where "rng" is the named range H4:H10 and contains the values to look for.
Each item in rng is compared to each item in values and the result is an array of TRUE or FALSE values.
The double negative will force the TRUE and FALSE values to 1 and 0 respectively. Since SUMPRODUCT receives just one array, it simply adds up the items in the array and returns the result.
Logically, any result greater than zero means that at least one value exists in the range. So, the final step is to evaluate the SUMPRODUCT result to see if its greater than zero. Any result greater than zero returns TRUE, and any result equal to zero returns FALSE.
With hard-coded values
You can also hard code the search values into the formula, using what is known as an "array constant". For example, if you want to look for 3 values: red, cyan, and magenta inside the range H2:H8, you can use:
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