How to Change Folder Color on Mac

How to change folder color on Mac using Preview Right-click the folder you want to customize and choose Get Info. In the Info window, click on the thumbnail of the folder icon and press Command + C to copy it. Open Preview, go to File >, New from Clipboard. Adjust the color using the menu Tools >, Adjust Color. More items... •

Do you want to add some color to your Mac folders? It’s easy to do and can help you organize your files even better. In this guide, we’ll show you how to change the color of folders on Mac OS Ventura.

First, right-click on the folder you want to change the color of and select “Get Info.” Next, select the small folder icon on the top left of the window. Use the shortcut Command + C to copy the folder image. Alternatively, you can select the icon and navigate to Edit > Copy.

Now that you’ve copied the folder icon, open up the Preview application. You can search for it in your spotlight search to open it up. In Preview, navigate to File > New from Clipboard. This will create a new preview file using the copied folder icon in your preview.

Make sure that the folder icon is selected on the left side panel and navigate to Tools > Adjust Color. This will open a new Adjust Color window, where you can play around with the color settings until you find the color you like.

When you’re done editing and adjusting the color of the image, select the folder icon on the left side and copy it using the Command + C shortcut or navigate to Edit > Copy. You can then close the Preview application and head back to your folder’s information tab.

Select the folder icon again, and use the Command + V shortcut to paste the new folder image you just created. Alternatively, select the folder icon and navigate to Edit > Paste. The new color will apply automatically and will stay like this until changed again.

That’s it! You’ve successfully changed the color of your Mac folder. For more information about folder colors, tags, size, and more, check out our extensive guide linked in the description below.

We hope this guide helped you out. If you have any questions, leave a comment, and we’ll get back to you. See you in the next one!


How do I change folder icons on Mac?
Select the file or folder whose icon you want to replace. Choose File >, Get Info in the menu bar. At the top of the Info window, click the small icon. Choose Edit >, Paste in the menu bar.
Why can't I change folder colors on Mac?
In the top-right, select the Show Markup Toolbar button. Next, select the Adjust Color icon in the top menu. In the Color editor, you can move the tint slider to adjust the color of the folder's image. Once you're done, use your mouse to highlight the folder image, then press Command + C.
How do I change the folder color on my Mac 2023?
From the menu bar, select File → pick New from Clipboard. Click the Markup tool (the pencil icon). Navigate to the Adjust Color (the settings icon). Alter the color by adjusting the tint sliders until you find your desired shade.