Windows 11 is designed to be a calmer and more pleasant operating system but Microsoft may also be aiming for a more moody look.

Windows insider Paul Thurrott is claiming that Microsoft plans to ship the OS in Dark Mode by default.

The operating system of course does have a very pleasant dark theme, as can be seen below, but so far the Insider builds have defaulted to the more iPad-like Light Theme.

Windows 11 Dark Theme 4

There is some concern that Dark Mode may not look good on every monitor, and darker screens can be less legible for older eyes.

If true, what do our readers think of this news? Let us know below.


Microsoft has now clarified that Windows 11 will ship in Light Mode by default. You can read about it here.