Flutter Switch – Inactive Thumb Color

Inactive Thumb Color for Switch

Flutter Inactive Thumb Color is the color used for the thumb area of the Switch when the Switch is in off state.

To set a specific color for the Switch’s thumb, when the Switch is inactive, set inactiveThumbColor of Switch with the required Color value.

Flutter Switch - Inactive Thumb Color

Code Snippet

  inactiveThumbColor: Colors.red,


In the following example, we shall implement a Switch widget with inactive thumb color set to Colors.deepOrangeAccent.


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => runApp(const MyApp());

/// main application widget
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  static const String _title = 'Flutter Application';

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: _title,
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(title: const Text(_title)),
        body: const MyStatefulWidget(),

/// stateful widget that the main application instantiates
class MyStatefulWidget extends StatefulWidget {
  const MyStatefulWidget({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  State<MyStatefulWidget> createState() => _MyStatefulWidgetState();

/// private State class that goes with MyStatefulWidget
class _MyStatefulWidgetState extends State<MyStatefulWidget> {
  bool isSwitched = false;
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Center(
      child: Column(
        children: <Widget>[
            padding: const EdgeInsets.all(50.0),
            child: Switch(
              inactiveThumbColor: Colors.deepOrangeAccent,
              value: isSwitched,
              onChanged: (value) {
                setState(() {
                  isSwitched = value;

iPhone Screenshot

Flutter Switch - Inactive Thumb Color


In this Flutter Tutorial, we learned how to set color for Switch widget’s thumb area when the state of the Switch is inactive.

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