Outlook 2013 Change Theme Colours

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Office 2013

Out of the box IMO Outlook 2013 is a bit bright and garish, lucky you can change the color scheme from the white in your face look, unluckily its in a stupid place you would never look. To change the colors in Outlook 2013 do the following.

In the top left hand corner select File then Office account as seen below.

 

office account

Now on the right hand  screen you will see the option to change the Outlook 2013 theme. Select the colour scheme of your choice.

Change outlook 2013 themeI find dark grey a lot easier on the eyes. You can also make changes to make new emails stand out more, try the below.

Click the View tab, Other Settings, change Grid Line Style to Solid (helps separate the emails)

Click the View tab, Conditional Formatting, Click Unread Messages, the click Font, change Font Style to Bold (helps identify new emails quickly)

Before

Outlook 2013 colours

After

Ahhh my eyes are no longer bleeding.

office 2013 themes

 

 
 

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Allen White

Allen is a Technical Consultant for an IT company in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure. Backup Academy Certified. I run this site in my spare time so if I help you then PLEASE take the time to share using the share tools on the site.

Comments (3)

  • Cilica

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    White and Grey are not colours, in fact I hate these settings, I’d like to know where to really change and add a custom colour. If not possible to change from drab all together no difference viewing pleasure, I’m going to change to a different program than outlook.

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    • Cilica

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      I just found Zimbra and will try this instead of Outlook and its free.

      Reply

  • Trev White

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    Suicide grey is not for me either. Is there a way to get proper colours now?

    Reply

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