Change the color of text

You can make the data on your worksheets more visible by changing the font color. Here's how:

  1. Select the cell or range of cells that has the data you want to format.

  2. Click Home > Font Color arrow Font Color button on the Home tab .

  3. Under Theme Colors or Standard Colors, pick a color.

    Font color picker

    Tip: To apply the most recently selected text color, click Home > Font Color.

Apply a custom color

If you want a specific font color, here's how you can blend your custom color:

  1. Click Home > Font Color arrow Font Color button on the Home tab > More Colors.

  2. On the Custom tab, in the Colors box, select the color you want.

    Colors custom blending option

    If you know the color numbers of a specific color, pick RGB (Red, Green, Blue) or HSL (Hue, Sat, Lum) in the Color model box, and then enter the numbers to match the exact color shade you want.

Tip:  To quickly copy a font color you used to other cells, select a cell with that font color, and double-click Format Painter Format Painter button . Then click the cells you want to format. When you're done, click Format Painter again to turn it off.

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