Windows Tile Color Changer: Change color of Tiles on Start Screen in Windows 8.1/8

Windows Tile Color Changer is a freeware for Windows 8.1/8 which has been released by us. It allows you to change the color of pinned Tiles of your desktop apps, on your Start Screen, easily with a single click, and further help you in customizing your Start Screen.

Windows Tile Color Changer

Windows Tile Color Changer

Like all our Windows Freeware releases, this tool too is totally clean, crapware-free and portable.

Change color of Tiles on Start Screen

Change color of Tiles on Start Screen

To use the tool, you have to download it from the download the zip file from the link mentioned below and extract its contents. Place the Program Folder in any location you want to. In the Program Folder, you will seeĀ Windows Tile Color Changer.exe file. Click on it to open the free software.

Now from the Change Color tab, select an application from the drop-drown menu, specify the Hex Color or select one of the colors, select the Foreground text and click on Change Tile Color. By default, the name is set to be displayed on the Tile, but you can Off it, if you wish. Similarly, a Light foreground text is set by default, but this too can be changed.

Once you have clicked on Change Tile Color button, you will see a Color successfully changed message. Visit the Start Screen to see the changes.

The tool changes the color of the Tiles of your desktop software or apps only, and not the Universal Windows apps or System Tools. Again, at times, you may find that the color does not change, even for the desktop app tiles. The developer has yet to find the reason why this happens. If you face this issue, we suggest you move on and try again, maybe the next day. Once the developer finds the reason, he is sure to update this tool.

Then there are some tiles like the Firefox tile, which just do not support changing its color. Similarly, the latest version of Microsoft Office is not supported as the tiles are already custom coloured andĀ  changing of color functionality has been restricted.

Clicking on the Reset Default button will reset the tile color to its default.

If you wish to uninstall it, you need to simply delete its Program folder, as it is a portable tool.


Windows Tile Color Changer v1 has been developed by Lavish Thakkar for TheWindowsClub. Please do remember to create a system restore point first before making any changes to your Windows system. If you have questions or wish to give feedback, you may do so at our TWC Forums.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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