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How to Change Twitch Name Color [Gradients Included]

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One key thing that differentiates us on Twitch is our username colors. In fact, many regulars grow accustomed to "recognizing" someone based on their name color rather than always reading the username itself. Fortunately, there are more colors available on the platform than you will ever need on the platform.

This post will teach you how to change your Twitch username color to blue, green, purple, or any other hue you can imagine.

Requirements to Change Twitch Username to Any Color

While there are some “free” colors that any Twitch account can access if you want to use any color for your Twitch name, you will need to activate one of the following on your account.

  • Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch Prime) – Not only will you be able to edit your Twitch username color, but you can also change global emotes in your chat settings as well. The cool thing about Prime, however, is that you will be given the opportunity to subscribe to one Twitch channel for free each month. When subbed to the channel, they will be able to immediately access that streamer’s video feed without having to watch ads that show on the page. They will also be able to use that streamer’s community emotes in any chat on the site. If you already have an Amazon Prime Account, you can activate this feature for no additional cost.
  • Twitch Turbo – Twitch Turbo users will be able to personalize many things about their accounts, not just change the color of their Twitch name. Those who purchase the Turbo plan will also be able to watch any stream without having to watch ads beforehand. If you watch many streamers on the site, it may make more sense for your to purchase Twitch Turbo so that you can easily change streams without having to watch ads on the websites.

How To Change Twitch Name Color in Settings

To change your name hue in Twitch chat, you will need to follow these steps in your profile settings:

  1. Step 1

    Profile picture

    Log in to Twitch and click your profile picture at the top right of your screen.

  2. Step 2

    Settings option

    Click the “Settings” option from the drop-down menu.

  3. Step 3

    Prime gaming chat color

    Select the “Prime Gaming” tab. The “Chat Color” section allows you to customize the settings of your username’s color as it will show up in chat. 

  4. Step 4

    Once you are in the Prime Gaming section, scroll around the color block or move the color scale until you find the perfect color for your Twitch name. Alternatively, you can use the hex color code.

  5. Step 5

    When you are done, click the “Confirm color” to let the website know the color of your username.

  6. Step 6

    Visit the live channel of your choice and try out your new global name color. Other users watching the same channel should be able to see how it appears.

How to Get A Gradient Name on Twitch (Multicolor Name)

Recently, chatters have been showing off gradient names on Twitch, causing a mini-sensation on the platform. It took a little digging, but we figured out how they appear.

People who subscribe to 7TV are able to not only gain emote benefits, but they are also given several options for changing the way their name looks on Twitch. The subscription currently costs €3.99 and allows you to access a browser extension that is available on both desktop and mobile.

How to Change Your Name Color in Twitch Chat

You also have the ability to change the color of your name while watching your favorite stream. All you have to do is send a message in Twitch chat. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Log in to your Twitch account and visit the stream of your choice.

  2. Step 2

    Type color

    In the chatbox, type in “/color” then press enter on your keyboard.

  3. Step 3

    Replace color with the color name of your choice

    After you hit enter, you will be able to see the following text: /color [color]. Replace the [color] with the color name of your choice. You can also use a hex code if you have Twitch Turbo or Prime. When you are done, click enter to send the message.

  4. Step 4

    Your color has been changed

    A message stating that your color has been changed should show up in the chatbox. Send another chat to view your new Twitch name color.

Color Options for Free Accounts

If you choose to not connect to the extra features given by Turbo or Prime, you can still change the color of your Twitch name to a few basic colors in Twitch chat.

These will include the basic “rainbow colors” such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. You can also choose BlueViolet, CadetBlue, Chocolate, Coral, DodgerBlue, Firebrick, GoldenRod, HotPink, OrangeRed, SeaGreen, SpringGreen, and YellowGreen.

Invalid parameters

If you choose a color that doesn’t exist, you will be given an “invalid parameters” command error that will show the names of the display colors available.

You will not be able to choose the specific hue of the color and will be given the basic display color. For extra colors, you will need to upgrade your account.

How to Change Twitch Name to White

If you want to change your Twitch name to the color white (so that it looks invisible to normal users with white backgrounds), you will need to purchase Twitch Turbo or Prime Gaming (through your Amazon Prime account).

Change Twitch name to white

At that point, you can either change your Twitch name in chat or through the Prime settings to the hex color code #ffffff. At that point, your username color will show up as white when you talk in chat.

Note that the only way others will be able to see the white is if they are on light-screen mode and they haven’t selected the option to only see readable colors.

How to Change Your Name Color to Black

If you want to change the color of your name to black (to make it difficult to see on Twitch dark mode), you will need to subscribe to Prime or purchase Twitch Turbo.

Change Twitch name to black

At that point, you will be able to change your Twitch username color either in the backend or in the chatbox of your choice. Use the hex code #000000 to get black.

How to Change Your Name Color to Twitch Purple

If you are a big fan of the platform and want to have Twitch purple as the color of your name, you will need to have Prime or Turbo.

Change Twitch name to purple

At that point, you can change your Twitch name color in chat or the backend by using the hex code #9146FF.

While you can choose Twitch’s branding, streamers will often choose a username color that is an example of their personal branding. If you create a banner or emotes with a specific color (green, blue, etc) on display, it may be a good play to feature it in the color of your username as well. That way, your chat identity will match your streamer identity throughout the website.

How to Change Other User’s Twitch Names to Readable Colors

As there are many username color options that are difficult to read, Twitch made it easier for streamers who hope to interact with their chatters to see who is typing during their stream. Here is how you can change all usernames in the world to colors you can easily read:

  1. Step 1

    Log in to Twitch and go to any chat on the website.

  2. Step 2

    Chat appearance

    Click on the cog icon and choose the “Chat Appearance” option that appears on the menu.

  3. Step 3

    Readable colors

    Toggle the “Readable Colors” option to on. You can also take advantage of more options that are available in this menu, such as font size, timestamps, emote animation, and replies.

  4. Step 4

    Resume chatting.

Can You Make Your Twitch Name Glow?

You may have come across a username on Twitch that glows and want the same for your own chat identity. Unfortunately, the glow option was a limited feature set up by BetterTTV (Better Twitch TV). A few people were able to make their username glow and keep the option after it was discontinued.


There are many more colors for your username than the one given to you when you first signed up for Twitch. Whether you want green, red, blue, or a specific hex color close to your heart, you can easily change it with a simple command or in the backend of your account.

About the Author


Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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