Office – Your Office applications can now apply the system theme

The Office 365 apps (version 2011 build 13426 or later) can now apply your system theme.

As you know, Office applications had the ability to apply specific themes (colorful, dark gray, black or white); well now it can also apply your system theme.

To make your Office applications use the system theme, launch any of your Office application and go to the Account section to select Use system setting under the Theme selection


Your Office theme will automatically switch to the theme selected in your system settings (Settings\Personalization\Themes)

The Colors option – dark/light – also impact your Office theme.

Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies