# Change color of list bullet in blocks

I want the list bullets in alerted blocks to be red and the otherwise in blue. The problem is that I don't manage to get the right colours.

Here is what comes before

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\definecolor{red}{HTML}{DC322F}
\definecolor{blue}{HTML}{268BD2}
\colorlet{bullet-list-color}{blue}


And the test frame

\begin{frame}
\begin{description}
\end{description}

\begin{block}{Block}
\begin{description}
\item[Block 1] some explanations.
\item[Block 1] some explanations.
\end{description}
\end{block}
\end{frame}


\setbeamercolor{description item}{fg=bullet-list-color}


I obtain this because the first selector takes precedence over the second.

If I modify it as

\setbeamercolor{normal description item}{fg=bullet-list-color}


now the block list is not selected any more.

I tried to correct it with

\setbeamercolor{normal description item}{fg=bullet-list-color}
\setbeamercolor{description item block}{fg=bullet-list-color}


without success.

Can someone please tell me how to modify the colour of the list inside the block?

• Your test frame is faulty, it gives a capacity exceeded error. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 16 '16 at 13:58
• I corrected it. – Ronan Oct 16 '16 at 14:09
• @ernesto: When I compile your preamble and the test frame I get the red list in alert and the blue list in the regular block. That seems to be what you're after. – Werner Oct 16 '16 at 15:18

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\definecolor{red}{HTML}{FC322F}
\definecolor{blue}{HTML}{268BD2}
\colorlet{bullet-list-color}{blue}

\setbeamercolor{description item}{fg=bullet-list-color}

\usepackage{etoolbox}

}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{description}
\end{description}