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
'This function can be used to change the color of a cell 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
To use this code in your Excel file, 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…’
- Select ‘ChangeCellColor’ from the list and click on ‘Ok’ button
- Done, click on the shape to change the cell colors
You can also read this post to know how to get RGB Codes of a Color.