Add a theme to a form

If you want to personalize your form or tailor it to your intended audience, you can add a theme to the form.

Add a theme or color

New Google Forms (No "File" menu at top)

To add a color or theme to an existing form:

  1. Open the form
  2. Click the Color palette icon .
  3. Choose a color for your form. Or, to add a theme, you can click the Image icon and add an existing theme to your form from Google+.

Your new theme will automatically be applied and you can continue editing your form.

Old Google Forms ("File" menu visible at top)

To add a theme to an existing form:

  1. Open the form.
  2. In the toolbar, click Change theme.
  3. Scroll through the templates in the panel on the right and click the theme you'd like to add to your current form.

Your new theme will automatically be applied and you can continue editing your form.

Create a custom theme

If you want even more control over how your form looks, you can create your own custom theme.

Note: At the moment, the only customization available in the new version of Google Forms is uploading a custom image from the Color palette icon .

  1. Open the form.
  2. In the toolbar, click Change theme.
  3. Find one of the existing templates in the panel on the right to use as a starting point and click Customize under the name of that template.
  4. Select a section of the form in the panel on the right to begin editing that section. Some of the options you can customize include:
    • Adding custom images to the header and the page background
    • Choosing font, font size, font color, and paragraph alignment for the form text
    • Choosing a color for the form and page backgrounds

Your changes will automatically be applied and you can continue editing your form by clicking the Edit questions button in the toolbar.

Copy a theme

You can copy a theme from a form you have previously used or that has been shared with you. This feature is only available in the old version of Forms ("File" menu visible at top).

  1. Open the form.
  2. In the toolbar, click Change theme.
  3. In the panel to the right, click Choose form.
  4. Scroll through the available forms and click the form that contains the theme you'd like to add to your current form.
  5. Click Select and the theme will be applied to your form.

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