I would like to know a way to change the background color of the section page in the beamer metropolis theme.

I tried something like this:


but it didn't work. Any ideas?


  • Please do not regard this as a criticism but your chances of getting an answer will, according to my experience, increase quite a bit if you promote your code fragment to a small document that starts with \documentclass and ends with \end{document} since then others won't have to do that for you.
    – user121799
    Commented Apr 30, 2019 at 0:04

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It is possible to do much damage to the aesthetic styles by changing colours on each frame so you need to avoid glaring contrasts like whot I have done.

I will simply point you a snippet producing the above frames generated by adding after the default title page

\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=cyan!50!white}
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=yellow!50!white}
\setbeamercolor{section title}{fg=white,bg=red!50!black}

I wanted to make the section pages look like standout frame style in metropolis theme. You can do this by including the following in the preamble:


Hope this helps.

  • Nice suggestion. I don't know why but the "\metroset{background=dark}" did nothing when I tried it. Commented Jan 25, 2023 at 8:46

Building on the answer by tachyon, I added the following to my preamble

    \setbeamercolor{section title}{fg=white} % font color 
    \frame[standout]{\sectionpage} % the "standout" keyword makes the background dark

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