Photoshop: Display foreground color on layer title

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When I do digital paintings using Photoshop I very often create a layer using only one color. I will often have many layers each with only one specific color on them.

It would be most helpful to be able to see which color is being used on a particular layer by seeing that color displayed as part of the layer information for that layer in the layers palette.

One of the current options for each layer in the layers palette is to be able to assign a color code to that layer. However, the colors are limited to a small selection. It would be great for my purposes to be able to assign the current foreground color as the color code for that layer.

Currently I use the workaround of naming each layer something like "lighter orange brown." This leaves a lot to be desired and is not an accurate reflection of the color that I have used on a layer, nor is it a visual cue. For the type of work that I do being able to assign the foreground color to be the layer code color would much improve my work.
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Chris Cox

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You could create a script to rename layers with colors (or at least the numbers).

But this does not sound like a useful feature for most users.
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Couldn’t you just use Solid Color Layers with Layer Masks?