How to add colors to Windows 10

If you want your taskbar to be the same color as your favorite corporate or yellow logo that is not in the default yellow, there are several ways to add custom colors to Windows 10.

It's easy to change the accent color (Accent color), the shape appears in the taskbar, Start menu, settings menu and window title bar color. By default, however, the Windows operating system only allows you to select colors from a predefined 48-color palette. If you want your taskbar to be the same color as your favorite corporate or yellow logo that is not in the default yellow, there are several ways to add custom colors to Windows 10.

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How to add custom colors for Windows 10

1. Add custom colors using the Mixer

To add a custom click color, you can use the Windows 10 color mixer. If you have RGB or Hex code for a specific color you can use the second method.

Step 1 . Open Run by pressing Windows + R or typing in the search box.

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Step 2 . Type Control Color in the Run box and click OK .

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You will see a window with a list of colors.

Step 3 . Choose a color that is similar to the color you want, the window title bar will change to match that color.

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Step 4 . Open Show color mixer .

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Step 5 . Adjust Hue , Saturation and Brightness bars until the color is satisfactory. When moving these bars, you will see the color change in the window title bar.

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Step 6 . Click Save Changes .

2. Add custom colors to Windows using the Registry

As mentioned above, if you know the exact color code, you can add color in the Registry.

Step 1 . Open the Registry by typing regedit in the Run box or search box and then press Enter .

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Step 2 . Navigate to

 HKEY_LOCAL_MachineSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionThemes 

by opening the folders on the left.

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Step 3 . Create key Accent under Themes if not already by right-clicking on the Theme folder and selecting New> Key then renaming to Accents .

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Step 4 . Open the Accents key.

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Step 5 . Create a child key named 0 under Accents and another key named Theme0 under the key you just created.

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Step 6 . Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named Color under Theme0. You can create a new DWORD value by right-clicking on the right frame and selecting New -> DWord (32-bit) , then renaming to Color.

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Step 7 . Open the Color DWORD value by double-clicking on it.

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Step 8 . Enter the color value in ABGR format (also known as KML) and click OK . ABGR stands for Alpha Blue Green Red and includes hexadecimal numbers. This tool will convert the hex or RGB color you normally get from image editing software to ABGR.

Step 9 . Close Regedit and restart the computer.

Now, the new color will appear at the bottom of the list in the Accent color menu.

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This way, you can add 7 custom colors to the folder by adding a theme folder under the Accent key in the Windows registry. You need to name them AccentsTheme1, Accents1Theme0, Accents1Theme1, Accents2Theme0, Accents2Theme1, Accents3Theme0 and Accents3Theme1.

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I wish you all success!

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