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Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10

If you are a long time Windows users then you would know how hard it was to change the colour of the start menu or taskbar or title bar etc., in short, it was hard to do any personalization. Earlier, it was only possible to achieve these changes through registry hacks that many users don’t appreciate. With the introduction of Windows 10, you could change colour Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center Title bar through Windows 10 Settings.

Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10

With the introduction of Windows 10, it’s possible to enter a HEX value, RGB colour value, or HSV value via Settings app, a nice feature for many Windows users. So without wasting any time, let’s see How to Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings then click on Personalization.

Open the Window Settings and then click on Personalization

2. From the left-hand menu, select Colors.

3. In the right-hand side window uncheck “Automatically pick an accent colour from my background”.

Uncheck Automatically pick an accent colour from my background | Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10

4. Now you have three options to choose colours from, which are:

Recent colours
Windows colours
Custom colour

You have three options to choose colours from

5. From the first two options, you could easily select the RGB colours you like.

6. For more advanced users, click on Custom colour then drag & drop the white circle on the colour you like and click done.

Click on Custom color then drag & drop the white circle on the color you like and click done

7. If you want to enter the colour value, click on Custom colour, then click on More.

8. Now, from the drop-down, select either RGB or HSV according to your choice, then select the corresponding colour value.

Select either RGB or HSV according to your choice

9. You could also use enter HEX value to specify the colour you want manually.

10.Next, click on Done to save changes.

11. Finally, depending on what you want, check or uncheck “Start, taskbar, and action center” and “Title bars” options under Show accent colour on the following surfaces.

Uncheck Start, taskbar, and action center and Title bars

12. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Let Windows Automatically Pick a Color from your Background

1. Right-click on your desktop in an empty area then selects Personalize.

Right-click on Desktop and select Personalize | Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10

2. From the left-hand menu, select Colors, then checkmarkAutomatically pick an accent colour from my background ” in the right-hand side window.

Uncheck Automatically pick an accent colour from my background

3.Under Show accent colour on the following surfaces checks or uncheckStart, taskbar, and action center” and  “Title bars” options.

Check and Uncheck Start, taskbar, and action center and Title bars

4. Close Settings then reboot your PC to save changes.

To Choose a Color if using a High Contrast Theme

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings then click on Personalization.

2. From the left-hand menu, select Colors.

3. Now in the right-hand window under Related Settings, click on High contrast settings.

click High contrast settings in color under personalization

4. Depending upon the High contrast theme, you have selected click on the colour box of an item to change the colour settings.

Depending upon the High contrast theme you have selected click on the color box of an item to change the color settings

5. Next, drag & drop the white circle on the colour you like and click done.

6. If you want to enter the colour value, click on Custom colour, then click on More.

7. From the drop-down, select either RGB or HSV according to your choice, then select the corresponding colour value.

8. You could also use enter HEX value to specify the colour you want manually.

9. Finally, Click Apply to save changes then type the name for this custom colour setting for High contrast theme.

Select New | Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10

10. In future, you could directly choose this saved theme with customized colour for future use.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Change Color of Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and Title bar in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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