Changing the Color Theme
Trail: Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing
Lesson: Modifying the Look and Feel
Section: Nimbus Look and Feel

Changing the Color Theme

The Nimbus look and feel has a set of default colors, but you are not required to use them. You can change the colors to match your corporate brand or other color scheme.

All of the colors used by Nimbus are stored as a set of UIManager properties. You can change any or all of these properties before you set the look and feel. For example:

UIManager.put("nimbusBase", new Color(...));
UIManager.put("nimbusBlueGrey", new Color(...));
UIManager.put("control", new Color(...));

for (LookAndFeelInfo info : UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
    if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {

These three base colors, nimbusBase, nimbusBlueGrey, and control, will address most of your needs. See a full list of color keys and their default values on the Nimbus Defaults page.

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