Modifying Themes

Modify PowerPoint theme elements to mix and match colors and fonts. Learn all about using the PowerPoint modify theme feature here.

Background styles

To further customize your slides, you can change the background color by choosing a different background style. The available background styles will vary depending on the current theme.

To apply a background style:

  1. From the Design tab, click the drop-down arrow in the Variants group.
  2. Select Background Styles.
  3. Select the desired style. The available styles will change depending on the current theme colors.
  4. The new background will appear in each slide of your presentation.

If you want even more control over the background, click the Format Background command on the Design tab.

Different themes also include different slide layouts and background graphics. We'll talk about how to customize these in our Slide Master View lesson.