How can I change the text and icon colors for tabBarItems in iOS 7?

There are two things you need to do for this: 1) If you want to customize the TabBar itself, you need to set the barTintColor for the tabBarController: // this will generate a black tab bar tabBarController.tabBar.barTintColor = [UIColor blackColor]; // this will give selected icons and text your apps tint color tabBarController.tabBar.tintColor = appTintColor; … Read more