Although it was was possible to change the color of the Start Menu, Taskbar, Title Bar, and Action Center using the Registry Editor, in Windows 10 Creators Update, it now lets you do all this easily via Settings. Windows 10 v1703 now lets you select a custom color for Start menu, Taskbar, Title Bar, and Action Center.
You might have seen in previous versions that Microsoft included almost 48 colors to choose for the Action Center, Title bar and all. However, now it is possible to enter any color except the given color sets. In other words, now it is possible to enter a HEX value, RGB color value or HSV value. Let us see how to do it.
Select custom color for Windows 11 Start Menu, Taskbar, Title Bar, Action Center
To set custom color for Windows 11 Start Menu, Taskbar, Title Bar, and Action Center, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to Personalization > Colors.
- Expand the Accent color section.
- Click the View colors button.
- Choose a color.
- Click the Done button.
However, if you want to set a custom color in Windows 10, follow the following guide.
Select custom colors for Start Menu, Taskbar, Title Bar, Action Center
This is very easy, and there is also no need to use Registry Editor since Microsoft has included a user-friendly option in the Settings. If you select RGB, you can enter Red, Green, and Blue color value. It is also possible to enter the HEX code of a color (e.g. #ffffff defines “White”). You can enter HSV value as well – which stands for Hue-Saturation-Value. Although this one is not as popular as RGB or HEX code, you can enter the HSV value if you prefer.
For doing this, go to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Make sure that Start, Taskbar, and action center and Title bars options are enabled. It depends on where you want to show the color.
Next, click on Custom color button to open the color palate.
To choose another color, drag and drop the white circle you see on the palate to select the color. You can also get a preview in the same panel.
In case, you have chosen a color that might not be suitable for your device, you will see a message like – This color looks like it might be hard to read or This color is not supported, etc.
If you want to enter the color value, click on the More button. Next choose between RGB and HSV, and the corresponding color value. Like I said before, you can enter the HEX color code in the right-side.
After doing everything, click on the Done button to save the changes. You should see the changes right away.
How do I change accent color on Start, Taskbar, and Action Center?
To change the accent color on the Start menu, Taskbar, and Action Center, you need to follow these guides. Open Windows Settings first. Then, go to Personalization and click on the Colors option. Following that, choose a color from the Windows colors section.
How do I change the color of the Title bar in Windows 11/10?
To change the color of the Title bar in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to open the Windows Settings first. Then, switch to the Personalization and click on the Colors menu. Following that, choose a color and toggle the Show access color on title bars and windows borders button.
These color picker software may help you to find the right color for your Windows 10.