The icons in your Finder sidebar display in whatever color you choose and macOS Big Sur adds more than ever before. The Accent color is used throughout the user interface for menus, buttons, active form fields, and more.
To select an Accent Color:
- Go to the Apple menu at the top left side of your screen.
- Choose System Preferences > General.
- Below the Light and Dark buttons, you’ll see the “Accent color” option.
This allows you to select the color to use for buttons, pop-up menus, and other user interface controls. You can choose from blue, purple, pink, orange, red, yellow, green, graphite, or “Other.”
If you choose “other” in the Highlight Color dropdown, a color picker will pop up allowing you to customize your accent color.
To select a Highlight Color:
Changing your accent color will automatically change your highlight color to match. Highlight color is the color of the highlighted text. However, you can choose to have different highlight colors and accent colors. To change the former, choose a color from the Highlight color dropdown menu.