How to change Windows Text Color in Windows 10/11

Yes, the Windows text color can be customized. It can be changed from the usual black to any other color of your choice. In fact, you can change the Windows text color for all the installed desktop apps at the same time.

This feature to change the Windows text colors were available in the older versions that used the Classic theme. But, it stopped with the Windows 8 and Windows 10 versions and has been completely removed. However, you can still change the color with some modifications in the Registry Editor.  Let’s see how.

*Note: The new colors can also be applied to Wordpad, Notepad, Windows search box, File Explorer, and more.

Fix 1 – Using High contrast settings

1 – Open Settings by pressing Windows and I key jointly

2 – Now, click on ease of access

3 – Now, Turn On High contrast

4 – Now, Click on Text to choose your text color



5 – Now, Choose the desired color and click Done

Color Choose Min

For Windows 11 Users

1 – Open settings

2 – Now, Select accessibility from left menu

3 -Click on Contrast themes from right

Contrast Theme

4 – Click Apply

5 – Click edit

Edit Theme


6 – Now, Click on Text to choose text color and click save as.

Change Text Color

Fix 2 – Using Registry

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together on the keyboard to open the Run box, type Regedit in the box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Press Windows + R On Keyboard, Open Run Box, Enter Regedit

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the below path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors

On the right side of the window, scroll down and double-click on the Windows Text key.

Navigate To The Path, Find And Double Click On Windows Text On The Right

Step 3: Now, open Microsoft Paint app, click on the Edit colors option on the top right corner of the Paint app next to the color palette.

Open Paint, Click On Edit Colors Option On Top Right Of The App

Step 4: Select any color of your choice from the Basic colors in the Edit Colors window. This will be your text color. In this case, we selected one of the blue colors. Next, on the bottom right of the Edit Colors window note the values for the Red, Green, and Blue fields (RGB Value).

Select The Color Of Your Choice And Note The Red, Green, Blue Value

Step 5: Enter the RGB values as you noted from the Edit Colors window and enter them in the Value Data field in the Windows Text key under Registry Editor as per the below format:


Hit OK to save the changes.

Enter The Rgb Value In The Value Data Field In Windows Text

For the changes to be effective, you must Sign Out from your Microsoft account and Sign in. It looks like this:

Windows Text Color Change