How to Change the Color of Bullet Points in PowerPoint

By Published On: November 1st, 2022Categories: Blog Post
How to Change the Color of Bullet Points in PowerPoint

Hey there 👋, welcome back to the SlideBazaar blog. Today we’re going to take a look at how to change the color of bullet points in PowerPoint.

We’ll post a more detailed article on customizing bullet points in PowerPoint soon. When we do, we will add a link here.

Until then, let’s dive straight into it.

How to Change the Color of Bullet Points in PowerPoint

Let’s consider this perfect little list:

This is what the usual list looks like in PowerPoint

Now drag and select the list, a dialog box should appear that looks like this:

Use this option to change how your bullet points look in PowerPoint

Click on the drop-down below Bullets.

This gives you many options to customize the bullets in your presentation.

Customize bullet points in PowerPoint

We’re almost there. Just a few more steps until you change the color of bullets in PowerPoint.

Click on Bullets and Numbering…

This should open up the following:

Use Bullets and Numbering dialog box to customize your bullet points

This is where you can customize your bullet points. You can change the bullets, even into something really goofy.

Adding images as bullet points in PowerPoint
I did say Goofy, right?

Okay, let’s not get side-tracked. Go ahead and click on the little button on the bottom left side right next to Color.

Bullets and numbering to customize your bullet points

Choose the color you want to change the bullets to, and there you have it:

Bullet points in PowerPoint with a different color

Pretty simple right?

You can also choose different colors for different bullet points if that’s something you want. Just select individual list items and repeat the above steps.

The result would be something that would make Thanos proud:

Multi colored bullet points in PowerPoint

You could also use the Bullets and Numbering dialog box to customize numbered lists, change the size of the bullets, and add special characters as bullets as well. There are really a ton of different ways you can customize the bullets in your PowerPoint presentations.

But should you really use that many bullets in your presentations? Well, we’d have to have another article for that one. We’ll add a link here when that’s up!

Pro tip: Removing background from images used as bullet points in PowerPoint

If you add images as bullet points in PowerPoint and they might appear like this:

Removing background from images in bullet points in PowerPoint

If this happens, just head on over to remove.bg and remove the background of the image. The result will look much better:

Removing background from images in bullet points in PowerPoint

If you want more details on removing backgrounds from images in PowerPoint itself, check out this article.

Why should you change the color of bullets?

Well, you should change the color of the bullets in PowerPoint if you want them to fit a certain color scheme, theme, or template. I mean, it’s not necessary that you do, but you may want to put a little pizzazz onto your presentations. Just to add a little bit more personalization or flavor.

As an example, adding Christmas-themed colors to the bullets or even adding a candy cane as bullet points could be a nice touch for all those Christmas presentations. Like the example shown above.

This is a neat little trick that you can use to customize your presentations to exactly the way you want.

Here are some more articles that you may find useful: