How to enable Dynamic Lighting to match accent color for RGB peripherals on Windows 11

If you have peripherals with RGB lighting, you can now set them to match the accent color on Windows 11, and here's how.

Windows 11 match accent color for RGB
Windows 11 match accent color for RGB

On Windows 11, you can change the Dynamic Lighting effects to match your RGB peripherals with the Windows 11 accent color, and in this guide, you will learn how. Dynamic Lighting is a feature that Microsoft is still working on that is meant to end the fragmentation of third-party apps and integrations of RGB lighting accessories for Windows 11 devices. The feature will allow users to effortlessly set up and customize their peripherals with RGB lights directly from the Settings app using standardized RGB controls.

As part of the implementation, the feature includes different effects that you can choose from, and the company even includes an option that lets you match your peripheral’s RGB lighting with the current Windows 11 accent color.

This guide will teach you the steps to configure Dynamic Lighting to match the Windows 11 accent color on your RGB accessories on Windows 11.

Change Dynamic Lighting to match accent color for RGB peripherals

To configure Dynamic Lighting to match the Windows 11 accent color, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

    Quick note: Since this is a feature that’s still in development, you will need a device with the Windows 11 build 23516 or higher releases in the Dev Channel.
  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click the Dynamic Lighting tab.

  4. Click the Effects setting.

  5. Choose the Solid Color option from the “Effects” setting.

  6. Turn on the “Match my Windows accent color” toggle switch.

    Dynamic Lighting match accent color

Once you complete the steps, the RGB lighting on your accessories (keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, etc.) will change automatically according to the system accent color.

You can also open Settings > Personalization > Colors, and under the “Accent color” setting, choose the “Automatic” option to change the color based on the primary colors of the desktop wallpaper. Furthermore, on Settings > Personalization > Background, you can choose the “Windows Spotlight” option to rotate different background images throughout the day, which will also result in dynamically changing the lighting colors in your peripherals.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, 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 Email him at [email protected].