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Match colors using the eyedropper in PowerPoint

You can use the eyedropper tool to match colors from a picture or shape with a different element of your PowerPoint presentation for a unified look.

  • Click the picture or anything you need to color
  • Go to the Format tab, click Shape Fill or Text Fill or and click on the Eyedropper
PowerPoint Eyedropper 1

  • With the eyedropper, select and copy the color
  • Place it on the selected images, texts or the PowerPoint slides to match the colors and tones perfectly
  • While you move the pointer all over the colors, you will see a vivid preview of the color. Hover around a color to discern its RGB color coordinates. Next, click your preferred color.
PowerPoint Eyedropper 2

  • To get the correct color, especially when many colors are congregated together, choose the color by hitting the spacebar or press the Enter key.
Note: These steps applies to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and PowerPoint for Office 365.