Where do i change colors in putty?

To change the colour scheme or colors in general in Putty is actually quite easy, open up putty and make sure that you have loaded the default settings.


Mark the point “Default settings” and hit load.

Once this is done, you are ready to hit the “Colours” tab to the left, once you get there you will have the options to input your own configuration, the page should look like this:


You can use my color scheme if you like, you can find the details here: Color scheme

Putty Custom Colors

Ever had issues reading some of the text in a putty terminal? – Lots of people find the default color scheme some what annoying.

This is what i use for my terminals:

  • Default Foreground: 255/255/255
  • Default Background: 51/51/51
  • ANSI Black: 77/77/77
  • ANSI Green: 152/251/152
  • ANSI Yellow: 240/230/140
  • ANSI Blue: 205/133/63
  • ANSI Blue Bold 135/206/235
  • ANSI Magenta: 255/222/173 or 205/92/92
  • ANSI Cyan: 255/160/160
  • ANSI Cyan Bold: 255/215/0
  • ANSI White: 245/222/179

This will give a more stable, clear image that are easy on your eyes even for hours of work.

Having trouble finding where to input this? Read the guide here: How To change colors?