How to customize Windows 10 colors

Microsoft has hidden the Windows 10 color mixer; here's how to find it!

windows10 start menu on screen
Credit: James Niccolai

Denise wanted to know why she couldn’t adjust the colors of her windows in Windows 10 like she could in Windows 7. The simple answer is, “because Microsoft has hidden it.”

Before I show you where to find this hidden setting, know that I’m talking about being able to adjust the look of the colors included with Windows 10, not how to change the colors themselves, nor am I referring to the cool new Dark Mode that was included with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. 

1. Right-click the Start button and select Run, then type Control Color.

rundialogue

Right-click start to open the Run command. 

2. When that window appears simply click Show Color Mixer.

Color Mixer

Click Show Color Mixer to reveal the hidden settings. 

3. An array of sliders will appear for you to mix colors to your heart’s content.   

Color Mixer

Now you can easily adjust hue, saturation, and brightness for your accent color. 

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