How to Change Text Color in Google Docs

In this post, you’ll see:

  • How to change the text color in Google Docs
  • How to change the default text color in Google Docs

I use Windows 10 PC, Android, and iPhone in this case. Let’s start.

How to change the text color in Google Docs

PC

Open the Google Docs document.

Select the text. Remember that the color change is only for the selected text.

Click on the “Text color” icon at the top between “Underline” and “Highlight color.”

Click on the desired color.

Note: To return to the default setting, follow the steps above, but select the color “Black.”

Android or iPhone

Launch the Google Docs app.

Open the document and tap the “pencil” icon at the bottom.

Select the text for which you want to change the color.

Tap the Format icon at the top. On the Text tab, you will find the Text color. Press it.

Select the desired color.

Note: If you want to revert to the default setting, follow the steps above. However, select the color “Black.”

How to change the default text color in Google Docs

PC

The above section shows you the steps to change the text color of an individual document.

If you want to change the default text color, this section is for you.

The following steps relate to the “Normal text.” However, remember that you can also change the default text color for the title, subtitle, and heading with the following steps.

Open a new Google Docs document.

Make sure the one you prefer is selected from the styles drop-down list. In my case, I should choose Normal text.

Now choose the text color you prefer.

Click on “Format” at the top.

Move the mouse over “Paragraph styles” and then over the same that you’ve chosen earlier. In my case, it’s “Normal Text.”

Click on the “Update” option that you see. It is the “Update ‘Normal text’ to match” option in my case.

Click “Format” again at the top.

Move the mouse over “Paragraph styles” and then over “Options.”

Click on the “Save as my default styles” option.

That’s it. The default text color for the “Normal text” has been successfully changed.

If you want to revert a particular color change (for instance: Normal text), follow the steps above, but be sure to pick the color “black.”

See: How to Star on Google Docs and Google Drive