Change the color of shapes in PowerPoint by cycling quickly through your template theme colors.

The Cycle Accent Color feature lets you quickly cycle through your PowerPoint template theme colors, to change the color of selected shape(s) on your slide. Repeated pressing lets you cycle through the PowerPoint Accent colors to choose your preferred color. If the current shape color is an Accent color from your template, the cycle feature will update to the next Accent color (eg if it's currently Accent Color 3, when you click the feature it will update to Accent Color 4, then 5...). If the current color is not a template theme color it will update to Accent 1. Note that if you have the setting to also set outline with Fill, this will be applied as well (Settings > Color toolbar).