How to Remove Fill Color in Google Sheets

Fill color is a helpful tool for highlighting data in a spreadsheet. It has long been used for a number of purposes in Microsoft Excel, and the Google Sheets application continues that tradition by offering its own tool that you can use for fill color. Whether there’s an entire row, a single cell, or a large merged cell, you can apply a fill color to it.

But if you have a spreadsheet that currently contains unwanted fill color, you might be looking for a way to remove it. Our guide below will help you to accomplish this and revert your existing row with fill color to a row that does not have any fill color.

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The steps in this article were performed in the Web-browser version of Google Sheets. This guide assumes that you currently have a Google Sheets spreadsheet with a row containing fill color that you would like to remove. Note that you can use a similar method if you would like to change the current fill color to something different.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at and double-click the spreadsheet containing the fill color that you want to remove.

Step 2: Click the row number of the row with the fill color to remove.

how to eliminate fill color from google sheets spreadsheet

Step 3: Click the Fill color button, then click the Reset option.

how to remove fill color in google sheets

Is there data in your spreadsheet that you would like to sort alphabetically? This article can show you what you need to do in Google Sheets to sort your data.

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