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Having created a Team site in SPO (via the SharePoint admin centre, not a O365 Group Team site), the theme consists of a purple/pink colour that the business team does not like:

 

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I'm aware that changing the modern theme is not yet available for "classic" Team sites, but there must be a way to change this without creating a whole new site, why apply a random purple theme by default if it can't be changed?!

 

Any ideas?

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You do have 'Change the Look' via site settings. OK, i know you are restricted to the given themes, but at least you can get rid of the pink for now.
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Hmm I don't believe that's correct. The classic theme is set to "Office" by default, and even changing it to Office again doesn't affect the pink.
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Have you tried setting the classic theme to one of the others - and see if the modern colour scheme follows it?

I have a customer that uses the default tenant site collection (tenantname.sharepoint.com/), with mostly classic pages in the root, but a number of subsites using modern pages.

I created and applied a custom colour scheme for it (using the SharePoint Color Palette tool), applied it to the root site, and all modern pages, etc. took the new colour scheme.
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Solution

Here is a classic Team Site i created the other day. Default it looks

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Changed it to another colour theme, using Change the look, and it now looks like 

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I have to say it takes an age to apply the new theme. (and the site icon is what i uploaded the other day).

 

 

 

 

 

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Ah yes, apologies Tanya you are right. Changing to a different theme (e.g. Breeze) does make the pink go away. Though if I change back to Office the pink returns. Looks like I can resolve this with a custom composed look. Thanks for your help!

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You're absolutely right Rob, custom composed look is the way to resolve this. Hopefully modern themes will be coming to classic team sites soon though!
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You may find that if you take a copy of the default theme, and add it as a custom one, if you then select that custom one, your modern sites may behave.

 

(I've not tried it)

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I have confirmed that if you create a custom theme it can be applied to a classic site and it does work. I used the PnP PS cmdlets (set-pnpwebtheme) to apply it. 

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Thanks for the heads up @Drew Madelung, this works for me as well!

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