Remove or change the current theme

In PowerPoint, all presentations must contain a theme, so you technically cannot remove a theme. However, if your goal is to display little to no color in your presentation (a plain look and feel), you can apply the Office Theme.

Change the current theme

  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click More.

    Click the 'More' button

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To apply a built-in theme, under Office or Built-In, click the theme that you want.

    • To apply a newly-created theme or an existing theme that you previously modified and saved, under Custom, click the theme that you want.

    • To apply a custom theme or themed document stored in a different location, click Browse for Themes, and then locate and select the theme you want.

Change the theme to one with minimal color

If your goal is to display little to no color in your presentation, (something plain with a white background), apply the Office Theme.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click More.

  2. Under Office or Built-in, locate and click the Office Theme.

    Choose the Office Theme

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