Four New WordPress.com Color Schemes

We’ve added four new color schemes to customize your WordPress.com dashboard!

We heard you: You want bolder and brighter colors on WordPress.com. Today we’re bringing your WordPress.com dashboard to life with four new color schemes: introducing Midnight, Sunset, Ocean, and Contrast.

You may recognize some of these colors as old friends. Midnight, Sunset, and Ocean are based on early versions of WordPress — a nod to our roots as we evolve:

If bright and bold isn’t your jam, you might prefer Contrast, a black-and-white scheme meant to bring your WordPress.com dashboard into sharp focus:

Screenshot of the WordPress.com dashboard with Contrast color scheme applied.

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 remains 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 WordPress.com Account Settings.

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  1. scatteredbrained

    Neat!

    Liked by 14 people

  2. WordSpeaks

    Awesome!!!! I was just playing with the color schemes and themes yesterday. So this is timely. Thank you for sharing 😀

    Liked by 13 people

  3. Juhi Gupta

    Beautiful

    Liked by 15 people

  4. Daniel Sale

    I love the “Ocean” one. I’m curious, are there any plans of incorporating color schemes into the Windows app?

    Liked by 16 people

  5. ToDesce.com

    Love it

    Liked by 13 people

  6. onespoiledcat

    These are nice options – I assume they are just for hosted blogs. I don’t get a choice of colors with my free blog when I checked, but that’s OK.

    Liked by 8 people

  7. Wishful Thinking

    Captivating colour schemes. I liked them

    Liked by 9 people

  8. riffatwajidblogs

    Beautiful ☆☆☆

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Jacquie Biggar

    Thank you, love them!

    Liked by 9 people

  10. kimyates887gmailcom

    Love them!!! thanks for posting 😁

    Liked by 7 people

  11. nekorieeon

    Oh, that’s cool. Gonna try it. Thanks 😊

    Liked by 9 people

  12. sandysbookaday

    Lovely selection. 😍

    Liked by 12 people

  13. Ms. Liz

    For me there’s actually not much choice as there’s only two options that have the orange colour for the notifications “spot” that appears by the bell. Many of them have blue spots that don’t have clear enough contrast on the bar that the “bell” is on. I dislike the bright pink colour so avoid that. That leaves me my current classic choice plus one other. Can’t say I’m excited about it.

    Liked by 8 people

  14. JenT

    Thanks for the new color schemes! Looking forward to having Coffee, too. (I ❤ coffee!)

    Liked by 8 people

  15. Geeta Sundaram

    Hi Caroline. I am going with Classic Blue, but as an advertising and brand communications professional, I have a suggestion. I think WordPress as a company should stick to its brand colour, which I think is a particular shade of blue. You ought to retain this as a fixed colour for your header/masthead and then suggest other colours around it that might work as good combinations. That way, you retain WordPress’s brand identity and at the same time, you allow bloggers to customise their dashboard to suit their tastes. What do you think?

    Liked by 7 people

  16. Madam Estate

    Thank you for the FYI. I changed my color immediately.

    Liked by 8 people

  17. bellezaftmoda

    this is amazing!!!!!

    Liked by 11 people

  18. Angela

    I am very happy with mine, but I love that you keep adding more.

    Liked by 11 people

  19. Evan Wambugu

    Awesome!

    Liked by 10 people

  20. -Eugenia

    Love it!

    Liked by 9 people

  21. 18cinemalane

    These new colors are great! I really like the “Sunset” combination, as it compliments my blog logo. Really excited for more color palettes to be introduced!

    Liked by 7 people

  22. Jedidah 💜

    Beautiful😀

    Liked by 9 people

  23. angeldevera

    Happy for the sea

    Liked by 9 people

  24. Tượng Trang Trí Việt Nam

    love it !

    Liked by 8 people

  25. mindgainsofficial

    Wow, can’t wait to try these out

    Liked by 10 people

  26. deepanilamani

    Thank you for all the information. I just love the new colours especially the “Sunset” It is always good to, go in for new things and changes, that means we are moving ahead in life 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  27. ryanfrizky

    Thank you, I’ll choose the red and black one!

    Liked by 7 people

  28. NaomYb’

    I like Sakura (.. actually I used Sakura theme as I have recognized the new theme changes and just liked the colors tender and nice ) .. then now found the theme name is “ Sakura : cherry blossoms “ one of the flowers I like a lot 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  29. Peculiar

    Captivating variety of color scheme

    Liked by 7 people

  30. Muhammad Fahmi Lubis

    Thank you so much! I jumped straightaway to the Settings haha.

    Liked by 9 people

  31. sadeem ilyas

    These colors are so attractive

    Liked by 8 people

  32. Gikzlit254

    Thanks for improvements, dashboard seems alive now

    Liked by 9 people

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