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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.

Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

In Registry Editor we can see the following changes:

For Enabled we get:

FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

ValueName   : PersonalColors_Background

Value       : #FF0000

FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

ValueName   : PersonalColors_Accent

Value       : #0000FF