How Do You Get Tokens in Figma?

Tokens are a great way to keep your design system in Figma consistent. They help you to create a unified visual language, so that all of your designs look and feel the same. But how do you go about getting tokens in Figma?

The first step is to create a color palette for your design system.

This can be either created from scratch, or imported from an existing color palette if one already exists. Once you have the colors in place, you can then start creating your tokens. Tokens are essentially just named colors, which can help give context to what each color is used for. For example, you could have a “primary” color token, and a “secondary” color token.

Once you have your tokens created, they will appear in the Components tab of the Figma interface. From there, they can be added to any part of the design that needs them. For example, if you want to apply the same colors across different elements such as buttons, backgrounds and text boxes, then simply drag and drop the relevant tokens onto those elements.

You can also use tokens for typography as well as colors. By setting up font styles as tokens, you can easily keep all of your text consistent through out your designs. The same applies for layer styles too – any common layer styles such as drop shadows or rounded corners can be set up as tokens so that they are easily reusable in other parts of the design.


Getting tokens set up in Figma is relatively easy once you know how it works. By creating a color palette and setting up named colors (tokens), font styles and layer styles as tokens too, it becomes much easier to maintain consistency throughout your designs. Tokens are a great way to keep things organized and ensure that all of your elements look and feel unified.