During the Windows business training, which we give by IT’S ON – Training and Consulting, at partner companies that hire our services, one of the topics that we teach employees during the course is how to activate Dark Mode in Windows 11’s Paint.

The reasons that can lead the user to need to know how to activate dark mode in Paint are the most diverse. For example, dimming the screen and resting your eyes in poorly lit places. Or simply combine it with the Windows 11 graphical interface, which also has a dark mode.

In this post, we will guide you through the necessary steps to use dark mode in Paint for Windows 11.

How to enable dark mode in Paint

To enable dark mode in Paint for Windows 11, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Microsoft Paint.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Application Theme section to expand the options.
  4. Check the Dark option.

After following the steps above, Paint will activate dark mode.

Tip: check the Use system settings option if you already know how to enable dark mode in Windows 11. This way, if Windows 11 is in light mode, Paint will also be in light mode. If Windows 11 is in dark mode, Paint is also in dark mode.


To match the graphical interface of Windows 11, Microsoft has introduced a new feature that allows you to use Microsoft Paint dark mode.

So, follow the steps in this tutorial and let us know in the comments if you liked Paint’s dark mode.

3 comentários em “How to enable Paint dark mode in Windows 11

  1. there’s no dark mode option in my paint of windows 11

  2. Mine is fully updated, until last update/version/build and dark mode doesn’t work either.

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