E-mail font color is changed automatically vom black to white

Hello everyone,

In our invitation e-mail, we have set the font color to "black" and the background to "light blue".
If the invitation is now opened in Outlook with Office Design "black", the font is automatically changed to "white".

However, the font color should still remain "black".

Can anyone help me with this problem?



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Does this issue occur only when the  Outlook Office Design is  "black"?

I have the Outlook Office Design color "dark grey". There is no problem with the font color here.


Only the Office Design color "black" and "Apply system settings" are changed.

Franziska Tiefengraber,

Possibly,hen O wutlook's "Black" Office Design is applied, it prioritizes high contrast between text and background for better readability. Since your background is "light blue," the default behavior is automatically changing the font color to "white" for optimal contrast.

Please try the following solution: 
Disable Automatic Color Adjustment:

  • In Outlook, go to File > Options.
  • Click on the General tab.
  • Under Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office, select the Office Theme as desired (e.g., Colorful, White).
  • Crucially, check the box next to "Never change the message background color."
  • Click OK.

This setting prevents Outlook from automatically adjusting the font color based on the background, ensuring your black font remains.

Thank you very much for your help!

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