Applying Font, Color, and Borders to Cells

Basic formatting in Excel can customize the look and feel of your Excel spreadsheet. Learn about formatting cells in Excel here.

Adding color to cells

Colors can be applied to cells in your worksheet to emphasize important data or to assign names to columns or rows.

To add color to a cell:

  • Select a cell or range of cells.
  • Click the down arrow next to the Fill Color button. A Fill Color drop-down menu displays.

    Color Listbox on Toolbar
  • Choose a fill color from the Fill Color drop-down menu.

    Examples of Different Fill Colors
  • The selected cells display the color.