How to Select Custom Accent Color for Taskbar & Start Menu in Windows 10

Like Windows 10 Mobile / Windows Phone, the Desktop version of Windows 10 allows you to choose accent colors. If you to Settings > Personalization > Colors, you have 49 colors to choose from, which you can set for Start, Taskbar, and action center as well. While that is more than enough, but if you have a different taste for it, Windows 10 allows you to choose it based on intensity, hue, saturation, and brightness. In this post, we will show how you can Custom Accent Color for Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 10.

Select Custom Accent Color for Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 10

Select Custom Accent Color for Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 10

  1. Go to Settings > Colors and disable “Automatically pick an accent color from the background.”
  2. Second, turn on the show color option for start, taskbar, and action center.
  3. Now, go to the Run prompt and type “control.exe color.”
  4. It will open the color selector. Here, you need first to select a color you like. Once you do that, the option for the color mixer opens up.
  5. Now you can use the slider to choose the amount of intensity, hue, saturation, and brightness.

High Contrast Themes for Dark Theme in Windows 10

That said, if the colors don’t entice you much, you should try the High Contrast Themes, which gets you Black or White Theme on Windows 10. It is basically for those who have problems with colors, but you a very well customize it to suit your likeness.

  • Go to Settings > Ease of Access > High Contrast. Select one of the themes listed.
  • You can then choose different colors for different things. Like you can have text color set to yellow, while links can go blue and so on.
  • Once done, apply, and it will momentarily refresh your screen to reflect the changes.

High Contrast Theme in Windows 10

Did you choose any of these modes? Share with us how you are personalizing your color experience on Windows 10. We hope the tutorial was easy to follow.

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