How to Change the Color of a Font in Paint

By Andrea Griffith

Paint is a free drawing and editing program for Windows that allows you to add text, pictures, shapes and colors to an existing picture or to a new document. If your text looks a little boring or isn't showing up on the background of your document or picture, you can quickly and easily change the font color of your text within Paint. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you'll be able to customize your Paint document.

Step 1

Click on the "Start," then "All Programs." Double-click "Paint" if you haven't done so already.

Step 2

Click "File," then "New Document" to create your own Paint document. If you want to edit an existing picture or document, click "File," then "Open." Click on the document you want to alter.

Step 3

Click "Text" from the tool bar. The icon for "Text" will be a capital "A." Click and drag your cursor to create a text box. If you already have an existing text box, skip to Step 5 to change the font color.

Step 4

Type your message in the text box.

Step 5

Double-click inside the text box. Click and drag your mouse over the entire message so that it is highlighted.

Step 6

Click on a color from the Color box located on the tool bar to change the font color. Continue to click on different colors until the desired color you want has been selected.

Step 7

Click outside of the text box to "close" the text box. Click File," then "Save" to save your changes.