Unleash Your Creativity: How to Create Colorful Folders in SharePoint and OneDrive

Are you tired of the same old monotonous look of your SharePoint and OneDrive folders? Do you find yourself sifting through a sea of plain, identical folders, struggling to find what you need quickly?

Well, it’s time to add a splash of creativity to your digital workspace! In this post, I’m showing you how to bring a burst of color to your folders in SharePoint and OneDrive, making organization not just efficient, but visually appealing too.

SharePoint colored folders

How to create a colored folder

Gone are the days of dull yellow and white folders. With a few simple steps, you can infuse your SharePoint and OneDrive folders with vibrant colors that reflect your unique style and help you categorize your content effortlessly.

  1. Start by clicking in the New button to create a new folder
  2. Provide a name for the folder
  3. Select the color to apply to the folder, there are 16 different colors from where you can choose including the default yellow
    SharePoint colored folders
  4. Click Create

SharePoint colored folders

Use your creativity or simply the color coding already defined in your organization to better understand what is inside each folder.

7 Responses to “Unleash Your Creativity: How to Create Colorful Folders in SharePoint and OneDrive”

  1. Warwick

    August 23, 2023

    But aren’t we supposed to not use folders only metadata and views

    • João Ferreira

      August 28, 2023

      Its a good point, but if you use them at least you can customize them

  2. Josh

    August 24, 2023

    Hey Joao – I don’t see this as an option. Is this an early access feature or in an upcoming update?

  3. João Ferreira

    November 16, 2023

    The colors are limited to the out of the box ones.


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