How to Change the Color of PowerPoint Slide

  1. Go to the Design tab and select a theme from the Themes gallery. This will apply a coordinated color scheme to your presentation.

Modify Theme Colors

  1. To customize the colors further, click the “Variants” drop-down and select “Colors”.
  2. Choose one of the premade color variations or select “Customize Colors” at the bottom to manually change each theme color.

Format Background

  1. To change the slide background color, go to Design > Format Background and pick a theme color or standard color.

Apply Colors to Objects

  1. To apply colors to individual text boxes or shapes, select the object and use the Format Shape/Text Fill options on the Format tab.
  2. You can also copy color formats from one object to another using the Format Painter tool on the Home tab.

Some key tips:

  • Use color schemes consistently for visual cohesion
  • Limit to 2-3 accent colors for the best contrast
  • Make sure text and backgrounds have enough contrast to remain legible
  • Use bright accent colors sparingly to make important elements stand out

Let me know if you have any other questions!