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Google Sites: Themes, Colors & Fonts

New Google Sites, 2019. Be aware that different versions of Google Sites will vary in appearance and functionality. Access Google Sites at Full Guide: View/Download


A Theme is a group of settings, such as colors and fonts, that create the overall design of a site. Each Theme in New Google Sites has a set style and different capabilities/options. 

To change the site’s theme and make adjustments to it, access in the Theme Panel which is to the right side of the site.

theme panel

Adjust Site Colors

The Theme color affects all of the colors across the site including text, page sections, and other decorations. Colors are applied differently based on the selected Theme.

To change the Theme color, select a color option below the Theme in the Themes tab. For custom colors, click the paintbucket icon.

selecting theme color

Text color is based on the Section Style, which is applied to the Section that the text box is in (see Google Sites: Page & Color Customization for more details).

Font Style

Each Theme has three style options, which affect the text site-wide. Fonts can only be adjusted in the Theme tab.

To customize the site fonts, click the “Font style” drop-down under the applied theme and select an option.

adjusting font style

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Keywords:Google Sites, Google Apps, workshop, Nursing, portfolio, website, theme, customization, color, font, guide, web, site   Doc ID:85329
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-08-28 15:40 PDTUpdated:2019-09-04 12:19 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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