Change Themes for Spotify for Desktop Using Spicetify

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs from all over the world. It is available in form of smartphone apps, web apps and also desktop clients. Spotify is free for use despite the fact that it plays a lot of ads in between the songs for the free Spotify account holders. You can have these annoying ads removed by upgrading your account to the premium subscription.

On Windows 10, it is available from the Microsoft Store in form of a universal app and also in the classic desktop application version. In the latter case, you change its default green colored theme to any color of your choice using an open-source tool called Spicetify.

Spicetify is a command line tool and everything has to be done through the command line interface. You can begin by giving the command spicetify and then spicetify backup apply enable-devtool to start using spicetify. The first command without any argument creates a configuration file. The second command creates the basic theme files – user.css and color.ini.


You can change these two files yourself to create your own themes, or you can download themes created by others from the internet. There are hundreds of Spotify themes available from From these themes, you need only two files – user.css and color.ini. You can copy these two files from the downloaded themes to the “Themes” folder of the Spicetify program.


Once you have done this, you can give the command spicetify update. This will update the Spotify theme instantly but you still have to refresh the new theme. For refreshing Spotify so that it can load the new theme, you can switch to the Spotify window and press Ctrl+Shift+R hotkey.

If you want to restore Spotify to its original official theme, you can give the command spicetify restore and then either relaunch Spotify or refresh its interface using the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+R.

You can download Spicetify from