The new Windows 10 Start menu enables you to set any color you would like. Listed here are the steps to alter the beginning menu color on Windows 10.
In the new Windows 10 update, Microsoft improved the general feel and look from the Start menu. You can now apply any color you want to the beginning menu. The colour customization increases the overall Windows personalization.
Now, adding color to the Start menu is certainly not new. You can do that in older versions too. However, the new Start menu is much more streamlined in terms of looks and the color is used evenly to both the Start menu background, tiles, and other elements. In fact, not only the colour but Microsoft also improved how the Start menu looks in the default dark and light mode too.
So, without further ado, let me guide you through the steps to alter the start menu color on Windows 10.
Important Note: For better results, you should be using Windows 10 v20H2 or higher. If you work with 2004 or lower, the beginning menu color won’ apply evenly. i.e, the Start menu tiles won’t respect your color choice and shows the default blue or any other colors.
Steps to change the start menu color
Follow these steps to alter the beginning menu color in Windows 10.
Open the Settings app.
Click on “Personalization”.
Select the “Colors” tab around the sidebar.
Select “Dark” in the “Choose your color” dropdown menu.
Next, select the colour of your choice in the color swatch.
Scroll down and choose the “start, taskbar, and action center” checkbox.
1. First thing you need may be the Settings app. So, press the “Win + I” shortcut to spread out it. As needed, you may also search for “Settings” within the Start menu.
2. After opening it, visit the “Personalization → Colors” page. This is when you will find the option to add color towards the start menu along with other areas of Windows.
3. Around the right page, choose the “Dark” option from the “Choose your color” dropdown menu.
You should configure this option since the dark mode allows you to set the color towards the Start menu. If you don’t like the full dark mode, select “Custom” and then set “Default Windows mode” to “Dark” and “Default app mode” to “Light.” This way, the dark mode is only applied to Windows components such as the start menu, taskbar, action center, etc. Your File Explorer, settings apps, etc., uses the light mode.
4. Now, choose the colour of your decision. If you want to set the color based on your wallpaper, choose the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” checkbox.
5. After choosing the color, scroll down and select the “Start, taskbar, and action center” checkbox.
That’s all. When select the checkbox, the color is applied to the Start menu, taskbar, and action center. As you can tell, though somewhat tricky, it is pretty easy to alter the Start menu color in Windows 10.