How To Change Cell Color In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to change cell color in Google Sheets.

Cell color is a frequently used visual aid in Google Sheets. It can be used to highlight important data, make it easy to quickly find certain types or categories of information by skimming, or a number of other purposes. Whatever you’re using cell color for in your spreadsheet, you’ll almost certainly need to change the cell colors at some point to keep the spreadsheet up to date

Follow these steps to learn how:

Step 1

Select a cell or range, then click on the Fill Color icon in the toolbar to open a menu of fill colors

Step 2

Click on a color to apply it to the range

Step 3

You can also click the Reset option at the bottom of the menu to reset the fill color to white


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to change cell color in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.