How to create adequate contrast in Power Point?

Examples of good text/background color combinations

  • Dark green and white
  • Yellow and violet
  • Dark blue and yellow
  • Black and yellow
  • Pink and black
  • Dark red and white
  • Violet and white
  • Black and white
  • Dark blue and white

Examples of color combinations NOT recommended

Because they provide poor contrast, certain colors should not be used together either as graphic features, background or text.

  • Red and green
  • Violet and black
  • Dark blue and violet
  • Blue and black
  • Green and black
  • Red and black
  • Two values of the same color

Change the background color

1.Click the slide that you want to add a background color to.

Tip:   To select multiple slides, click a slide, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides. Or to change the background color in all slides, select “Apply to all”.

2.Go to Design > Background Styles > Format Background.

3.Select Fill > Solid Fill.

4.Pick Color Color Picker , and then choose the color you want.

To see more color option, select More Colors, and then either choose a color on the Standard tab, or mix a color on the Custom tab. Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab are not updated if you later change the document theme.

5.Do one of the following:

  • To apply the color to only the slides that you selected, click Close.
  • To apply the color to all of the slides in your presentation, click Apply to All.

Change the font color

To change the fonts on the slide master, follow these steps:

1.Open a blank or an existing presentation.

2.On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master. When you open Slide Master view, thumbnails of each slide master appear in the navigation pane. If you are using multiple slide masters, select the slide master thumbnail or title master thumbnail whose font style that you want to change.

3.On the slide, click the title text or the level of body text where you want to apply a new font style. Remember, you are only changing the font on the master, not the text.

4.In the Edit Theme group, click Fonts.

5.Select the new kind of font that you want to use.

Note Repeat steps 1-5 for any other fonts that you want to change.

6.Click Close Master View to on the Slide Master to return and edit your slides.

To change the font on a specific slide do the following:

To change the font for a single place holder, paragraph or phrase, drag to select the text. Then, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click a font name in the Font box.