|Purpose:||Change the default display colors|
|Format:||COLOR [/F filename] [BRIght] fg ON [BRIght] bg|
COLOR [/FG:rgb /BG:rgb]
COLOR [/FT:color /BG:color]
|fg||The new foreground color|
|bg||The new background color|
See also: CLS and Colors and Color Names for details about using colors and the name and numeric codes for colors.
COLOR is normally used in batch files before displaying text. For example, to set screen colors to bright white on blue, you can use this command:
color bright white on blue
TCC also supports the CMD syntax:
In this syntax, b is a hexadecimal digit that specifies the background color and f is a hexadecimal digit that specifies the foreground color.
If you do not specify a new foreground and background color, COLOR will revert the display colors to those used when TCC was started (for compatibility with CMD).
If you have ANSI enabled and StdColors and/or InputColors set, they will override a COLOR command.
COLOR now supports changing the console color palette with either an .INI file (for example, as used by the ColorTool utility), or an .ITERMCOLORS file. The syntax is:
COLOR /F filename
If you are running in a Take Command tab window, COLOR will pass the new colors to Take Command to update the tab window. You can have a different color palette in each tab window.
You can set the foreground and background color in a TCC console window (not a TCMD tab window) to 16 million or 256 colors with the /FG and /BG options. You must be running Windows 10 or 11 and have ANSI enabled.
|/FG:rgb||Sets the foreground color to the 16 million color RGB value specified. Valid ranges for r, g, and b are 0-255.|
|/BG:rgb||Sets the background color to the 16 million color RGB value specified. Valid ranges for r, g, and b are 0-255.|
|/FG:color||Sets the foreground color to the 256 color (xterm) value specified. Valid range for color is 0 - 255.|
|/FG:color||Sets the background color to the 256 color (xterm) value specified. Valid range for color is 0 - 255.|
|/P||Displays a color picker dialog to select a color. Must be used with /FG or /BG, and cannot be combined with /F.|