Change the Color of the Unreal Editor UI in UE5

Change the color of the Unreal Editor UI in UE5

Article written by Joe R.

If you’re using multiple branches of Unreal Engine, or just want to create your own visual theme for your team, you can change the color and style of the Editor’s UI. Start by going to Edit > Editor Preferences > Appearance. By default, this should be the first tab you see when opening the Editor Preferences window.

Changing Colors

In the Appearances window, under the Colors section is the Active Theme setting. This is the current theme of your Editor. You can create your own theme and save it, or load in one that has been shared with you. If you want to make a new theme, just duplicate an existing theme, rename it and save it.

Once you’ve done that, you can change any number of UI elements to whichever color you’d like in the Theme Editor. Simply select one of the colors to open a color picker to pick which hue you want to use. Once you’re done selecting colors, hit Save and save the theme somewhere if you’ve not already. There’s a lot of variety in how you can change the colors of your editor.

Color code different branches, make it match your teams/projects colors, or whatever you need!

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I tried but doesn’t work on UE 5.0.3.
Creating a theme and saving it is not persistent. The *.json is still there but is ignored on restart and not longer available.

  • Importing the *.json fails.
  • The color pickers don’t work. Pressing ok does nothing.
    [EDIT]- editing the default theme seems to work though.

@Joe_Radak Thank you! But how do I change the text color of the blueprint node titles? They’re a dull gray and I miss seeing the easier to read white titles that were in UE4. Thanks!

EDIT: I just found the value, praise God! :smiley: To change the title color of nodes in UE5, duplicate the current theme and change the “Foreground” setting to be white as shown below, and click “Save” when you’re done. Definitely easier to read now!