Use predefined color schemes to style your reports instantly.

Themes are a set of predefined color and style combinations you can apply to your reports. Applying a theme updates the style settings of your charts, tables, background color, and text, helping to ensure your reports are visually attractive and stylistically coherent.

The default theme

All new reports start with a default theme. The colors and style settings of this theme are designed to be both attractive and accessible to viewers with color blindness.

Apply a theme

  1. Edit the report.
  2. Open the Theme and Layout panel:
    1. The Theme and Layout panel appears on the right whenever no components are selected.
    2. You can also click Theme and Layout in the toolbar.
    3. In the THEME tab, click the theme you want to apply.

Example of applying a theme.

Create a custom theme

Create a custom theme by changing the current theme settings.

  1. Edit the report.
  2. Open the Theme and Layout panel.
  3. At the top of the panel, click Customize.
  4. Use the settings in the Edit theme panel to customize the theme.

Override theme settings in a chart

Changing an individual component's style settings overrides the current theme settings. Those changes are preserved if you apply a new theme.

Extract a theme from an image

You can generate a custom theme based on the colors in an image. This makes it easy to coordinate the text and data colors with an image in your report, such as a logo or product photo.

Create a custom theme from an image already in the report:

  1. Edit the report.
  2. Right-click the image, then select Extract theme from image.

Create a custom theme from an uploaded or web-based image:

  1. Edit the report.
  2. Open the Theme and Layout panel.
  3. At the bottom of the Theme tab, click Extract theme from image.
  4. Upload an image or provide a link to an image on the web.

Data Studio will generate several themes from the colors in the selected image. Choose one, then click Apply.

Reset a chart to the current theme

To restore a component you've changed back to the report theme:

  1. Edit the report.
  2. Select the component.
  3. In the properties panel on the right, select the STYLE tab.
  4. At the bottom of the panel, click Reset to report theme.

Resetting a chart to the report theme won't reset any custom colors you've set in the dimension value color map.

Limits of themes

  • Only report editors can apply a theme to a report.
  • Themes apply to the entire report. It's not possible to apply different themes on separate pages of a report.
  • You can have one custom theme at a time. Modifying an existing theme creates a new custom theme, overwriting any previous custom theme.
  • Currently, changing themes doesn't override text boxes with custom colors.
  • Currently, custom themes aren't shared across reports. To reuse a custom theme in another report, make a copy of the report with the custom theme.
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