- 1 5 Ways to Change Colors on Google Calendar
- 1.1 1. Change the Color of Individual Calendars
- 1.2 4. Add More Colors to Google Calendar
- 1.3 5. Change the Google Calendar Theme
- 1.4 Bonus: Add a Background Image to Google Calendar
- 1.5 FAQs About Changing Colors on Google Calendar
- 1.6 Share Google Calendar
5 Ways to Change Colors on Google Calendar
There’s no surprise that you can have multiple calendars in Google Calendar. For instance, one for work, another for personal, and more calendars to organize events. To differentiate between calendars or events, you can change colors in Google Calendar.
You can make your Google Calendar aesthetic by choosing colors. Highlight events by changing their color and customize your Calendar background. Here’s how.
1. Change the Color of Individual Calendars
Changing the color of a calendar will also change the color of its events.
Step 1: Open the Google Calendar website in a browser.
Step 2: The available calendars will appear in the left sidebar. Hover over the calendar you want to change and click on the three-dot icon.
Step 3: Choose a color from the list. The new color will immediately apply to all events on the calendar. You can also change the color for birthday or holiday calendars.
On Android and iPhone
Step 1: Open the Google Calendar app on your Android or iPhone. Step 2: Tap the three-bar icon and choose Settings.
Step 3: Tap on Events or any other calendar type under your email account to change the default color.
Step 4: Tap on the Color option at the top and select a new color.
Note: Changing the calendar’s default color will automatically apply that color to any new event created in the calendar.
You can color code individual events in Google Calendar to make them stand out. If you have an important event coming up and you want it to be visible, you can change its color.
Step 1: On the Google Calendar website, right-click the event and select your desired color.
Step 2: If the color list doesn’t appear, click on the event and then click on the Pencil icon.
Step 3: Click on the Color drop-down box and change the color.
Note: You cannot change the color of events added from holiday calendars.
Step 1: Tap the event in the Google Calendar app to change its color. Step 2: Tap the Pencil (Edit) icon at the top. Step 3: Scroll down and tap the current color selection.
Step 4: Choose a new color for your event and save it.
Pro Tip: Change the color of a new event by clicking on the color option while creating an event.
You can change the color of recurring events. Here’s how to do it on PC and smartphones.
Step 1: Click on the recurring event in Google Calendar. Step 2: Select the Pencil (Edit) icon.
Step 3: Click on the color box, select the new color, and save.
Step 4: Now, the interesting part. A pop-up will ask if you want to change the color of this event or all events in the series. Choose the appropriate option and click OK.
On Android or iPhone
Tap on the recurring event in the Google Calendar app.
Tap on it again to view more details about it, then tap on the Pencil (Edit) icon.
Tap on the current color and choose a new color from the list.
Step 4: Tap Save and choose events to edit. Select Save.
4. Add More Colors to Google Calendar
The default color list in Google Calendar is limited. However, you can add more colors to Google Calendar on the web version. Please note that this feature is not available on Google Calendar mobile apps. But any custom color you set on your PC will also appear on mobile. Also, keep in mind that you can only add custom colors for calendars and not for individual events. To add more colors to Google Calendar on the web, follow these steps:
Step 1: On the Google Calendar website, hover the mouse over the calendar on the left sidebar, click on the three-dot icon.
Step 2: Click on the (+) icon under the list of colors.
Step 3: Choose a custom color in the pop-up window that appears. Enter the Hex code of the color and click Save.
5. Change the Google Calendar Theme
Google Calendar does not offer themes. However, you can make Google Calendar black or change the text color. Please note that to make Google Calendar black on the web, you need to use a dark mode extension.
Step 1: Tap the three-bar icon in the Google Calendar app and go to Settings.
Step 2: Go to General and tap on Theme.
Step 3: Select Dark. Google Calendar will instantly turn black.
Make Google Calendar Black on iPhone
To enable dark mode in Google Calendar on iPhone, simply follow these steps:
1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
2. Go to Display & Brightness and select Dark under Appearance.
Change Text Color in Google Calendar (PC)
To change the color of upcoming events on the Google Calendar website from white to black, follow these steps:
1. Open the Google Calendar website.
2. Click on the Settings icon.
3. Select Density and color.
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Step 2: Click on the Color set drop-down box, select ‘Modern (with white text)’, and press Done.
Bonus: Add a Background Image to Google Calendar
To customize your Google Calendar background, add a custom image using a Chrome extension called Custom Calendar Background. Here’s how:
Step 1: Install the Custom Calendar Background extension in Chrome by clicking the Add to Chrome button in the link below.
Step 2: After installation, open Google Calendar and click the Image icon at the top-right.
Step 3: Select Light overlay and Single Image in the options. Next, paste your background link in the Image URL box and save.
FAQs About Changing Colors on Google Calendar
1. Yes, changing the color on one device will also change it on other devices.
2. No, there is no keyboard shortcut for changing colors on Google Calendar.
Once you change the color of events in Google Calendar, learn how to share it with others. Also, check out these tips to best use Google Calendar.
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