Is it possible to change the colour of the column names in a list view web part? Currently they are the standard 2013 colour and I want to change them. Can this be done globally via a masterpage or is this a style sheet solution per page....

  • If you apply in master page then it will have a global effect. Dec 3, 2014 at 18:31
  • Global is fine my company wishes to remove the SharePoint look and use our corporate colours instead.
    – Mike Blair
    Dec 3, 2014 at 18:34

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Yes you can do this in master page. The only downside is it will have a global effect.

Below is the CSS you can try with

.ms-vh2 {
     background-color: green;

You can also look into the option of creating a JSLink and tie it to the ListTypes in question.


Please trace the CSS classes responsible for the look and feel of the list view web part using any browser's developer tool. Override those CSS classes in a custom stylesheet. Then either refer it in the masterpage (to make it effective globally) or refer it in specific contols (web part / app part).

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