The Colors options manage and define the colors of the Rhino interface.

Viewport colors


The color of the working area background behind the grid lines.

Major grid line

The color of major grid lines.

Minor grid line

The color of minor grid lines.

X/Y/Z-axis line

The color of the construction plane x, y, and z-axes.

World axes icon X/Y/Z

The colors of the direction arrows for the world axes icon.


The layout paper background color.

Object display

Selected objects

The color of selected objects.

Locked objects

The color of locked objects.

New Layer

The color for new layers.

Interface objects


The color of the feedback curves. One example of a feedback curve is the line you see when you drag objects.

Tracking lines

The color of the tracking line. One example of a tracking line is the line you see when you use elevator mode.


The color of the full-screen crosshairs.

Layer dialog box

Layout settings background

The color of the layout background.


Changes the colors of various parts of the Rhino window.

Window color 1

Window color 2

Window color 3

Window border

Window text

Active viewport title

Inactive viewport title

Widget colors

U-axis color

The color of the mapping widget u-axis.

V-axis color

The color of the mapping widget v-axis.

W-axis color

The color of the mapping widget w-axis.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom color settings will be lost.

To save options


Save Options settings to a file.


Restore Options settings from a file.

Note: When multiple sessions of Rhino are open at one time, changes made in the last Rhino session closed will be saved.

See also

Appearance options

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