With the introduction of version 06 of Method Grid, all platform members can now add/manage labels within a specific element (even if this is just within their own private grids in their own private folder area - for user and external member types). 

For free accounts, an architect or builder can add/manage labels within a specific element in the main grid library.

For professional and enterprise accounts, configurable access control will determine who has the access permission to add/manage labels within a specific element in the main grid library; see What is configurable access control?

First, it makes sense to define the element labels you seek to use for your specific grid - as displayed in the grid's label legend. See How do I edit the element label legend for a specific grid? 

Once this is done, you are set to add/manage labels within a specific element. This is done within the element builder window. To add/manage element labels click on the element (to open up the element builder window) and then make sure you are in edit mode. You will now see new action buttons revealed on the element action button bar. 

Click on the label action button. You will note that this reveals a dropdown showing all eight labels with two vertical check box columns.

Selecting the check box in the first "Dot label" column adds that colour dot to the bottom of the element thumbnail. De-selecting any previously assigned labels removes the label. You can add multiple such labels. 

Selecting the check box in the second "Full label" check box colours the entire element thumbnail to that label's colour. You can only, therefore, select one such label as the full colour label. 

Changes are automatically saved.