How to Use Obsidian Color Text A Complete Guide

For me, a more visually appealing and easier to read note-taking system can be achieved by using the Obsidian color text. I personally find it helpful to utilize different colors for various types of text. This way, I can make my notes more organized and efficient.

Understanding the Basics of Obsidian Color Text

Obsidian color text is created by using the following syntax:

*Text to be colored*

Where the Text to be colored is the text that you want to color.

The following colors are available for Obsidian color text:

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Orange

Using Obsidian Color Text

To use Obsidian color text, simply type the desired color and text into the note. For example, if you want to color the text "Hello, world!" red, you would type the following:

*Hello, world!*

Explanation of Different Formatting Options Available for Color Text

In addition to the basic syntax, there are a few other formatting options available for Obsidian color text:

  • Bold: To make text bold, simply add two asterisks before and after the text. For example, to make the text "Hello, world!" bold, you would type the following:
**Hello, world!**
  • Italic: To make text italic, simply add one asterisk before and after the text. For example, to make the text "Hello, world!" italic, you would type the following:
*Hello, world!*
  • Strikethrough: To strikethrough text, simply add two slashes before and after the text. For example, to strikethrough the text "Hello, world!", you would type the following:
~~Hello, world!~~
  • Code: To code text, simply add three backticks before and after the text. For example, to code the text "Hello, world!", you would type the following:
`Hello, world!`

* **Code block:** To create a code block, simply indent the text four spaces. For example, to create a code block for the text "Hello, world!", you would type the following:
Hello, world!

Tips for Using Obsidian Color Text

Here are a few tips for utilizing Obsidian's colored text:

  • Limit Usage: Overusing color can make it difficult to read your notes. I think it's best to limit color usage to highlight important text or to establish a visual hierarchy.
  • Maintain Consistency: I prefer to use the same colors for similar types of text throughout my notes. This helps me quickly find the information I need.
  • Have a Color Scheme: In my experience, having a set of colors that you consistently use throughout your notes can make it more visually appealing and organized. A color palette can assist with this.

How to Change the Color of Text in Obsidian

  • Step 1: Open the note that you want to change the color of text in.

  • Step 2: Highlight the text that you want to change the color of.

  • Step 3: Click on the "Color" button in the toolbar.

  • Step 4: Select the color that you want to use.

  • Step 5: Click on the "Apply" button.

Tips for Using Different Color Combinations for Better Readability

Here are a few tips for using different color combinations for better readability:

  • Use light colors for text on a dark background.
  • Use dark colors for text on a light background.
  • Use contrasting colors for text and background.
  • Use colors that are easy to distinguish from each other.

Using Different Colors in Obsidian

Here are a few ways to create and use different color schemes in Obsidian:

  • Use the "Themes" menu to select a pre-made color scheme.
  • Use the "Customize" button in the toolbar to create your own color scheme.
  • Use the "Snippets" tab to import color schemes from other users.

Tips on Using Color to Highlight Important Information and Make Notes More Organized

Organizing your notes and highlighting important information can be made easier with the use of color. Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Assign different colors to various categories of information.
  • Differentiate between types of notes by using distinct colors.
  • Use unique colors for different tags.
  • Highlight different levels of importance by using varying colors.

By implementing these tips, you can bring visual appeal and improved organization to your notes.

Organizing Information with Color in Obsidian

Organizing your notes with color in Obsidian can be an effective way to visually differentiate categories of information. Personally, I find this to be helpful when I want to quickly find what I'm looking for.

Here's how you can use color to organize your notes:

  1. Highlight the text you want to color.
  2. Press the "Color" button in the toolbar.
  3. A list of colors will appear for you to choose from.
  4. Select the color that catches your eye.
  5. Your chosen color will now be applied to the selected text.

To add emphasis to certain information in your notes, you can also use color for highlighting. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Highlight the text you want to emphasize.
  2. Click the "Highlight" button in the toolbar.
  3. Choose from the array of colors presented to you.
  4. Pick the color that stands out the most to you.
  5. The text will now be highlighted in your chosen color.

Tips on visually representing different categories of information with color

Here are a few thoughts on visually separating categories of information with color:

  • Differentiate categories of information with different colors. I prefer using red for important information, green for work information, and blue for personal information.
  • Distinguish different categories by using different shades of the same color. For example, use light red for important information, medium red for work information, and dark red for personal information.
  • Separate categories with text styles. Personally, I like using bold text for important information, italic text for work information, and regular text for personal information.

Troubleshooting Issues with Obsidian Color Text

When it comes to using color text in Obsidian, I personally experienced a few common issues. For me, these issues were:

  • The text is not being colored. To resolve this issue, I think it's important to check if you have selected the text before clicking on the "Color" button in the toolbar.
  • The text is being colored, but the color is not showing up. In case the text is being colored, but the color is not showing up, you might want to make sure that the correct color has been selected from the list of colors.
  • The text is being colored, but the color is not being applied correctly. If you are facing the issue of text being colored but the color is not being applied correctly, it could be because of a text style or a highlight style that is overriding the color. Make sure to check that as well.

Tips on how to fix formatting errors and make color text work better

I personally found that the following tips have helped me to effectively use color text in Obsidian:

  • Staying updated with the latest version of Obsidian. In my experience, updating Obsidian has fixed bugs and improved the color text feature for me.
  • Going through the Obsidian settings. I think it's a good idea to check the settings as they can impact how color text works. For example, I prefer to change the highlight color to match my preferred color scheme.
  • Taking a break and restarting Obsidian. When I face issues with color text, I find restarting Obsidian to be a helpful solution. This way, any temporary files causing trouble get cleared up.

For me, using these tips has made using color text in Obsidian a breeze. I hope they do the same for you.


In conclusion, by utilizing Obsidian color text, you can enhance the visual appeal of your note-taking system while also increasing its functionality. With the use of different colors, you can easily categorize and organize your notes, making them more efficient and easy to read.

So, give it a try and see how it works for you. Have any other tips for enhancing note-taking? Share them in the comments below! And, if you found this article helpful, don't forget to share it with your friends and colleagues.