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Explained: How To Change Color On Razer Keyboard?

Learn how you can customize your Razer keyboard's color using Chroma Studio and Synapse.

If you own a Razer keyboard, you might be wondering about how to change your keyboard color. Well, if your keyboard does support RGB, the process is fairly simple. Changing the color of the Razer Keyboard requires little effort, such as pressing function keys or using a software.

Key Takeaways  

  • Keyboards with RGB feature let you change the color scheme.  
  • You can turn on RGB on your Razer keyboard by pressing FN + F9 shortcut keys. 
  • To customize the lighting on your Razer keyboard, you can use Chroma Studio, Razer Synapse 2, Razer Synapse 3, and other methods.

How Do I Turn RGB On Razer Keyboard?

RGB Keyboard
How RGB looks like on a keyboard – Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
RGB colors on a keyboard can add aesthetic appeal to your gaming setup, especially when placed in dark environments. To turn on RGB on your Razer keyboard, press the FN + F9 keys to turn on the Razer keyboard’s lighting. Alternatively, you can use Razer’s Synapse software to illuminate your Razer keyboard. 

Also Read: How To Change Corsair Keyboard Color

How To Change Color On Razer Keyboard?  

If you want to customize the lighting on your Razer keyboard, you can try following the methods present in this section. 

With Keyboard Shortcuts

Razer Keyboard with color on keyboard
RAZER Huntsman Tournament Edition Gaming Keyboard – Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Razer has seven different color profiles built into some of their new keyboards. They have a shortcut assigned to each of these profiles. When you press the shortcut keys, the lighting on your keyboard switches to the color of that profile. 

On your Razer keyboard, press FNCtrl + 1-7 to change the color of the lighting on your keyboard. This is a simple and timesaving option to customize your keyboard lighting. To customize these color profiles, you’ll have to use Razer Synapse. 

With Chroma Studio 

Lighting Effect to change color on Razer Keyboard
Lighting Effect on Razer Keyboard – Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Another method to change the colors of your Razer keyboard is to use Chroma Studio, which allows you to customize colors and effects of your liking.  

  1. First, open Razer Synapse on your computer and select Chroma Studio under Modules. 
  2. Start by selecting an effect under the ADD EFFECT option in the Studio tab. 
  3. Now, choose the Chroma effect. It will be added to your layers. So, to create your Chroma effect, different options are available on the toolbar, including, Selector (Ctrl + S), which allow you to develop the highlighting development a Pen (Ctrl + P), which enables you to draw on LEDs, Paint Bucket (Ctrl +B) just like MS Paint giving you access to fill in the color with the current effect, Move and Remove tools to drag the positions or to delete the entire product. 
  4. Next, choose the keys you’re decided to show the effect.
  5. One way to select the keys is to choose directly on the keyboard or via the Quick Selections menu.
  6. Select the key, and choose the color in the EFFECTS settings on the right. You can also select different gradient patterns. Another important thing is every effect on Synapse has its speed, playback, density, and angle options. Choose your favorite product and then click on SAVE. 
  7. To add on, the left side of the screen shows you the custom effects, so you know what you have created. 

Also Check: How To Change Alienware Keyboard Color?

With Synapse 2.0

Synapse 2
Razer Synapse 2.0 Software

Razer Inc. specially designed Razer Synapsemputer’s peripherals that show backlighting. Install the Synapse app and sign up or log in with your username and password. To change color, follow these steps. 

  1. Start by opening Synapse 2, then select your Razer keyboard from the devices connected to your PC.
  2. Click on LIGHTING. Here you can customize anything from the brightness, effects, colors, and more. 
  3. Save your custom lighting profile and learn its assigned shortcut.
  4. Use the shortcut to switch to the colors at any time.

With Synapse 3.0

Synapse 3
Razer Synapse 3.0 software

If your Razer keyboard only has support for Synapse 3, you can use it to change the color on your Razer keyboard. Follow these instructions to do that:

  1. Open Synapse 3, select your Razer keyboard and click on LIGHTING. 
  2. Once you hit on the EFFECTS panel, change the color and effects according to your liking.  
  3. Click on the SWITCH LIGHTING option to switch between your desired lighting effects.  
  4. Click on KEYBOARD; under that panel, tap the CUSTOMIZE button, then click on SWITCH LIGHTING, choose your preferred illuminating effect, and then click on SAVE.  

This way, you can alter the default colors and effects of the Razer keyboard. 

Also Read: How To Change The Color Of Corsair RAM

How To Change Color On Razer Keyboard For Xbox/PS4/PS5? 

In this section, we’ll show you how to change the color on the razer keyboard for Xbox.


Razer released their Turret series keyboards in 2019 to be used on Xbox. Users with this keyboard might want to know how to change the keyboard color on their Xbox.

If you have an Xbox, you can also change the color of Razer hardware using Razer’s Synapse software. Just download Razer Synapse from Microsoft Store on your Xbox to do that. After that, you can follow the instructions in the guide to customize the colors on your Razer keyboard.


Unfortunately, Razer Synapse is not compatible with PS4/PS5. To change the color of your Razer keyboard on PS4/PS5, you’ll have to connect it to a third-party device such as your PC. Then change the color of your keyboard by using Synapse software.

Once you change the color of your keyboard to the color you want, reconnect it back to the PS4/PS5. This is the only way of changing colors on your Razer keyboard on PS4/PS5.  

Also Read: RAZER Huntsman Tournament Edition Gaming Keyboard Review

Final Thoughts 

In this article, we covered how to turn on RGB on your Razer keyboard, some methods to change the color on your Razer keyboard, and how to do that on Xbox and PS4/PS5 platforms.


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Abdemanaf has been a creative writer since 2011. He first dwelled in the tech world in early 2015 and has since compared many product offerings by different companies. Abdemanaf started working for Tech4Gamers in February 2022 as a blog and comparison writer.


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