Change the background color of a pop-up dialog

I wrote android code that shows a pop-up dialog but I want to change the background color from black to white , and then the color of the writing.

This is the dialog's code:

mPrefs = PreferenceManager.getDefaultSharedPreferences(this);

    Boolean welcomeScreenShown = mPrefs.getBoolean(welcomeScreenShownPref, false);

    if (!welcomeScreenShown) {

        String whatsNewText = getResources().getString(R.string.Text);
        new AlertDialog.Builder(this).setMessage(whatsNewText).setPositiveButton(
                R.string.ok, new DialogInterface.OnClickListener(){
            public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) {
        SharedPreferences.Editor editor = mPrefs.edit();
        editor.putBoolean(welcomeScreenShownPref, true);
        editor.commit(); // Very important to save the preference


  • If you just want a light theme and aren't particular about the specific color, then you can pass a theme id to the AlertDialog.Builder constructor.

    AlertDialog.Builder(this, AlertDialog.THEME_HOLO_LIGHT)...


    AlertDialog.Builder(this, AlertDialog.THEME_DEVICE_DEFAULT_LIGHT)...