When WordPress was updated to version 3.8 it came with a lot of new great and exciting features and also the admin dashboard got a facelift. The new design is based on the WordPress plugin MP6. Out with the old and in with new fresh colors and options. Perfect because it’s been a while since the admin UI was updated and the new designs looks great.
Now, the entire admin dashboard have a fresh new look and more colorful designs. Under the tab users and your profile in WordPress, you now have eight new and different color schemes to choose from: Fresh, Light, Blue, Midnight, Coffee, Ectoplasm, Ocean, and Sunrise and all are created with modern and trendy flat design.
But if you would like to be able to select more colors, you can easily install some free WordPress plugins that we present in the list below to spice up your website colors a bit more. Here are 5 free WordPress admin color scheme plugins.
Easy Admin Color Schemes
With the Easy Admin Color Schemes plugin you can create and customize the colors of the admin user interface. You add a new UI to the WordPress admin and then you can easily add, edit, import, and export custom admin color schemes. This is a simple and easy plugin to colorize your dashboard in style.
Admin Color Schemes
The Admin Color Schemes plugin gives you another 8 new color schemes to brighten and light up your dashboard in WordPress. The colors are in the same stylish shades and they are also designed with flat design style.
Admin Color Schemer
With the Admin Color Schemer plugin can you create your own color schemes. Under the Tools menu in WordPress you can start with four basic colors or create and customize other colorful schemes. Admin Color Schemer is easy to install via the plugins tab in your dashboard. Note, your uploads folder needs to be writable in order to save the scheme.
WP Admin Classic Colors
If you have updated to WordPress 3.8 but can not find the color or the color scheme you want and maybe miss the old familiar colors! Then this is a plugin for you. WP Admin Classic Colors add a new color scheme with shades between earlier classical light gray and blue colors plus the new flat design.
WordPress Admin Color Scheme Generator
With the WordPress Admin Color Scheme Generator you can choose your favorite colors to your admin dashboard. Pick your colors and then the color scheme is generated as a stand-alone WordPress plugin zip file. Download, install, activate, and you will see your new color scheme option in your user profile. Read more about the plugin on Github.