SharePoint Online – You can now “colorize” folders

A new personalization capability is coming on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business: folder colorization.

Yes, you have read correctly, you are being able to set colors (from a set of 16 different colors) on folders (new and existing) on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

Deployment of this feature is currently underway, with a completion expected by October 2023.

Important note, the colorization will only be visible when accessing SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business with a web browser – if you are syncing folders on your device, the colorization will not be available.

If you want to set a color on a folder on SharePoint Online or OneDrive, access the corresponding site and location to open the contextual menu of a folder and open the Folder color option


You can then choose the color to apply to this folder

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When renaming an existing folder, you will also get the option to set the color, which will be the same experience when creating a new folder

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