How to change color theme on Slack

If you don't like the default purple color theme on Slack, you can change it to anything you want – Here's how.

Slack color theme settings
Slack color theme settings

Slack includes settings to customize the experience with different color themes if you don’t like the purple sidebar and the other default colors.

You can choose from more than 20 color themes that range from clean and minimal designs to dark and dramatic to bright and cheerful. In addition, there is a choice to create a custom theme for Slack if none of the colors available are of your liking.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to use a different set of colors to change the appearance of the Slack app on Windows 10.

How to change colors on Slack

To change the Slack color theme, use these steps:

  1. Open Slack.

  2. Click the profile menu from the top-left corner.

  3. Click the Preference option.

    Slack preferences option
    Slack preferences option
  4. Click on Themes.

  5. Under the “Colors” section, select a color scheme for Slack, such as Aubergine, Ochin, Monument, etc.

    Slack color theme selection
    Slack color theme selection
  6. (Optional) Click the Create a custom theme option.

    Slack create a custom theme option
    Slack create a custom theme option
  7. Select the colors you want for visual elements on Slack.

    Slack custom colors settings
    Slack custom colors settings

Once you complete the steps, Slack will immediately switch to the color scheme you selected.

We’re focusing on Windows 10, but these instructions should work to customize Slack on all supported platforms, including macOS and Linux.

Slack also include settings to switch between the light and dark modes, and these are the steps to complete the task.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.