How Do You Check Contrast in Figma?

Figuring out how to check the contrast ratio of your design in Figma can be a difficult process. But with a few simple steps, you can easily check the contrast of your Figma design.

The first step is to open the ‘Inspect’ tab on the left-hand side of the Figma interface. This will reveal several options for inspecting elements in your design, including ‘Contrast’. Clicking on this will bring up a colour picker which you can use to select two colours from your design and compare their ratio.

The Contrast tab also allows you to adjust the brightness and darkness of each colour. This is especially helpful when you are trying to make sure that two similar colours have enough contrast between them. You can also use this feature to ensure that your text and background colours meet accessibility standards.

Another way to check the contrast in Figma is to use the ‘Overlay’ view. To access this view, click on the ‘Overlay’ button on the top left corner of Figma’s interface. This will open up a new window with an overlay of your design elements, and it will also show you what their current contrast ratio is.

Finally, if you want even more control over your contrast ratios, you can download an app called Color Contrast Analyzer (CCA). This app allows users to select a colour from their design, and then it will show them what other colours would be best for creating a good contrast ratio. It even takes into account different types of lighting so that you get an accurate result.

By following these steps, it’s easy to check and adjust the contrast in Figma designs quickly and accurately.


In conclusion, it is easy to check contrast in Figma using either the Inspect tab or Overlay view, or by using an external tool such as Color Contrast Analyzer (CCA). With these methods at hand, designers can easily ensure that their designs meet accessibility standards while still looking great.