How to Change the Accent Color in Windows 10?

If you are bored with the same default look of your Windows 10 device, you can do some customization in its appearance to provide a refreshed look. One such customization is changing the accent color.

Windows 10 operating system provides you the setting to set the custom accent color. It means if you like any color on any picture or you like any color while browsing the internet, you can pick that color using a color picker extension and use it as your Windows 10 Accent Color.

In this guide, we will list the steps to change the accent color in Windows 10 and set the new color from the default ones or choose the custom. Further, we will also know how to set a custom solid color desktop background.

How to set a Custom Accent Color?

To change the current accent color of the Windows 10 system:

  • Open Windows settings. For that, click on the Start button and choose Settings.
  • Select Personalization settings.
  • From the left pane, choose Colors.
  • Scroll down and under “Choose your accent color,” select a color from the set.
  • To choose any custom color, click on “Custom Color.”
  • Try and select any color from the color panel.
  • If you like a color and know its color code, then to use it, click on More.
  • Type or paste the color code in the given space and apply it.

That’s it. Your custom Accent Color is applied. The new Accent Color would appear across the OS, such as on the taskbar, title bars, action center, and Start Menu.

Though you can choose any color you want as the accent, Windows might restrict you to use specific colors, as they might make it difficult to read. Windows would issue a “This color is unsupported” warning to make users aware of that.

How to set a custom Solid Color Desktop Background?

On Windows 10, you can also choose a custom solid color as a desktop background.

For selecting that follow these steps:

  • Launch Windows Settings and select Personalization
  • From the left pane, choose Background.
  • Scroll down and under “Choose your background color,” select a color from the set.
  • To choose any custom color, click on “Custom Color.”
  • Try and select a color from the color panel.
  • If you like a color and know its color code, then to use it, click on More.
  • Type or paste the color code in the given space and apply it.

Final Words

Microsoft has made Windows 10 quite flexible for the end-users so that they can customize it easily. Though many users might be comfortable with the default appearance of the OS, some might want to make changes to make it colorful or lively according to their preference. This post will help such users to change the accent and background color easily in simple steps.

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