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How To Choose Custom Windows 10 Accent Colors

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Customization has not been touted as Windows 10’s strongest suit, but that doesn’t mean the OS is behind Windows 7 in this regard. You can make changes to a lot of areas to the OS without relying on third-party apps, or lengthy procedures. Even something as common as the login screen can be changed with relative ease. Since modern apps rely heavily on Windows 10 accent colors, the OS goes a step beyond offering simple customization options for this. There are some default colors in the picker for accents. If you want more variety though, there is a rather simple way you can increase the variety of colors on offer in the Windows 10 accent menu. The method might not be very obvious, which is why we are writing about it.

While to choose a non-default Windows 10 accent color you don’t have to mess with the system’s registry values, a Run command will still be needed. Basically, the menu you get by default under the stock Settings app only has a few commonly used accent colors. To get more colors, you have to use the advanced menu. This menu is sort of hidden, and the below steps will take you to it.

Windows 10 Accent Colors

Accessing Windows 10 Accent Color Advanced Settings

  1. Open the ‘Run’ menu. This can be done by simply accessing it from the Start menu’s search feature, or using the CTRL + R command.
  2. In Run, type in the following command and press Enter;
    Control Color
  3. Executing the command mentioned in the previous step will bring up the Windows 10 accent menu with the added option of ‘Show color mixer’. Click this.
  4. The color mixer lets users adjust the hue and other properties of the colors. As you may have guessed already, tinkering with these properties gives you a vast amount of colors that can be used as your system’s accent. Once you have created the color of your choice, simply save your changes before quitting the menu.

The color you create this way will remain available for future use as well, and of course you can revert to the default state simply by going to the ordinary Windows 10 accent menu and choosing another color.

  • Scott B

    No they don’t give me enough variety. The saturation, intensity, and brightness sliders, don’t really work. only the hue can be changed effectively.