Finding the right pair of Joy-Cons is an important process. You can make your Joy-Cons fit your style with colors that match your favorite games. Joy-Cons of all colors are in stock regularly so you can buy as many different-colored extra Joy-Cons as you want! You can even make your controller look new with a silicone cover or a new shell! Here's every color Nintendo Switch Joy-Con available, plus a few customization options so you can really stand out.
Pro Tip: Do not put an adhesive skin on your Joy-Con controllers. According to DBrand, a top-named adhesive skin maker, the factory coating on the Joy-Cons and the console can be damaged by adhesives. Also, since some of these controllers are rare, they may not be available through first-party sellers.
- Standard option: Gray
- Mix it up: Red & Blue
- Bumblebee: Neon Yellow
- Splash it up: Neon Pink & Green
- Tropical paradise: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Joy-Cons
- Classic controllers: NES Controllers for Nintendo Switch
- Out of the shell: eXtremeRate Replacement Joy-Con Shells
- Customizing options: ColorWare paint
- Cover it up: Silicone covers
- Designed silicone: Splatoon 2 Silicone Cover (Japanese import)
- Get crafty: Transparent Shell replacements
- More nostalgia: NES-style Shell Replacement
Of course, the most popular color is the one that comes standard on most Nintendo Switch devices. If you want to stick with the norm, you can get this standalone pair.
When the Nintendo Switch first launched, it was available with standard gray controllers or the red and blue variety. The left Joy-Con controller is red, and the right one is blue.
Nintendo released a set of neon yellow Joy-Con controllers to coincide with the launch of ARMS. These bright controllers are hard to miss. You might even be able to see them in the dark. They're pretty hard to come across, so your best bet is to buy on eBay.
Nintendo Switch officially released the Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Con controllers in the U.S. in January of 2018. They match to the theme of Splatoon perfectly!
Nintendo released an Animal Crossing-themed Switch in March 2020 bundled with the new game. The only way to get this beautiful pair of pastel-colored Joy-Cons is by buying the bundle. However, on eBay is an option to buy replacement shells already assembled to new Joy-Cons in the same colors.
This sweet set of nostalgic NES Joy-Cons is only available to those with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Nintendo only lets you purchase one pair per customer. To learn more, read our article on how to buy new NES controllers for Nintendo Switch.
If you'd prefer more unique color options, consider switching out the shell of your Joy-Cons. There are 11 awesome colors to choose from. Just keep in mind that replacing the shell voids the warranty on your controllers. But if the warranty is already up, there's nothing to lose. This company also offers replacement back plates for your Switch console.
You can have your entire console match with a custom painted Nintendo Switch that is complete with your choice of colors for the tablet, the dock, the Joy-Cons, and the Straps. There are even options for buying just the custom painted controllers. When it comes to colors, you can choose from solids, metallics, gloss, or matte.
Get your favorite color Joy-Cons more easily and change them whenever you want with silicone cover. This seller even states that you can contact them if you'd like a combination of colors.
If you're a diehard Splatoon fan and don't want to pony up for a set of pink and green Joy-Con controllers, you can get an official Nintendo silicon cover with the Splatoon splatter design. This is a Japanese import that you can find for about a quarter of the cost of the pink and green Joy-Cons. Plus, these look even cuter.
These awesome hard-covers for your Joy-Cons will blow you away. Relive the nostalgia with the same see-through design of your old Gameboy. Something about being able to see all the cables and hardware makes it that much more exciting and retro. Plus, you get to choose from one of six colors.
Speaking of Nostalgia, you should probably get your hands on these NES style controllers as well. If you're comfortable doing the replacements, and you are starting a collection, these controllers would look great with all the vintage gaming gear on your shelf.
Gray and red are an aesthetically pleasing combination of colors. You can liven up your Switch with a set of reds (officially called "Neon Red") to pair up with your standard set.
Blue is a trendy color, so much so that they are nearly impossible to find nowadays. If you really want this pair, you're probably going to have to buy them used.
This is yet another set of Joy-Cons that are only available via a Switch bundle. The colors match two of your favorite Pokémon and also go along with the design of the Pikachu and Eevee-themed dock. This pair is extremely rare, and will cost you a pretty penny.
This color set is perfect for Halloween. If that your aesthetic, this is a great set to check out. Keep in mind the December 6, 2020, in-stock date if you're ordering through certain retailers.
These green Joy-Cons released just two days before Luigi's Mansion. They match the scared plumber's attire and are the perfect controllers to use when playing the new game. The color was a Best Buy exclusive, but now you're better off trying to find a pair from a reseller, or customizing a pair yourself.
There are many great controller options for the Nintendo Switch, but the Joy-Cons are by far the most customizable. Whether you simply want a change in color or you didn't care for the color Joy-Cons your Switch came with, there are several replacement options out there. Customizing your controllers adds a touch of you to your console set up and changes the overall feel of your console. There are tons of different designs and color choices out there for you to consider, so make sure you pick the one that pulls your heart the most!
I personally love the vibrancy of the Mario Red Joy-Cons and the unique shade of red. The Neon Orange and Neon Purple set also looks great flanking the sides of any Nintendo Switch. Keep in mind the October 21, 2020 in stock date if you're ordering through certain retailers.
Since Joy-Cons can be incredibly expensive, you might want to consider the cheaper option of switching out the shell with an eXtremeRate replacement Joy-Con shell. In addition to the beautiful red, there are several other colors to choose from. If you love the feeling of nostalgia, consider these NES Classic style controllers.
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