You can change the appearance of your survey by changing the colors, fonts, applying a theme, or customizing other options like the logo and footer.
Applying a Theme
To apply an existing theme to your survey:
As you build your survey, you can always use the rich text editor to make formatting changes to specific text to override the theme settings.
There are three types of themes:
Theme Colors Carry Over to Email Invitations! When you send your survey via Email Invitation and use the HTML Template, the header and the Begin Survey button in your email template matches the Survey Title Background color of your theme.
Creating a Custom Theme
To create a custom theme:
TIP! Changes made to a custom theme affects any surveys with that theme applied. If you need to edit an existing custom theme that’s already being used on other surveys, we suggest creating a new custom theme to ensure you don’t alter your existing surveys.
These are the sections you'll find in the Settings tab as you're customizing your theme.
Enter a name for your theme to stay organized. Respondents won't see this.
You can add a logo to customize your survey.
You can hide SurveyMonkey branding from the bottom of your survey design.
You can choose from several popular fonts for your survey. Choosing a font from the Font menu applies it to every text element in your survey.
You can override the main font for the Survey Title or Page Title by selecting a different font in those specific sections.
Font Size & Style
For each of the following text elements in your survey, you can edit either the text size, style (bold, italic, or underline), or both—depending on the element.
You can upload your own background image or select one from thousands of stock images in our image gallery.
To change the background image:
When respondents access your survey on a desktop, the background image will appear full screen. When respondents access your survey on a tablet or mobile device, the background image will disappear to maximize space on smaller screens—instead, they'll only see the Page Background color.
You can change the color of the elements listed in the table below by using the color picker, or entering your own hex codes.
NOTE: The Survey Background color will only show if you haven't added a Background Image.
The background and font colors of the Next button will always match the Survey Title Background and Survey Title settings, which you can edit in the Colors section of your theme. If these colors are the same, the buttons will default to grey with black text.
However, you can't change the button color if you use the Sea Foam or Autumn themes. See the Editing Limitations sections below for more information.
When you customize a standard theme, there may be certain visual elements associated with that theme that can't be edited—depending on the theme you're using. For example, some Standard Themes have rounded corners around the survey, or an image behind the survey title. At this time there's no way to remove or change these elements.
Themes Without Editing Limitations The Aqua and Seashell themes don't have editing limitations, so they're good themes to use as a starting point for creating your own custom theme.
Editing Limitations Per Theme
Previewing Your Theme
As you customize your theme, you can view your changes on the right side of the page. However, to see the background image, you need to preview your survey.