Design tokens FAQs
Frequently asked questions about design tokens
What are design tokens?
Design tokens are like shared variables that capture design decisions. Typically they are name-value pairs where the name describes a decision e.g.
By using the same tokens, designers and engineers can communicate precisely and designers can control product styling by providing tokens updates.
How do I add my design tokens to Interplay?
To add your design tokens:
- Create a free Interplay account
- Create a design system
- Upload JSON containing your tokens.
- Publish your design system to use it in Figma
How can I use my design tokens in Figma?
Once you have added your tokens to a design system in Interplay, publish your design system to make it available in our Figma plugin.
You can then use your tokens to style objects and text in Figma.
Can I use design tokens on the free Starter account?
Yes! You can manage your tokens through the browser in Interplay as a team for free and publish them to Figma.
On our paid plans you can sync your tokens in from your code repo automatically.
Can I manage multiple sets of tokens?
Yes. A theme is a set of tokens in Interplay. If needed, a theme can inherit from another theme and override the token values for that theme.