Easily customize theme colors in Sheets and Slides

Quick launch summary

Now it’s easier to find and select theme colors in Sheets and Slides, the two Google Editors that support themes.

The theme colors section is now at the top color picker, and the “theme” placeholder has now been enhanced to show the name of the theme. Now you can easily identify your company brand and use the theme colors of the brand.

To select theme colors, go to any color picker dropdown and click the edit button for your theme color palette. In the theme color sidebar, select a color from the dropdown to begin editing. Note that color changes apply only to the current theme you selected and will not create a new theme.

Example of selecting customized theme colors. In this case the theme is named “Simple Light.”

We hope this new feature will help you customize your presentations in Sheets and Slides and enable you to incorporate your company’s brand colors.

Getting started

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
  • End users: This feature will be ON by default. There is no end user setting for this feature.

Rollout pace

Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on August 17, 2021


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Available to users with personal Google Accounts