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How to remove tab color in Excel?

You may have highlighted the sheet tab with specified color for standing out the worksheet in workbook. But do you know how to remove the tab color from a worksheet or all worksheets in Excel. This article will show you methods to achieve it.

Remove color from a sheet tab or multiple sheet tabs in Excel

Remove all tab colors with VBA code in Excel


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Remove color from a sheet tab or multiple sheet tabs in Excel


Actually, it is easy for you to remove color from a sheet tab or multiple sheet tabs in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select the sheet tab with color you want to remove, right click it and select Tab Color > No Color as below screenshot shown.

For multiple worksheets, please select them one by one by holding the Ctrl key.

Then color of specified worksheet will be removed from the sheet tab immediately.


Remove all tab colors with VBA code in Excel

You can apply VBA code to remove all tab colors at once in Excel.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the code window.

VBA code: Remove all tab colors in Excel

Sub RemoveTabColors()
‘Updated by Extendoffice 20180420
    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    For Each xSheet In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        xSheet.Tab.ColorIndex = xlColorIndexNone
    Next xSheet
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

Then all tab colors are removed immediately as below screenshot shown.


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