Color palettes related question

Feb 12, 2021

Hi everyone,
Hoping someone could shed some light into this. So, I have this project I am working on, and have created a background, made of colored triangles of very high transparency. So, the result is very unobtrusive to the eye and works well for my purposes. The rest of the background is also an off-white color. How can I make these colors being part of a palette so that I can have the flexibility to change them later. It seems that color themes are bound to specific object types in a slide (i.e. background text, shapes, hyperlinks, etc). Am I missing something here, or it just cannot be done?

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Judy Nollet

Theme colors are used as the default colors for certain items.

However, they also allow provide the flexibility I think you're looking for.

For example, here are some triangles filled with the accent colors from the Office theme:

 Here are those same triangles recolored simply by changing to the Module theme

In other words, whenever you choose a color from the Theme palette, the program assigns the color based on the position of that color in the palette. If you change the palette, the program will automatically change the color of every object that was assigned to a palette color. 

Conversely, if you want to ensure that the color of a given object won't change if you change the palette, you need to assign it a custom color.

You can find out more about working with theme colors here: