Folder Color: New custom color for each folder

I developed this little (but really useful) improvement to Folder Color: Now, you can choose a custom color for each folder in our Ubuntu!

New improvement: Choose a custom color

What is Folder Color?
It's an application for changing the color of a folder in Ubuntu with just a right-click. Really useful for easily spotting folders in 12 preconfigured colours!

Easy, fast and useful

Let's see a video with Folder Color in action!

How can you install?
  • In a Terminal from the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install folder-color
  • If you have already installed Folder Color from the PPA, just update your system:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install folder-color

You need to logout from your current session (or kill nautilus with nautilus -q) after the installation.

What do you need?
Just Ubuntu (or derivate) & Nautilus, the file browser by default in Ubuntu :)

+info: Oficial web.


  1. Why there are no colors in the context menu items, only color names?

  2. @Victor: That is a general system setting. GNOME is not using icons in the buttons & menus from a few years ago, I think they are deprecated now. You will find a lot of information in Google :)