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Background and text colors for your PowerPoint presentation

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You view some presentations and apprehend all of the information. You view others and nothing is clear to you. Why? There are lots of reasons for that and one of them is the coloring. Background and text colors choice is very important and can either help you to make your presentation easy to understand or spoil it since colors influence the perception greatly. So what colors should be chosen? Let’s figure that out!

Talking about background colors blue is considered to be the most effective one since it makes you feel confident and secure. This color is universal and can be used in any presentation. Purple and some variants of green, white or grey are also acceptable as background colors.

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Background texture plays a big role as well. There are cases when instead of using a solid color it is better to rely on nice texture and neutral background.

Texture as PowerPoint presentation background color

If you use several background colors it is better to use analogous ones, so that the person who views your presentation concentrates on your message.

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For the maximum impact it is better to use one main background color and 3 additional ones, but no more than 6. Contrasting colors will be the best choice. Be careful though, combination of red and green is not a good one. Some people suffer from color blindness and red-green is the most popular.

Contrasting colors in PowerPoint presentations

So, dark background plus lighter color for text is the best choice for your presentation. You may highlight the headings with yellow to get the attention of people viewing your presentation.

iSpring designers created Free Xmas PowerPoint templates for you. There you can find very good combinations of background and text colors.

Talk about colors may last for hours, so I think we’ll continue this topic in the next article where I’ll tell you more about the meaning of each color and situation when it should be used.

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