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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 | Outlook 2013) - Change the background color of your calendar

Changing the background color is a quick way to make a calendar distinct. That's particularly useful when you're working with multiple calendars.

Multiple calendars with different background colors image

  1. Click Calendar

    Click Calendar image

  2. Right-click anywhere on your calendar, point to Color, and then pick the background color you want. 

    Right-click on the calendar and then click Color image

  3. If you have multiple calendars in your view, right-click each one and pick a different color. 

Change the background color for all calendars

If you have multiple calendars and you want them all to have the same background color, you can quickly set the color from the File tab. 
  1. Click File > Options.

  2. Click Calendar

    In Outlook Options, click Calendar image

  3. Under Display options, click the arrow to the right of the Default calendar color, pick the color you want, and then check the Use this color on all calendars boxes. 

    Under Display options, pick the default color you want image

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:office 365 outlook 2016 outlook 2013 change background color calendar   Doc ID:72282
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-03 11:54 MSTUpdated:2017-11-27 11:27 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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