Color "item #"

Jerry Seibert jerry at
Tue Dec 21 23:43:09 CET 2021

On Tue, 21 Dec 2021 21:39:12 +0000, David Carlisle stated:

>On Tue, 21 Dec 2021 at 20:56, Jerry Seibert <jerry at>
>> I am using the "enumitem" package to create lists used in reports I
>> generate. My supervisor wants me to have the item number or letter
>> in a different color from the item's text. For instance, in the
>> following example, the "(1)" would be in blue and the text in black.
>>         (1) This is item one.
>> I cannot find a way to accomplish this easily. Is there something I
>> am missing here or is it just not feasible? My supervisor is
>> insisting on it because he can do exactly that in MS Word.

>\begin{enumerate}[label=\textcolor{blue}{(\arabic*) }]
>\item aaa
>\item bbb
>\item ccc

Dave, that works if I want to change every item in the list to the same
color. I was looking for a method to change different items to
different colors in the same list. I have seen examples of how to do it
with itemized lists, but not numbered or lettered lists.


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