To work with color schemes, turn on the Slide Design - Color Schemes task pane.

  1. Click the Design button in the Formatting toolbar. Design button in the PowerPoint Formatting toolbar

    or

    • Right-click the slide and choose Slide Design.
    • Choose Format → Slide Design.

    The Slide Design task pane appears.

  2. Click the Color Schemes link in the Slide Design task pane.

    Slide Design task pane

  • You can click the Edit Color Schemes link at the bottom of the task pane to look more closely at a color scheme.