Color Code an Event

Color Coded Events lets you assign specific colors to certain events: put pink on your daughter’s soccer practice or make your lunch dates red. It’s a great way to stay organized, keep track of recurring events, and add a little flair to your calendar.

It’s easy to get started: just click the box to the left of the title in the event pop-up or choose a color from the color picker on the event page. You can change to another event color or switch back to your calendar’s original color (the color farthest to the left) by repeating the same steps.

Color Coding and Recurring Events

If you color code an event that’s part of a recurring series, you have the option to change the color of a single event in the series or all events in the series.

If you edit an event (for example by changing time, date or title) and opt to change only “Following Events,” you will not be able to color the entire series of events at a later date. This is because by selecting “Following Events” your recurring series becomes separated out into two recurring series: one for before the change, and one for after the change.


Color coding is private to you and anybody who can edit your calendar. People with whom you share your calendar will not be able to see the colors you’ve assigned to events unless you give them “Makes changes and manage sharing” rights to your calendar.

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