How to Change the Color of Your iTunes

By Will Conley

The media management and playback program iTunes displays your music files in one of four views: song list, album list, album cover grid or album cover flow. The album cover grid view has either a light or a dark background, depending on personal taste. A light background has a smoother look, while a dark background provides for higher contrast. The album cover grid is the only iTunes view in which you can change the color scheme.

Things You'll Need

  • iTunes

Step 1

Open the iTunes program on your computer.

Step 2

Click the "Grid View" button in the upper right-hand area of iTunes. This displays your music in a grid of album covers. The main window is either light or dark.

Step 3

Click "Edit" in the top menu bar of iTunes and click "Preferences" from the drop-down menu that appears. A pop-up dialog box appears.

Step 4

Click the "General" tab in the pop-up dialog box.

Step 5

Click the drop-down menu next to "Grid View," click "Dark" or "Light," and click "OK."