Pardon if this question is at all obtuse.
Assume a product with a multiplicity of advanced options - color, size…
If for clarity it is advisable to split the product up so that e.g. each color becomes a separate product yet the sizes, descriptions etc. are all nearly the same; can they be separated in some way other than to simply delete all the colors save one and subsequently recreate all the other colors of that product from scratch as separate products?