Do you mean you can't see the background color of a colored cell?
Can you see it in Print Preview?
Check this out................
The fill color, the fill pattern, or the line color of a WordArt or
AutoShape object in an Office document does not change
As directed, change the High Contrast setting in Windows OS
Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
On Fri, 9 Feb 2007 08:28:02 -0800, grndplane