so I am designing a device manager with a two-level side navbar, where the second level is constantly showing while the top level is hidden. I am having trouble deciding on how to design the expand/collapse section of the menu.
In option 1, the chevrons on the "Device 1" button look like they are linked to "Device 1" rather than the top level menu. In my image with option 1 expanded, for example, I would expect the chevrons to close the second level menu and not the top level menu as intended.
I am leaning towards option 2 because the chevrons match the color of the level that it will be affecting, however I am biased about the UI looking awkward. Will option 2 cause user confusion? Also is there another method that I am missing?