Applying Themes

Themes in PowerPoint can help create consistency. Learn how to use PowerPoint themes for a more professional look as well.

Applying themes

All themes included in PowerPoint are located in the Themes group on the Design tab. Themes can be applied or changed at any time.

To apply a theme:

  1. Select the Design tab on the Ribbon, then locate the Themes group. Each image represents a theme.
  2. Click the More drop-down arrow to see all available themes.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking the More drop-down arrow
  3. Select the desired theme.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Selecting a theme
  4. The theme will be applied to the entire presentation. To apply a different theme, simply select it from the Design tab.


    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013The applied theme

Once you've applied a theme, you can also select a variant for that theme from the Variants group. Variants use different theme colors while preserving a theme's overall look. Some variants also use different textures, as in the example below.

Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Applying a theme variant