# PowerTip: Write PowerShell Output in Color Without Using Write-Host

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Write colorized output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet.

How can you write output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet?

Set ForegroundColor to a different color by using \$host.Ui.RawUi, and then use the Write-Output cmdlet to write the output. When you are finished, set the ForegroundColor back to its original color.

PS C:\> \$t = \$host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor

PS C:\> \$host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor = “DarkGreen”

PS C:\> Write-Output “this is green output”

this is green output

PS C:\> \$host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor = \$t

PS C:\>