How to Change the Taskbar Color on Windows 10?

Microsoft allows you to customize its appearance, including the taskbar color, if you are tired of the same old Windows 10 taskbar. You can choose the color of the taskbar of your choice starting Windows 10 version 1903. Moreover, you can switch between light and dark mode to change the color of your taskbar if you do not want a fancy color. However, you need to dive into the Settings app if you are going to choose a specific color.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to change the color of the Taskbar in Windows 10. Let’s start it.

How to Change Taskbar Color on Windows 10 using the Settings app?

Step 1. Open the Setting app by pressing Windows + I keys.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select Personalization.

PersonalizationStep 3. Click Colors from the left sidebar in the Personalization settings.Settings-Personalization-Colors Step 4. Click on the  Custom option in the “Choose your color” drop-down menu from the Colors settings.Settings-Personalization-Colors-Choose-your-color Step 5. Click the Dark under the “Choose your default Windows mode.” This allows you to apply a theme color to your taskbar.Settings-Choose-your-color-Dark Quick Note: You can choose either Light or Dark option for your “default app mode” according to your choice, and it won’t affect your taskbar color choice.



Step 6. Now, turn off the toggle switch Transparency effects.

Settings-Transparency-effectsStep 7. Next, scroll down to the “Choose your accent color” section. Windows will automatically pick a color that matches your desktop wallpaper if the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” option is checked. Uncheck the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” option and pick a color in the grid of colored squares located just below it to pick a color manually. Click on the Custom color button below the grid if your favorite color is not in the grid.

Settings-Choose-your-ascent-colorStep 8. After that, scroll down a bit to apply the selected color to the taskbar, and under “Show accent color on the following surfaces,” place a checkmark beside Start, taskbar, and action center.


Settings-Start-taskbar-and-action-centerThere is no need to restart your computer as the changes are immediate. You will see the selected color in the taskbar when the above steps are complete.

That’s it.

All the best.

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