Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Understanding Color Themes
Four Text and Background. The two background colors (light and dark combinations)
are the canvas, or drawing area, color of the worksheet. The two text colors (light and dark
combinations) are for typing text and drawing lines, and contrast with the background col-
Six Accent . These colors are designed to work as a complementary color palette for ob-
jects, such as shadows and fills. These colors contrast with both the background and text
One hyperlink . This color is designed to work as a complementary color for objects and
One followed hyperlink . This color is designed to work as a complementary color for
objects and visited hyperlinks.
The first four colors in the Theme Colors list represent the workbook text and back-
ground colors (light and dark for each). The remaining colors represent the six accent and
two hyperlink colors for the theme. When you apply another theme or change any of these
colors to create a new theme, the colors shown in the Theme Colors dialog box and color
palettes change to match the current colors.