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So I have my computer set up just the way I want, with gnome 3 in my favorite color scheme, and the terminal in a matching background/text color scheme. Even the login screen has my Desktop background.

However it is a little jarring when I shut down/use grubby and its in the default maroon and white scheme. Is there any way to change this to make it more similar to my own color scheme in terminal?

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Does this work for you? – Glutanimate Oct 13 '12 at 0:45

You might find installing grub-customizer to be useful.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Also it may interest you to take a look at this question.

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The default purple gets set in /lib/plymouth/themes/default.grub (background_color 44,0,30) where the 3 numbers are the RGB colour value. All other information I think is here and in the linked question. – Will Daniels Nov 7 '12 at 21:12

Open a terminal, right click anywhere, and select "Profiles --> Profile Preferences." From here, use the Colors and Background tabs.

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