In this tutorial, you will learn how to change chart colors in Google Sheets.
Google Sheet Charts are a great tool for quickly presenting data in a visual format. They’re easy to set up in just a few clicks and look good, even without fussing with the settings. However, there may be times when you want to change the colors used in a chart, particularly if working with data sets that might be better represented by a different color. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to change chart colors in Google Sheets. Read on to learn how.
Insert a Chart
If you don’t already have a chart, here’s how to insert one:
Select the data range you want to chart, including headers
Open the Insert menu and choose Chart
In the Chart Editor, choose the type of chart from the Chart Type dropdown and make any other desired changes
The chart will be inserted as a floating element above the cells
Changing Chart Colors
Once you have your chart set up in Google Sheets, here’s how to change the colors:
Select the chart and click on the 3-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner, then choose Edit Chart from the menu
Click on the Customize tab at the top of the Chart Editor, then click on the Series section to expand it
Click on the dropdown at the top of the Series section to open the list of options and choose the series you want to change the color of
Under Line Color, choose the color you’d like to use for this series
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for any additional series you’d like to color
If you would like to change the background or border color, those options can be found by expanding the Chart Style section at the top of the Customize tab
All chart color updates will immediately display in the chart
Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet
In this tutorial, I covered how to change chart colors in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.