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How To Change Corsair Keyboard Color

Learn how to change the colors through the official software, keyboard shortkeys, and more.

Corsair keyboards provide a wide range of lighting modes and options to customize the keyboard based on your gaming and aesthetic needs. If you want to customize them properly, you should learn about how to change the Corsair keyboard color. If you want to learn about the global method of changing keyboard colors, read our extensive guide on how to do it

Key Takeaways

  • Custom lighting effects on Corsair keyboards can be created and saved as presets in Custom Mode, allowing for unique and personalized lighting options.
  • Corsair iCUE software offers a variety of lighting customization options, and users can save their preferred profiles to their computer for future use.
  • Keyboard shortcuts can be used to quickly switch between lighting modes and colors and adjust brightness and speed on Corsair keyboards

You can change the Corsair keyboard color through the following methods. 

Using Corsair iCUE Software

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change the lights of your Corsair keyboard using Corsair iCUE software:

  1. Download the iCUE software > Connect the Corsair keyboard to the computer.
  2. Launch iCUE > Devices > Pick the connected Corsair keyboard.
  3. Click Lighting Effects > Choose a lighting mode.
  4. Click on the colored square to select a color in Static Mode. The sliders also allow you to change the backlit color’s saturation and brightness.
  5. Save Profile > Assign to Device to apply the profile to the keyboard.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

These are the go-to shortcuts you can use to modify color and brightness on a Corsair keyboard:

  • Windows + F1: Switch between lighting modes.
  • Fn + Left/Right: Cycle between the different colors.
  • Fn + Up/Down: Adjust brightness.
  • Fn + Left/Right: Change the speed of the lighting effect.

Corsair K55 Keyboard

You can use different key combinations to change the color, which can be found below:

  • Fn + F1: Change color of the left zone.
  • Fn + F2: Change color of the middle zone.
  • Fn + F3: Change color of number pad.
  • Fn + 1: Red, green, blue
  • Fn + 2: Yellow, cyan, purple
  • Fn + 3: Blue, cyan, pink
  • Fn + 4: Purple, green, yellow
  • Fn + 5: Yellow, purple, cyan
  • Fn + 6: Green, blue, light blue
  • Fn + 7: off
  • Fn + 8: Changes to Solid color (press to toggle).
  • Fn + minus (-): Rainbow mode.

Using Third-Party Software

Aurora, OpenRGB, and RGB Fusion are some of the most widely used software to change color across various keyboards, including the ones made by Corsair. 

If you own keyboards from other brands, read our guides on how to change the color of the MageGee keyboard, HyperX keyboard, and Alienware keyboard

Corsair Keyboard Lighting Modes

Here are the different lighting modes that you can choose from:

  • Static Color Mode 
  • Rainbow Wave Mode 
  • Color Shift Mode 
  • Color Pulse Mode
  • Color Wave Mode
  • Type Lighting Mode
  • Reactive Typing Mode
  • Custom Mode

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change the color of my Corsair keyboard to match the lighting of my room?

While Corsair’s iCUE software does not have a built-in option for syncing keyboard lighting with room lighting, third-party software options such as Philips Hue Sync may offer this functionality. Note that this may require additional hardware, such as Philips Hue lights.

Can I use iCUE to change the color of my Corsair keyboard on a Mac?

While Corsair’s iCUE software is not compatible with Mac computers, Corsair does offer a separate software called “iCUE for macOS” that provides some limited customization options for Corsair keyboards on Mac computers.


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