How do I change the look of my SharePoint site?

Note: You must be the administrator of a SharePoint site to change its appearance

  • Navigate to the site that you wish to change the appearance of
  • Click on the Cog in the top right hand corner:
  • Choose Change the look from the menu that appears
  • You will be offered a number of different themes for your site - choose the theme you want.

  • Note: avoid themes with dark backgrounds as this can be difficult for users to read.
  • You will be shown the theme and can make adjustments to fonts and colours.

  • Note: Make sure that the 'Site layout' is set to Seattle. Some themes will change it to Oslo, but we need to stay consistent and use Seattle.
  • When you are happy with the settings, click 'Try it out' on the top right.
  • You will be offered a preview of your site with the new theme (this may take some time to appear).
  • If you are happy with how the site looks, choose Yes, keep it!
  • If you are not happy with how the site looks, choose No, not quite there to go back and change settings.