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How to Change Colors on Google Calendar (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to change colors on Google Calendar. Simply follow the process below.

How to Change Colors on Google Calendar from Desktop

Follow the simple steps below to change Google Calendar colors.

1. Find and Select Your Desired Calendar in the List

In Google Calendar, look at the left-hand side panel. Here, you'll see a list of your calendars. Identify and select the calendar you want to change the color of.

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2. Open the Color Selection Menu for the Calendar

Next to your chosen calendar's name, you'll see three vertical dots. Click on these dots to open a settings menu specifically for that calendar.

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3. Choose and Apply a New Color from the Palette

In the opened menu, a palette of various colors and shades will appear. Click on your preferred color. The change is immediate – there's no need to save.

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4. Confirm the New Color is Applied to the Calendar

After selecting the color, close the menu. Look at your calendar to ensure the color has changed. All events associated with this calendar will now be displayed in the new color.

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How to Change Colors on Google Calendar From Smartphone

Follow the process below to change Google Calendar colors in the Google Calendar app from your smartphone.

1. Tap the Menu Icon to Access Calendar List

In your Google calendar app, tap the three horizontal lines (menu icon) in the top-left corner of the screen. This will open a sidebar with your calendar list.

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2. Select 'Settings' from the Sidebar Menu

Scroll down in the sidebar until you find 'Settings.' Tap on it to access more options.

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3. Find and Tap on the Calendar to Customize

In 'Settings,' you'll see a list of all your calendars. Tap on the calendar you wish to change the color of.

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4. Tap 'Color' and Choose Your New Color

Once you've selected a calendar, tap the current color name.

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A range of colors will appear. Select your desired color by tapping on it. The change will apply immediately.

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5. Confirm the New Color on Your Calendar

Go back to your settings. Check that if the chosen calendar are now displayed in the new color.

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How to Change the Color of Google Calendar Event

Follow the process below to customize the color of your Google Calendar events.

1. Click on the Event to View and Edit Details

Find and click on the event in your calendar that you want to change the color of. This will open a pop-up window with the event's details.

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2. Open Edit Mode for the Event

In the event details window, click on the pencil icon to edit the event. This will allow you to modify the event details, including its color.

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3. Access and Select a New Color from the Palette

Look for the color palette icon in the editing mode.

Click on it to display a variety of color options. Choose your desired color by clicking on it. The change occurs immediately.

4. Save the Changes and Confirm

Click ‘Save’ to apply your color change.

Close the event details window. Verify the change by checking that the event now appears in the new color on your calendar.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to change colors on Google Calendar. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to set recurring reminders on Google Calendar or our article on how to add Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar.

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