How to Quickly Replace Colors in PowerPoint

So you have your content loaded in your presentation template and you’re ready to transform your slides into your very own branded presentation, but with limited time, you need a quick way to replace all the colors in PowerPoint. In this article, you’ll learn quick tips to help you save time by using PowerPoint’s functionalities to quickly customize all the colors in your presentation with minimal effort.

All of the colors in our templates are coded using Accent Colors that make up the theme colors you see in the fill panel whenever you want to replace the color of an object or text in PowerPoint. This makes changing colors quick and easy with just a few clicks.

Step 1: 

First, go up to the tab menu and click Design. Then move your cursor over to the second Ribbon, click the small downward arrow, and hover over Colors in the menu that comes up.

Step 2: 

A list of color schemes will appear, but if you want colors that are more true to your brand, click on Customize Colors at the bottom. Just focus on the Accent colors in this panel. Here, you can select the color that you want to change.

Step 3: 

There are a few ways to choose your new color:

  1. You can use the slider to adjust the color.
  2. Or you can type in a specific HEX color code. This is especially useful if you have certain brand colors for your company.
  3. Or you can choose from the recent colors menu at the bottom.

Once you’ve set your Accent colors, type in a name in the bottom, press SAVE and Wala! All of the colors will change in your Presentation.

Microsoft Support also has some great resources on managing colors in PowerPoint.

Here’s a Pro Tip: 

Now that you’ve saved your color scheme you can apply it to any of our templates in the future. Simply go up to View and click into the Master Slide view. Click on the Master slide in the deck to the left, and go up to the Colorsdropdown menu. Select your Saved color scheme to automatically replace the colors in the Template.

Give yourself a head start on your next presentation by utilizing PowerPoint’s Accent color feature with SlideShop’s optimized PowerPoint Templates.



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