How to Adjust System Accent Color on MacOS Big Sur, Mojave on Mac: Colorize Buttons, Menus

Last Updated on Aug 22, 2020

Till now you are aware of the Dark mode on Mac and some UI style after reading this post (Colorize Buttons, Menus, Selection, and Other UI Elements on your Mac), probably you have tried both of them. Be ready today we will tell you something about how to modify your desktop as you want. Did you hear about Accent color? If yes then it is excellent and if not then follow the further article to know what exactly the System accent color is in MacOS Mojave.

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Apple introduced new options for manage Accent Colors on MacOS Mojave on Mac. System Accent colors are part of a dark mode that we can manage from your Mac’s system preference settings. Don’t miss to share or comment after applying these colors on your Mac.

Also Read: Create Keyboard Shortcut for Dark Mode on Mac.

Steps for Adjust System Accent Color on MacBook Pro, MBA

What is Accent Color? Where Accent Color Apply at once.

When you change the accent color, the following UI elements changes:

  1. Focus Fields
  2. Radio Buttons
  3. Popup menus
  4. Text and file selection
  5. Menu bar in the top-right screen
  6. App menu at the top
  7. Few Other Parts of MacOS System

When you change the accent color in macOS Mojave, the highlight color automatically changes to match with an accent color. You can find highlight color in text selections in applications such as Safari or Mail, when you select files and in a few more places.

How to Adjust System Accent Color on Your Mac

Step 1: Click on the “Apple” menu.

1 System Preferences in MacOS Mojave on Mac

Step 2: Open “System Preferences” and then click on “General”.

2 General Option in System Preferences

Step 3: Next to “Accent color”, select the color.

4 Change Accent Color on Mac

The available colors are:

  • Gray
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue

Step 4: Move out from the “System Preferences”.

By default Blue color is set as a highlight and accent color.

However, you can change the highlight color, both accent, and highlight color not need them to be the same. The advantage of using different highlight colors is when you select the files from the folder then you can easily distinguish between non-selected and selected files.

How to Adjust Highlight Color

  • Step 1: Click on the “Apple” icon and open “System Preferences”.
  • Step 2: Open “General”.
  • Step 3: Pick any one color next to “Accent color”,
  1. Gray
  2. Yellow
  3. Pink
  4. Purple
  5. Orange
  6. Red
  7. Green
  8. Blue

The highlight color will change itself to match with the selected accent color. However, you can customize the color independently. Select one different highlight color after choosing an accent color.

Examples of built-in System accent color

So I would like to share my desktop made with amazing combinations of color.

5 Change Highlight color on Mac with MacOS Mojave

Dark mode with orange accent and highlight color [See in above steps]

Light mode with blue accent and highlight color

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6 Light Mode with blue accent color on Mac

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