Cells Background

Education is not limited to just classrooms. It can be gained anytime, anywhere... - Ravi Ranjan (M.Tech-NIT)

The Cell's Background


The cell background is the color or pattern that fills its inside. The default background of a cell is white. There are various options available to you if you want to change it.

Once again, the Ribbon provides the quickest means of configuring a cell or a group of cells. To paint a cell or a group with a color other than white, after selecting it, on the Ribbon, click Home. In the Font section, click the arrow of the Fill Color button and select a color.

The Fill Property Page

As we have seen so far, the Format Cells dialog box provides an extensive array of options for cell configuration. It is equipped with the Fill property page that displays a wide range of colors:


To change a cell background, use one of the colors on the Background Color section.


Practical Learning: Painting the Background of Cells

  1. Start Microsoft Excel and open the DAWN Report2.xlsx workbook
  2. Right Cell C2 and click Format Cells...
  3. In the Format Cells dialog box, click the Fill property page.
    In the Background Color section, click a light blue color (5th column, 2nd row in the list)
  4. Click OK
  5. On the Ribbon, click Page Layout
  6. In the Sheet Options section, in the Gridlines section, remove the check mark of the Gridlines check box
  7. Press Ctrl + Home