Quick Tips to Change Default Color Scheme in Outlook 2013
The default color scheme of Microsoft Outlook 2013 is a combination of contrasting colors to make navigation bars and sections distinct. However, many users find Microsoft’s attempts of distinguishing different sections with distinct colors too glaring to look at. Luckily, users can change the color scheme if they find it too garish. Moreover, they can also change the default colors to make their Outlook 2013 inbox appear soothing with ‘scenery’ scheme.
Do you want to change the default color scheme of Microsoft Outlook 2013? You can do this in following five quick steps. Outlook 2013 will let you change from the default color scheme to black, blue, silver or scenery mode. So, let’s start.
- Go to "File" option at the top left corner of Outlook 2013. Click "File" to access the backstage panel.
- From there, select "Options". The "Outlook Options" window will open where in you can access options to edit more settings.
- Next, you have to choose a background of your choice. For this, go to "Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office" section and find the field called "Office Background". Using this option, you can change the small decorative pattern at the top right section of Microsoft Outlook 2013. Here is a list of 14 background color choices you can select to change Outlook 2013 color scheme. These include "Circles and Stripes", "Calligraphy", "Circuit", "Clouds", "Doodle Circles", "Doodle Diamonds", "Geometry", "Lunchbox", "School Supplies", "Spring", "Stars", "Straws", "Tree Rings", "Underwater". For example, you can select "Doodle Diamonds".
- Next, you need to select a theme. Below the "Office Background", select the "Office Theme" field. There you can select from three options in Theme – White, Dark gray and Light grey. The color you choose will reflect from the navigation bars.
- Next, select "OK". Take a look at your Outlook 2013 Â to see how it looks after you make changes.
The navigation panels, scrollbars and the side will be changed to the color of the "Theme" whether White, Light grey or Dark grey and the background of the inbox excluding these panels and bars will display the background color of your choice. If you do not like how your Microsoft Outlook 2013 appears, then repeat these above mentioned steps once again.