How to Enable and Use Color Filters on Windows 11

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Use Window’s built-in color filters to help color blindness

Color filters are not just fun to play around with, but in hindsight, they can be incredibly useful as well. The Windows operating system features its color filters primarily for colorblindness. Windows 10 had these filters as well, but in the ‘Ease of Access’ settings. Windows 11 integrates all three filters in the ‘Accessibility’ settings.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the quick and easy steps to enable and use color filters on your Windows 11 PC.

First, launch the ‘Settings’ app. Either click the ‘Windows’ button on your PC’s taskbar and select ‘Settings’ from the pinned apps. Or right-click on the ‘Windows’ button and select ‘Settings’ from the pop-up menu.

You could also use the shortcut Windows key + I key to launch this application.

Now, click the ‘Accessibility’ settings option from the left list of options on the ‘Settings’ page. Select ‘Color filters’ under ‘Vision’ on the ‘Accessibility’ settings side.

The first section on the ‘Color filters’ screen is the ‘Color filter preview’. This section will reflect the choice of color filters and provide a preview of the chosen filter. To enable color filters on your Windows 11 PC, click the empty ‘OFF’ toggle next to ‘Color filters’ to turn it ‘ON’, and fill the toggle. Now, all color filters are at your disposal.

Windows 11 features a total of 6 color filters for deuteranopia, tritanopia, protanopia, and achromatopia, in addition to two inverted filters – greyscale inverted and inverted.

Choose your color filter by clicking the radio button in front of the option. Your choice will immediately reflect on the screen and show more significance in the vibrant ‘Color filter preview’ section.


That’s about color filters on Windows 11. We really hope you found our guide useful and more importantly, we hope the filters help color blindness.