How to Change Sticky Note Color Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Sticky notes are a handy tool on Mac that allows you to jot down quick reminders or important information. By default, the sticky notes are yellow in color.

However, did you know that you can change the color of sticky notes on your Mac? In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to change the sticky note color on your Mac.

Step 1: Open Stickies App

To get started, locate and open the Stickies app on your Mac. You can find it by searching for “Stickies” in Spotlight or by navigating to Applications > Stickies.

Step 2: Create a New Sticky Note

Once the Stickies app is open, click on “File” in the menu bar and select “New Note” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + N.


If you already have existing sticky notes, you can skip this step and directly proceed to step 3.

Step 3: Choose a Color

Now that you have a new sticky note open or an existing one selected, it’s time to change its color. To do this, click on the Note menu in the menu bar and navigate to Note Color.

  • A drop-down menu will appear with various color options.
  • Select your preferred color by clicking on it. For example, if you want a blue sticky note, click on “Blue”.
  • The color of your selected sticky note will instantly change to the chosen color.


You can repeat this step for each individual sticky note to have different colors for different notes.

Step 4: Customize the Text Color

In addition to changing the color of the sticky note itself, you can also customize the text color within the note. This can be helpful for better visibility and organization.

  • Select the text within a sticky note by clicking and dragging your cursor over it.
  • With the text selected, click on the Format menu in the menu bar and navigate to Show Colors.
  • A color picker will appear. Choose your desired text color by clicking on it.
  • The selected text will now appear in the chosen color.


You can repeat this step for different sections of text within a single sticky note or apply it to multiple notes as needed.

Step 5: Save Your Changes

Once you have changed the color of your sticky notes and customized the text color, it’s important to save your changes. The Stickies app automatically saves any modifications you make, so there is no need to manually save each note individually.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the color of sticky notes on your Mac. Now you can use different colors to categorize or prioritize your reminders and information in a visually engaging way!

Remember, you can always revisit these steps if you wish to change or update the colors of your sticky notes at any time. Happy organizing!

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