Add a background color to one cell

How do I add a background color to one cell in my confluence table?

I'm on confluence 5.3 and I can't find any coloring options with the default editor.


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Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 08, 2014

There should be a button in the editor bar for this.

What if we want colors than those five pastels?

Yes, more colors would be useful - and not a very difficult feature to implement I should think!

It will be great if we can add more colors.

That would be better if they changed the icon as well... this looks more like a "merge" than a color icon!

maybe also change the location, say near the text option.

Yeah, I'd love to have dark gray or even black. I need it to clearly indicate that this cell does not apply to this column.

Anyone know if there's an outstanding Feature request for this item?



You can vote the following issue in order to ask to add more colors: 

David Studer, would be great with a button in the editor bar, but can you tell what it look like - because I do not see it..

Davin Studer Community Champion Jul 19, 2018

When you have your cursor in a table cell you should see the table toolbar appear below the regular toolbar. It's the last button.


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If you don't want to wait 5-10 years for an update... you can always jump into the code <> and modify the table or table cell.

Table Example: <table bgcolor="red">

Cell Example: <td bgcolor="blue"> and so on.

Environment Server 5.9.10

I belive if you have an older version this will not work. The code editor used to strip out anything that you put on tables, such as width or color. Looks like it works with newer version though ... yay!!

Can I do it with a Confluence CLI one-liner?

Have not tried.

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Yup. Source editor works for the most part in 5.9.10. Welcome to 1998 HTML. 


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