Background Powerpoint Templates and Google Slides Themes

Present class projects, upcoming events, professional workshops, and more with engaging background presentation templates you can personalize from our impressive slide templates library for free.

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Light Up Your Audience With Free Background Presentation Slides

Funky jazz fest, pop music festival, girl power, LGBTQ, witchcraft and wizardry, retro candy factories, game night–you name the theme and we provide the background. With this impressive suite of background presentation templates, you’d be hard pressed to find a layout that doesn’t suit your needs. Kick things off by choosing an eye-popping color scheme and font combination.

Make your background stand out with the right combination of elements and graphics. Upload photos, images, illustrations, or logos. This collection is perfect for students, professionals, and creators looking to connect with their audience. You can download each template in Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Canva. Edit your template in Canva to personalize it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best background for a presentation?

Choose a background that supports your presentation topic. If you’re editing your background template, be sure your colors have high contrast–dark backgrounds with light text, and vice versa–so they are easy for your audience to take in. If you’re aiming for trendy, check out colorful minimalism or gradient backgrounds.

What should be included in a background PowerPoint presentation?

Once you’ve settled on a theme, cover all your bases with an eye-pleasing balance of text, graphics, color scheme, and texture. A background presentation may include the following:

  • Eye-catching layout
  • Title slide
  • Photo and bullets
  • Venn diagram and photo
  • List and photo
  • Icons and quotes
  • Timelines
  • Visual statistics
  • Themed icons and images

What makes a good background slideshow presentation?

A good background presentation keeps its finger on the pulse of community and culture. Light up your audience by meeting them where they’re at and taking them a step further. Popular themes include geometric patterns, checkerboard texture, vivid color palettes, simple white grids, colorful circles, crumpled paper style, simple dots, Zen garden, bold red arrows, split slides, and city skylines.