Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

We’ve launched three new color schemes to customize your WordPress.com dashboard!

Your website’s dashboard should be as welcoming to you as your website’s home page is to your visitors. One way to do that? Customize your WordPress.com dashboard with color schemes.

Today, you’ve got three new options for adding a little behind-the-scenes zing: introducing Powder Snow, Nightfall, and Sakura, designed especially for you by our Art Director, Eriko Kawakami.

Whether you prefer the gentle monotone of Powder Snow, the darker and soothing colors of Nightfall, or the vibrant, cherry-blossom-inspired Sakura, we hope you’ll find a look you love.

As part of our commitment to inclusive design, the new palettes are optimized for contrast and increased legibility. Whichever color scheme you choose, your dashboard will be stylish and readable.

Here’s how to customize your color scheme:

  1. On your desktop, sign in to the WordPress.com account that you’d like to customize.
  2. Click your account avatar in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Select one of the options under Dashboard Color Scheme
  5. Click Save Account Settings to apply the change
Screenshot of the Account Settings page showing color schemes.
My dashboard, using the Nightfall color scheme.

More color schemes are coming, and we want your feedback! What colors do you want to see in your WordPress.com dashboard?


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  1. Rita

    Thank you for updating. I totally agree color schemes are very important. It gives new life and energy.👍

    Liked by 16 people

  2. Kaffah

    Getting ready for the Nightfall scheme! 👍

    Liked by 13 people

  3. edochie99

    I want a bright color on my Dashboard

    Liked by 8 people

  4. Grandmaslamp

    Caroline I LOVE this! Thank you for an awesome tip!!!!

    Liked by 10 people

  5. northie

    I’m very pleased you listened to the comments we made when you released the first two colour schemes. I like neither of those. I’m off to try the other three. 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  6. whippetwisdom

    A lovely selection, thank you for adding these – I’m going with the Nightfall scheme too. 💜

    Liked by 8 people

  7. hritika1808

    Well that’s some exciting update! The new color schemes would definitely bring new energy and enthusiasm amongst both bloggers and reader’s.

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Jean-Pierre

    I want a pastel color on my Dashboard. Thank you.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. Thiago

    I loved Nightfall!

    Liked by 7 people

  10. Karandi

    Could you actually just let us modify the existing colour schemes rather than adding more?

    Liked by 8 people

  11. Liz

    I made a suggesting this year that was took up quickly. But unfortunately, someone switched it back and it really helped me.
    My suggestion was that when I was on my dashboard and clicked on the bell icon when new notifications shown was to make the unread a shade darker than what it is. As I say, this was quickly changed accordingly when I suggested and now been taken back. I love these colour options and out of them one I would use as well as classic, but it still needs to be a shade darker for the unread, to make it easy for me to tell the difference.

    Liked by 7 people

  12. simonmbrooks

    OM gosh, I love the deep blue. It makes my dash pop and so much nicer to work with. Thanks!

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Giraffee Girl

    I love all the colors 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 9 people

  14. Thiago

    I can not find the new color schemes in the desktop app.

    Liked by 9 people

  15. karinhaarblog

    Nice 😃

    Liked by 8 people

  16. floatinggold

    It seems like whoever is coming up with those color pairings is either color blind, or has absolutely no idea which colors go together (and which ones clash). Or both. Sticking to the lesser of those evils.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Caroline Moore

      We welcome feedback on what colors you’d like to see on your Dashboard. Hopefully you’ll find a palette that appeals to you in a future update!

      Liked by 6 people

      • floatinggold

        Thank you, Caroline for being so gracious.
        How about the colors that we had before these crazy changes? I’d be fine with that.
        Maybe blue and turquoise? Green and purple? Green and brown?
        I think that color combination is one thing, but color intensity is another. Some of these combinations are better in a lighter shade.

        Liked by 5 people

  17. The Nerdy Bipolar Mama

    Do you know if this can be done on a phone through chrome?

