I followed the linked instructions posted earlier in this thread but still had an issue with the colors 'sticking' to where they should be. Let's start with what I would like to do with the background colors:
Planning = light blue
Context = light green
One way or the other, the top two items on one list will maintain the color scheme for the top two items on the other list. Take a look:
Note the consistent use of the light blue color, as desired.
Note the inconsistent blue (from the Planning mode) and the green (the desired Context color)
I can make it so the Context area is consistently green, but then the Planning window shows the top two items ("Inbox" and "Library") with a green background, while the items below these two show up in light blue.
Is there a trick to making it consistent? I've tried all the combinations I can think of including highlighting certain items, changing the background color and switching contexts. So far it just isn't consistent.