How To Alternate Row Colors in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to alternate row colors in Google Sheets.

You can easily alternate row colors in Google Sheets by using the built-in feature of Google Sheets.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to alternate row colors in Google Sheets.

Alternate Row Colors

Before we start, you will need to get ready a set of data for us to work on.

Step 1

First, ensure your data is clean and tidy to easily learn in this tutorial.

Step 2

To alternate row colors in Google Sheets, simply select the rows you want to apply conditional formatting on, select ‘Format’, then select ‘Alternating colors’.

Step 3

Once you pressed it, a pop-up box will appear on the right side of your screen. Here, you can select the alternating colors you will like to fill your cells with.

Step 4

Once you are done customizing the colors, your table will look like this.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to alternate row colors in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.