How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows

Windows 10 gives you the option to personalize the color and accent color of a variety of surfaces you see when you use Windows. 

Change colors in Light mode

  1. Select Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Personalization  > Colors.
    Open Colors setting

  3. Under Choose your color, select Light.

  4. To manually select an accent color, choose one under Recent colors or Windows colors, or select Custom color for an even more detailed option. Or select the Automatically pick an accent color from my background check box to have Windows select the color. The accent color you choose will help offset and complement the Light mode.

Change colors in Dark mode

  1. Select Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Personalization  > Colors.
    Open Colors setting

  3. Under Choose your color, select Dark.

  4. To manually select an accent color, choose one under Recent colors or Windows colors, or select Custom color for an even more detailed option. Or select the Automatically pick an accent color from my background check box to have Windows select the color. The accent color will help offset and complement the Dark mode.

  5. Under Show accent color on the following surfaces, select the Start, taskbar, and action center, and Title bars and window borders check boxes.

Show accent color check boxes in personalization colors UI

Change colors in Custom mode

  1. Select Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Personalization > Colors.
    Open Colors setting

  3. Under Choose your color, select Custom.

  4. Under Choose your default Windows mode, select Dark.

  5. Under Choose your default app mode, select Light or Dark.

  6. To manually select an accent color, choose one under Recent colors or Windows colors, or select Custom color for an even more detailed option. Or select the Automatically pick an accent color from my background check box to have Windows select the color. The accent color will help offset and complement the Custom mode.

  7. Under Show accent color on the following surfaces, select the Start, taskbar, and action center and Title bars and window borders check boxes.

Show accent color check boxes in personalization colors UI

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