How to Change the Color Scheme in Excel 2010

If you have used Excel for a while, then you have probably acclimated yourself to the visual appearance of the program. But the colors of the application might be wearing on your, leaving you looking for something different to spice up your daily activity in your spreadsheets. One simple change that you can apply is a new color scheme.

Excel 2010 comes with a few default color scheme options, and you can select from them at any time to change the way Excel looks on your computer. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can make the adjustment on your computer.


Switch to a Different Color Scheme in Microsoft Excel 2010

The steps in this article are going to show you where to find the setting in Excel 2010 that controls the colors used in the application.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Excel 2010.


Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

open the excel file menu



Step 3: Click the Options button in the left column.

open the excel options menu



Step 4: Click the Color Scheme dropdown menu, then select your preferred color scheme. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply the change.

how to change the color scheme in excel 2010



The color should change immediately. If you find that you don’t like the new color scheme, you can always follow these steps again and choose from one of the other options.


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