Applies to



Who can use this capability

  • Owner
  • Editor

Change the color of task bars

You can change the task bar colors according to your preferences.


  • Smartsheet


  • Owner
  • Editor

The sheet owner and shared collaborators with Editor or Admin access to a sheet can manually change the color the task bar.

Task bars are the bars displayed horizontally in Gantt view, calendar view, and timeline view and vertically on the left side of cards in card view. 

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Change the color of a task bar

Depending on your view, the task bar can be an individual Gantt bar, a calendar event bar, a timeline item (bar or milestone), or a vertical color bar on a card.

It is not possible to change task bar colors in reports. Any task bar colors in reports reflect the color of the task bar in the source sheet. 

Gantt or calendar view

  1. Right-click the task bar. 
  2. If you are in Gantt View or calendar view, select Color Settings to open the color palette. 
  3. Select your desired color. The task bar color saves immediately. 

Card view

If you're in card view, select the color on the left edge of a card. The color palette appears immediately, and you can select the color you need. 

Timeline view

If you are in timeline view, switch to Gantt, calendar, or card view and make changes there. 

Other tips for editing the task bars

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