Force a specific background and accent color

Forces Windows to use the specified colors for the background and accent. The color values are specified in hex as #RGB. By default users can change the background and accent colors. If this setting is enabled the background and accent colors of Windows will be set to the specified colors and users cannot change those colors. This setting will not be applied if the specified colors do not meet a contrast ratio of 2:1 with white text.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Personalization # PersonalColors_Background HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Personalization # PersonalColors_Accent

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Personalization


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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