.
This basic feature being still not available is very annoying...
In my case, BackgroundHover and BackgroundSelected are the same color, but I still want them to be logically separated in the design tokens
Is this still a thing, why would this not be fixed when they announced design tokens? It's useless to have tokens if you can't actually use tokens because one instance of a color is allowed. Not to mention it destroys the ability to change a color by token for fast updates.
This feature was in the previous version? I have never seen this BUG but now I can no longer manage my main library which is the basis of all my professional projects ... I'm starting to get really angry with Adobe xd.
We can't managed design system with this bug...
Having duplicate colors and type should be allowed. Allows more fine tuning if you use them as variables.
Oh, Yes, Please! The same goes for text styles! I work on an document that has a light scheme and a dark scheme. So a distinct color may be used in two different contexts. But I cannot generate a full color palette, because XD merges some swatches. At the moment I define one color with a on-digit change in the Hex Value listing #CCCCCC and CCCCCB. That ist in no way professional.
it's hard to manage when you use one color for several proposals and you want to duplicate it. For example:
I have a group of the primary bench of color and one group for the charts. I cannot duplicate the primary one inside the chart.
It's an issue because I have to create a wrong color code and give the right name and be sure the Front-end team knows which color to use...
How to lose your time
This is a big annoyance for me too, the ability to turn this off would help when testing different colors.
Example: I'm testing different shades of a color and comparing to another symbol. I accidentally overlap the colors and now different sets of objects are linked to the same asset color.