IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 Help

User interface themes

The interface theme defines the appearance of windows, dialogs, and controls. By default, IntelliJ IDEA uses the Darcula theme, unless you changed it during the first run.

Change the UI theme

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Appearance & Behavior | Appearance.

  2. Select the UI theme from the Theme list:

    • Darcula: Default dark theme

    • Light: More traditional light theme

    • High contrast: Theme designed for users with color vision deficiency

It is also possible to create your own UI themes for IntelliJ IDEA and customize the built-in themes. For more information, see IntelliJ Platform SDK Documentation.

Last modified: 26 April 2020