I am trying to figure out how to change the coloring of enumerations in Beamer using the Theme 'Berlin'. I was able to change the color of the Itemize environment by:

    \setbeamercolor{itemize item}{fg=TAMIU}

Also I was able to change the color of the Table of Content enumeration by:

    \setbeamercolor{section number projected}{bg=TAMIU,fg=white}

But non of these two approaches work for the enumeration:

    \setbeamercolor{enumerate item}{fg=TAMIU}
    \setbeamercolor{enumerate number projected}{bg=Tamiu,fg=white}

So how can I do this?

  • Hi Martin, Welcome to TeX.SE! I edited your post to remove the thanks- it may seem strange, but the best way to thank people is to 'upvote' and accept appropriate answers :) It's generally best to provide a complete MWE so that folks don't have to re-create your problem from scratch. – cmhughes Oct 29 '11 at 20:03

There is no enumerate number projected template. Try instead

\setbeamercolor{item projected}{fg=white,bg=TAMIU}

which will also take care of section number projected in one go.

  • That is exactly, what I have been looking for, thank you so much! – Skrodde Oct 31 '11 at 16:37

You can change the color by using a copy of the definition of the enumerate item template for the square option, as given in the file beamerbaseauxtemplates.sty. A little example:


\setbeamertemplate{enumerate item}
    \usebeamerfont*{item projected}%
    \usebeamercolor[olive!30]{item projected}% original: [bg]
    \vrule width2.25ex height1.85ex depth.4ex%
    \hbox to2.25ex{%
      \color{red!60!black}\insertenumlabel% original: [fg]


  \item First.
  \item Second.


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