How to Change the Bullet Color in MS PowerPoint

You may need to present your points in the form of bullets in your slide. But unless the bullets are in contrast with the background, they may not be visible. To increase the contrast, it may be necessary to change their color. 

Fortunately, changing the color of bullets is a simple task in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can have:

  • Bullets of different colors
  • All bullets of the same color

We will show you simple, step-by-step instructions on how you can change the color of bullets.

Let us begin.


Method #1: Bullets of Different Colors

Step #1: Open a PowerPoint Presentation

Open a PowerPoint presentation with a slide containing several bullet points.

Navigate to the slide with the bullet points.

Step #2: Open bullets and numbering menu

Select a bullet point.

Click on the Home tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the section Paragraph, click on the down arrow next to the icon Bullets.

A menu will open.

Click on a different bullet if you want to change the bullet type.

Click on the icon Bullets and Numbering… at the bottom of the menu.

The Bullets and Numbering Menu will open.

Step #3: Choose the bullet color

In the Bullets and Numbering menu, click on the Bulleted tab.

Click on the Color icon at the bottom.

A color palette will open.

Click on a suitable color to select it.

Click on the Ok button.

The bullet will change to the color you have selected.

Step #4: Change Individual Bullet Colors

Repeat Step #2 and #3 for the other bullet points.

Choose different colors for each bullet point.


Method #2: All Bullets of the Same Color

Step #1: Open a PowerPoint Presentation

Open a PowerPoint presentation with a slide with many bullet points.

Navigate to the slide with the bullet points.

Step #2: Open bullets and numbering menu

Select all the bullet points.

Click on the Home tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the section Paragraph, click on the down arrow next to the icon Bullets.

A menu will open.

Click on a different bullet if you want to change the bullet type.

Click on the icon Bullets and Numbering… at the bottom of the menu.

The Bullets and Numbering Menu will open.

Step #3: Choose the bullet color

In the Bullets and Numbering menu, click on the Bulleted tab.

Click on the Color icon at the bottom.

A color palette will open.

Click on a suitable color to select it.

Click on the Ok button.

All bullets will change to the color you have selected.


Conclusion

We have shown you how to change the color of bullets in a PowerPoint slide. Using our methods, you can have bullets with individual colors or bullets with the same color. Use our methods to have bullet colors that contrast with the background.

1 thought on “How to Change the Bullet Color in MS PowerPoint”

  1. Yess! This is what I call CLARITY !! Simple, explained with easy words, nicely supported by clear snapshots. One of the rarest tutorial I could pass to a child of the age of 7 !! Many thanks for understanding so well the expectation of the users!

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