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Color merged and regular cells in a table individually

I tried to color only a cell of my table but I don't know how do it. I found the method to color an entire row.How could I color only a cell of my table of a precise color?

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marked as duplicate by Alan Munn, Peter Grill, lockstep, Werner, Mico Apr 1 '12 at 19:32

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Here is a minimal working example (MWE) showing how it can be obtained using xcolor's table option - this loads colortbl:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[table]{xcolor}% http://ctan.org/pkg/xcolor
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{l|c|r}
  \hline
  Some & \cellcolor{blue!25}coloured & contents \\
  \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{document}

The line choices in the above MWE emphasizes the tabular structure. However, for aesthetically pleasing table construction, consider using booktabs.

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Use the colortbl package and its macro \cellcolor{<color>}.

\documentclass{article}
%% Set some local commands and colors
\usepackage{xcolor,colortbl}
\definecolor{green}{rgb}{0.1,0.1,0.1}
\newcommand{\done}{\cellcolor{teal}done}  %{0.9}
\newcommand{\hcyan}[1]{{\color{teal} #1}}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
\done & other\\
\end{tabular}
\end{document}
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