Excel Charts - Chart Styles
You can use Chart Styles to customize the look of the chart. You can set a style and color scheme for your chart with the help of this tool.
Follow the steps given below to add style and color to your chart.
Step 1 − Click on the chart. Three buttons appear at the upper-right corner of the chart.
Step 2 − Click the Chart Styles icon. STYLE and COLOR will be displayed.
You can use STYLE to fine tune the look and style of your chart.
Step 1 − Click STYLE. Different style options will be displayed.
Step 2 − Scroll down the options. Point to any of the options to see the preview of your chart with the currently selected style.
Step 3 − Choose the style option you want. The chart will be displayed with the selected style.
You can use the COLOR options to select the color scheme for your chart.
Step 1 − Click COLOR. Different color scheme will be displayed.
Step 2 − Scroll down the options. Point on any of the options to see the preview of your chart with the currently selected color scheme.
Step 3 − Choose the color option you want. The chart will be displayed with the selected color.
You can change the color schemes through the Page Layout tab also.
Step 1 − On the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click the Colors button on the Ribbon.
Step 2 − Select any color scheme of your choice from the list.
You can also customize the colors and have your own color scheme.
Step 1 − Click the option Customize Colors…
A new window Create New Theme Colors appears. Let us take an example.
Step 2 − Click the drop-down arrow to see more options.
A small window - Theme Colors appear.
Step 3 − Click Orange Accent 2 as shown in the following screen shot.
Step 4 − Give a name to your color scheme. Click Save.
Your customized theme appears under Custom in the Colors menu, on the Page Layout tab on the ribbon.