This article will show you how to change color schemes in windows 8.

After using a single color scheme for a long time you might get bored and so you need to change the color scheme of windows, it’s just a matter of few simple steps.

Windows provides you with 8 color schemes along with an automatic color scheme, even more; you can adjust the color intensity, hue, saturation and brightness.

It means you can completely customize color to your eyes demand. By default automatic color scheme is set by windows.
In the previous three versions of windows this feature has been the same.

Change Color Scheme in Windows 8

Follow a few simple steps to Change the Color and Apperance Scheme of Windows 8

Steps to change Color and Apperance scheme in Windows 8

1. Right-Click on desktop and click on Personalize

Click Personalize

2. Click on Colors

Click Colors

3. Now, you have 16 options infront of you. Select one of the color schemes.

4. After selecting a scheme you find a new option to adjust the color intensity, you can adjust the intensity of the selected color if you need to.

Select advanced tab

5. Now, you have an drop down arrow Show Color Mixer click it and you will find few advanced features such as Hue, Saturation and Brightness. Adjust them by moving the sliders.

Set color mixer

6. Finally click on Save Changes to save the applied color scheme.

Save Changes


Susham is a part time blogger and a Software Engineer by Profession. He has keen interest in latest Gadgets and Tech updates. Like us he is also passionate about Windows 8.


  1. I cannot get the icon on the task bar to open to open personalization and my color scheme. I click on it and it refuses to open up. the red x just masks it go away. I try to drag it. I have tried all I know to try. I pin it, I unpin it. What the heck am I doing wrong. It seems like such a simple thing. Hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllp. thank you


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