useEffect hook causes a "Panel Plugin edits must be initiated from a supported UI event" error

I am trying to port a react XD plugin (UI Panel Hello React) to use functional react components. In the process, to achieve the same functionality as the setState callback function, I replaced it with a useEffect hook with that particular state as a dependency for useEffect.

This is the particular piece of code that needs changing.
color is a piece of state.

    colorChanged(color) {
    this.setState({
        color: {
            r: color.r,
            g: color.g,
            b: color.b,
            a: color.a
        },
    }, () => {
        const { r, g, b, a } = this.state.color;
        const { editDocument } = require("application");
        const { selection, Color } = require("scenegraph");
        editDocument({editLabel: "Change Colors"}, () => selection.items.forEach(item => item.fill = new Color(`rgba(${r}, ${g}, ${b}, ${a})`)));
    }
    );
}

Rewritten with hooks: color has been specified as a dependency for useEffect and a variable initialRender is used to prevent firing this on the initial component mount.

    const colorChanged = (color) => {
    setcolor({r: color.r, g: color.g, b: color.b, a: color.a});
}

useEffect(() => {
    const { r, g, b, a} = color;
    const { editDocument } = require("application");
    const { selection, Color } = require("scenegraph");
    if (initialRender) {
        editDocument({editLabel: "Change Colors"}, () => selection.items.forEach(item => item.fill = new Color(`rgba(${r}, ${g}, ${b}, ${a})`)));
    }
    initialRender = true;
}, [color]);

Error:

Plugin Error: Panel plugin edits must be initiated from a supported UI event
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@DavidXD Have we had any internal teams have success working with useEffect in this manner?

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