I accidentally specified a color to a paragraph style, which is based on some other. How do I clear this color override, so that I can use the color of the base paragraph?

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Just pick the color of your parent paragraph style. See in the General tab of the para style option, no text color is specified anymore. You're back to the inherited text color swatch:

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  • I see. It seems that the only way to reset one property is to match it to the ones of its parent. I don't know why there is no simple interface to remove the override of an individual property, even though there are for some others such as text box. Anyway, I really appreciate your nice animation to help me out!
    – noclew
    Mar 22 '19 at 2:41
  • Well, the thing is a paragraph style must have a text color assigned. FYI, a character style can have it ignored, so you can Ctrl+click on the assigned swatch to remove it.
    – Vinny
    Mar 22 '19 at 7:14
  • Place the cursor inside the actual paragraph.
  • In the Paragraph Styles panel, right click the paragraph name and choose 'Apply & Clear Overrides'.

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  • Just a word of caution... never use the "Basic" style.. leave it as it is. If you alter text and want to save it as a style, create a new style. Don't merely redefine "Basic". It'll save you mountains of headaches in the future. --- I know this answer isn't advocating the use of "Basic", still it's worth a mention :)
    – Scott
    Mar 21 '19 at 8:07
  • Correct, this was just a quick screenshot of a default blank document.
    – Lucian
    Mar 21 '19 at 8:07

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