Change Worksheet Tab Color in 5-Ways in MS-Excel

There are several ways to change the worksheet tab colour by using the shortcut keys or other commands in excel. Changing the worksheet tabs’ colours helps us to understand the difference between the tabs of different works easily. So, follow one of the 5 methods you like.

1. Change Worksheet Tab Color in Excel

Right-click on the “Sheet tab, which appears at the bottom right corner of the excel workbook as given in the picture below.

Then move your cursor on the “Tab colour”, and then immediately a Color dialogue box appears

Now you can select one of the Theme Colors or the Standard Colors you want

If you want to remove the Color of a Sheet tab, Select “No Color”.

Change worksheet Tab Color in MS-Excel
Change Worksheet Tab Color in MS-Excel

2. Change Worksheet Tab Color from Home Tab

Go to the Home tab

Then click on the drop-down arrow of the Format in the Cells group

Afterwards, move your cursor on the “Tab colour”, and then immediately a Color dialogue box appears

Now you can select one of the Theme Colors or the Standard Colors you want

Look at the 5th step of the picture below.

If you want to remove the Color of a Sheet tab, Select “No Color”.

Change Worksheet Tab Color in 4-Ways
Change Worksheet Tab Color in 4-Ways

3. Change Worksheet Tab Color in Excel

Change All Sheet Tab Color at a Time:​

To change all the Sheet tab colours at a time, Right click on the “Sheet tab, which appears at the bottom right corner of the excel workbook as given in the picture below.

Then click “Select All Sheets

Select All Worksheet in
Select All Worksheet in Excel

Again, right-click on the “Sheet tab

Then move your cursor on the “Tab colour”, and then immediately a Color dialogue box appears

Now you can select one of the Theme Colors or the Standard Colors you want

Select Worksheet Tab Theme Color
Select Worksheet Tab Theme Color

Remove All Sheet Tab Colors at a Time:

If you want to remove the colour of all the sheet tabs at a time, do the following.

Right-click on the “Sheet tab

After that, click “Select All Sheets”

Remove sheet tab color
Remove sheet tab colour

Again, right-click on the “Sheet tab”,

Now if you move the cursor on the “Tab colour”, immediately a Color dialogue box appears

Finally, Select “No Color”.

Select Worksheet Tab Theme Color
No tab colour

4. Using Alt Key

Press Alt + H → O → T, and Select one of the Theme Colors or Standard Colors you want.

Change Standard or Theme Color for Worksheet Tabs

5. Change Sheet Tab Color Using VBA

VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications. It is a programming language developed and owned by Microsoft Corporation. It is used to create custom reports, forms, graphs and more. You can change the worksheet tab colour using VBA.

What is the benefit of changing the worksheet tab colour in Excel?

Changing the worksheet tabs’ colours helps us to understand the difference between the tabs of different works easily.

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