VBA Code To Change Cell Color

Excel supports more than 16 million colors in a cell; hence you should know how to set the exact color in a cell. To do this, you can use RGB (Red, Green, Blue) function in VBA to set the color of a cell. The function requires 3 numbers from 0 to 255 [e.g. RGB(234,232,98)]. Below is a practice code that changes cell colors to Green, Red and Blue.

Change a Cells Background Color

VBA Code to Change Cell Color
'This function can be used to change the color of a
Public Sub ChangeCellColor()
    'Change cell color to green
    Sheet1.Range("C4").Interior.Color = RGB(0, 255, 0)
    'Change cell color to red
    Sheet1.Range("C5").Interior.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0)
    'Change cell color to blue
    Sheet1.Range("C6").Interior.Color = RGB(0, 0, 255)
End Sub

VBA Code To Change Cell Color ,follow below steps:

Open an Excel file

  • Press Alt+F11
  • Insert a Module (Insert>Module) from menu bar
  • Paste the code in the module
  • Now add a shape in Excel sheet
  • Give a name to the shape like ‘Change Cell Color’
  • Right click on the shape and select ‘Assign Macro…’
VBA Code to change cell color
  • Select ‘ChangeCellColor’ from the list and click on ‘Ok’ button
  • Done, click on the shape to change the cell colors

Download Practice File

You can also practice this through our practice files. Click on the below link to download the practice file.

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