Selected Item Color Covers the Pitch Color

Is there a way to disable the selected item color? I am using the figurenotes noteheads set (colored pitches) and it would be wonderful if I could drag the note up and down and see the changing color at the same time. Currently, the selected item color overrides and I don’t know to which color I am moving until I deselect the note.

How, then, would you propose to tell what is selected and what is not?

The note could become lighter or darker, but preserve its pitch color.