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Exclude colors from listing in Selection colors box

Hi, I work with the generic UI and design tokens for my projects. Sometimes I use external SVG assets (e.g. social media icons, etc) which after selecting them their colors appear in the Selection colors box. I’d love to ignore them from being listed there (e.g. when I prepare a library of rich media assets).

Selection colors box helps me lint my designs and connect everything into colors from the design system. Don’t really want to clash it with placed SVGs.

Any idea how to do it?

This is the feature most designers asked for, it’s not for hand-off but for editing purposes :slight_smile:. Try to use Inspect, which is meant for devs and non-designers in general, and everything will become clear.

If you don’t need these colours in the design system library, simply exclude them from publishing.

On the other hand, I’ve noticed that once a certain colour is defined, it’s very hard to track it and get rid of it which easily leads to littering the design system library :expressionless: