Change Option Menu Background Color and Text Color on Android

You can change option menu background color with this simple code in your Styles.xml file

example for menu background and text

Go to app > values > styles.xml

To create a new theme enter this xml code, you can also enter the code in an already existing theme after removing the “<styles” blocks

This xml code will change the background color of your option menu, You can set colors for your background and text at app > values > colors.xml and refer to those colors

<style name="Mytheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.NoActionBar" >
       <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorwhite</item>
       <item name="android:itemBackground">@color/black</item>
       <item name="android:textColor">@color/white</item>


Screenshot for reference


Screenshot of menu item theme color change


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