Windows 11 ships with six themes: Windows (light), Windows (dark), Glow, Captured Motion, Sunrise, and Flow. While the Windows light and dark themes include only one wallpaper, other themes include four wallpapers each.
Windows light theme is being used as the default in Home and Pro editions. The Windows dark theme, when turned on, applies the dark mode across the operating system.
A Windows theme or theme pack usually includes one or more wallpapers and an accent color, but it can also include sound schemes and icons.
If you do not like the default theme or default wallpaper of Windows 11, you can easily choose one of the offered themes from the Settings app. You can also install new themes from the Store.
On Windows 11, there are multiple ways to change a theme. You can either change the theme via Settings, File Explorer or the classic Control Panel.
Following are the three ways to change themes in Windows 11.
Method 1 of 3
Change Windows 11 theme via the Settings app
Step 1: Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop area and click Personalize to open Settings > Personalization page.
Step 2: On the right side, click Themes.
Step 3: The Personalization > Themes page displays all installed themes and allows you to install themes from the Store.
Step 4: To apply a theme, all you need to do is perform a click on it.
Method 2 of 3
Another way to change Windows 11 theme via Settings
Step 1: Perform a right-click on the desktop and click Personalize.
Step 2: The Settings > Personalization page displays a list of six themes at the top of the page, as you can see in the picture below. Click on one of the themes to apply the same.
Note that the Settings > Personalization page does not display all the installed themes. Instead, it shows only the six most recently used themes. To view all installed themes, refer to the directions in Method 1.
Method 3 of 3
Change Windows 11 theme via Control Panel
The classic Personalization window can no longer be accessed from the Control Panel. However, there is a way out there to access it and change the theme via the Personalization panel. Here is how.
Step 1: Open the Run dialog box using Windows + R hotkey.
Step 2: In the Open field, copy and paste the following shell command and hit the Enter key to open the classic Personalization panel:
Step 3: Here, to apply a theme, click on a theme. That’s it!