The default color scheme of Microsoft Office 2010 is silver. Two additional color schemes — blue and black — are available. The color scheme changes the user interface background of the Outlook program window and backgrounds for most program elements including the Navigation Pane, To-Do-Bar, ribbon, message headers, and forms for contacts and tasks.

Note:  Changes to the color scheme apply to all programs that are a part of Microsoft Office 2010.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Under User Interface options, in the Color scheme list, click Blue, Silver, or Black.

Color scheme selections in the Backstage Options dialog box

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