Description:

It is an interesting feature in excel, we can change background color of Cell, Range in Excel VBA. Specially, while preparing reports or dashboards, we change the backgrounds to make it clean and get the professional look to our projects.

Change Background Color of Cell Range in Excel VBA – Solution(s):

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We can use Interior.Color OR Interior.ColorIndex properties of a Rage/Cell to change the background colors.

Change Background Color of Cell Range in Excel VBA – Examples

The following examples will show you how to change the background or interior color in Excel using VBA.

Example 1

In this Example below I am changing the Range B3 Background Color using Cell Object

Sub sbRangeFillColorExample1()
'Using Cell Object
Cells(3, 2).Interior.ColorIndex = 5 ' 5 indicates Blue Color
End Sub
Example 2

In this Example below I am changing the Range B3 Background Color using Range Object

Sub sbRangeFillColorExample2()
'Using Range Object
Range("B3").Interior.ColorIndex = 5
End Sub
Example 3

We can also use RGB color format, instead of ColorIndex. See the following example:

Sub sbRangeFillColorExample3()
'Using Cell Object
Cells(3, 2).Interior.Color = RGB(0, 0, 250)
'Using Range Object
Range("B3").Interior.Color = RGB(0, 0, 250)
End Sub
Example 4

The following example will apply all the colorIndex form 1 to 55 in Activesheet.

Sub sbPrintColorIndexColors()
Dim iCntr
For iCntr = 1 To 56
Cells(iCntr, 1).Interior.ColorIndex = iCntr
Cells(iCntr, 1) = iCntr
Next iCntr
End Sub
Instructions:
  1. Open an excel workbook
  2. Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor
  3. Insert a new module from Insert menu
  4. Copy the above code and Paste in the code window
  5. Save the file as macro enabled workbook
  6. Press F5 to execute the procedure
  7. You can see the interior colors are changing as per our code

Change Background Color of Cell Range in Excel VBA – Download: Example File

Here is the sample screen-shot of the example file.

Change Background Color of Cell Range in Excel VBA

Download the file and explore how to change the interior or background colors in Excel using VBA.

ANALYSIS TABS – ColorIndex

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