How do I fill a grid in TikZ? I want to do something like:

\draw[draw,fill=red!20] (0,0) grid (2,2);

instead of manually drawing 4 rectangles.

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Unfortunately not a direct solution, but you can just append a rectangle operation going back to the origin of the grid:


\draw [ultra thick, draw=black, fill=black!20!white] (0,0) grid  (2,2) rectangle (0,0);

filled grid tikz

  • In this case you can have some problem. The rectangle is drawn, the line width is the same for the grid and the rectangle. Jun 18, 2011 at 10:17
  • @Altermundus: That's correct, but it's not a very problematic behaviour.
    – Jake
    Jun 18, 2011 at 11:03

I think no but perhaps I am wrong. One rectangle is enough:

  \fill[red!20](0,0) rectangle (2,2); 
  \draw (0,0) grid (2,2);

With PSTricks. Unfortunately PSTricks' grid has no options for changing

  • the fill color
  • the line style

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