I am making a presentation in Beamer and want to change the color of the numbers in enumerate. I tried using \setbeamertemplate{enumerate items}{bg=blue} but it didn't work. What am i doing wrong?

  • Do you only need to change the foreground colour? Or why are you using bg?
    – Werner
    Apr 21, 2023 at 21:49

1 Answer 1


If you just want to change the colour, you want to use \setbeamercolor instead of overwriting the complete template.


\setbeamercolor{enumerate item}{fg=red}


\item test


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