Excel/Range Colors

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I found a snippet of VBA code that allows me to change the background color (A1) automatically to B1 (Red-Red, Green-Green).  Code:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Application.EnableEvents = False
Range("A1").Copy
Range("B1").PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormats
Target.Select
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

What I really need is if A1 is Red, then B1 is Red.  If A1 is Cyan, then B1 is Green.  The sheet use is an equipment calibration tracker.  On my sheet, these cells are not consecutive (B1 could actually be B377)

Thank you!

Answer
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
   Dim sourceCell As Range, targetCell As Range
   Set sourceCell = Range("a1")
   Set targetCell = Range("b1")
'if A1 is red, B1 should be red
   If sourceCell.Interior.ColorIndex = 3 Then
       If targetCell.Interior.ColorIndex <> 3 Then
         targetCell.Interior.ColorIndex = 3
       End If
'if A1 is cyan, B1 should be green
   ElseIf sourceCell.Interior.ColorIndex = 8 Then
       If targetCell.Interior.ColorIndex <> 4 Then
         targetCell.Interior.ColorIndex = 4
       End If
   End If
End Sub
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