Colored Folders in SharePoint using Power Automate

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Microsoft’s Colored Folders feature is a game-changer, allowing users to infuse a burst of color into their otherwise monochrome file structures. Whether you’re a solo creator or part of a collaborative team, assigning vibrant colors to folders can be a delightful way to categorize and prioritize content. Picture marking essential project files with a refreshing blue or giving a bold red hue to your brainstorming sessions folder.

Elevating Folder Customization

To elevate the customization of Colored Folders, Power Automate steps into the spotlight. Automation enthusiasts can harness the power of “Send an HTTP request to SharePoint” within a Flow to dynamically assign colors based on specific conditions. This not only simplifies the process but opens up a realm of possibilities for personalized and automated folder organization.

Let’s take a real-world example: imagine automatically assigning a different color to folders based on the type of documents they contain, making it easy to visually distinguish between project-related documents, meeting notes, and personal files.

See in action

Configure the action:

Select the Address of your site.

  • Choose POST as the request method.
  • Compose the Uri for the request, ensuring it corresponds to your site and folder structure.
  • Compose the body for the request with the desired ColorHex parameter.

Run the flow and witness the magic unfold!




  • Colored Folders is accessible only through web browsers.
  • Colors applied inside Teams channel folders may not be fully visible in Teams clients.

Colored Folders in Microsoft 365 not only add a touch of creativity but also introduce efficiency in visual file management. Integrating Power Automate amplifies this creativity, allowing users to automate and personalize folder color assignments. As we navigate through the ever-evolving digital landscape, embracing such features positions us at the forefront of innovation and organization.

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