Add or change the fill color of a table cell

Do any of the following:

Add or change a fill color

  1. Select the cells in which you want to add or change the fill color.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Table Styles, click the arrow next to Fill.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Table Styles group

  3. On the Fill menu, click the color you want.

Apply a gradient, pattern, or texture as the fill color

  1. Select the cells in which you want to apply a fill effect as the fill color.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Table Styles, click the arrow next to Fill.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Table Styles group

  3. On the Fill menu, click Fill Effects.

  4. Do any of the following:

To

Do this

Use a solid color as the fill

Click the Solid tab, and then click the color that you want.

Change the gradient

Click the Gradient tab, and then click the options that you want.

Change the texture

Click the Picture or Texture tab, and then click the texture that you want.

Remove the fill color

  1. Select the cells in which you want to remove the fill color.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Table Styles, click the arrow next to Fill.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Table Styles group

  3. On the Fill menu, click No Fill.

See also

Change the table style

Add or change borders in a table

Add a table to a slide

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