    Liked by 9 people

  18. Tails Around the Ranch

    Count me in the blues and greys camp.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Steph Morgan

    Deep teal, silvergray, black and Chinese temple red.

    Gold, new-leaf green, deep indigo, and May sky/robin’s-egg blue.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. Audrey Driscoll

    Nice schemes, especially Nightfall and Sakura. They really brighten things up! Thank you!

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Ihagh G. T.

    Very useful for the creating visually appealing colors for the eyes to behold. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. Ezra Vasquez

    I love features like this. Thank you!

    Liked by 7 people

  23. Deli Lanoux, Ed.D.

    Ooh! Gorgeous picks. Thanks!

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Amidha K. Porter, M.A.

    How disappointing to see this new color scheme available ONLY in the left-hand column, and ONLY with the “updated” interface. I am an older blogger who has never found WP particularly user-friendly, even with the newer “improvements,” and I simply continue to do what I’ve learned to make work for me over ten+ years. I was momentarily excited to find a promised improvement, but like most WP “impvovements,” it was less than impressive.

    Liked by 8 people

  25. sophrilreads

    Thank you!!

    Liked by 6 people

  26. tentstories365days

    Wow! This is exciting. I am excited to try my new dashboard .

    Liked by 7 people

  27. Philosophic Advisor Cleveland

    Thanks for the post about these. I’m finding Power Snow to be less perceptually demanding than the two “Classic” themes — which helps.

    Liked by 6 people

  28. joshi daniel

    Powder Snow looks cool. 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  29. Eshna

    The cover photo is so pretty!

    Liked by 6 people

  30. iakanusha

    I loved Nightfall!! 🙂 Waiting for rest, to experiment..

    Liked by 7 people

  31. Kirtisheel Bagde

    Thank you for beautiful colors

    Liked by 5 people

  32. Kavri Iyer

    Freedom to choose the Dashboard colors individually is something WordPress should’ve done ages ago.

    Liked by 7 people

  33. ☕Filbo☕

    I never thought that pink and turquoise would go well together. I still don’t.

    Liked by 6 people

  34. -Eugenia

    Thank you! 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  35. 18cinemalane

    Thanks for the update! While all three color combos are really nice, my favorite is Sakura! The pairing of pink and blue is really cute! Cannot wait for the arrival of the other selections!

    Liked by 5 people

  36. gsilvosa63

    now my account looks better!

    Liked by 7 people

  37. Nwoko's Books Foundation

    Nice one.

    Liked by 8 people

  38. travellinstranger

    Well, you learn something new every day 😀

    Liked by 6 people

  39. Lenys Monteiro Design & Lifestyle

    Thank you for the update.

    Liked by 6 people

  40. HP

    Our mood is dark and dull, so let’s paint everything dark and dull. Let even the highlights be greyish and broken. Really, folks?
    Go, get some inspiration! There are different seasons of the year, different demographics, different cultures, and different personalities!
    And test-screen the palettes before you release them! We are really in need for some Happiness Engineers, here.

    Liked by 10 people

  41. ptrikha15

    Some great themes!

    Liked by 5 people

  42. Sanjam Laroia

    Thanks for this post! will certainly use the tips for my blog!

    Liked by 6 people

  43. everydaywiththeking

    Thanks
    Love Sakura!

    Liked by 8 people

  44. QueenGQ

    I love the picture of the rainbow arches. Rainbow color scheme would be amazing!

    Liked by 7 people

  45. Ayoife

    The rainbow color is beautiful!

    Liked by 7 people

  46. xicomtechnology

    All colors are beautiful

    Liked by 6 people

  47. Netasha Adams

    Can we use it for free accounts?… thanks

    Liked by 11 people

  48. gadgetrush

    This is great, can’t wait to customize mine..

    Liked by 5 people

  49. deepanilamani

    The new colour scheme is really nice. Thank you so much making all the new inventions giving us better and wider choices ❤

    Liked by 4 people

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