This help article will demonstrate a step by step tutorial how to customize the ControlDefault theme for RadListControl.
Open VisualStyleBuilder: Start menu (Start >> Programs >> Telerik >> UI for WinForms [version] >> Tools).
Export the built-in themes in a specific folder by selecting File >> Export Built-in Themes.
Load a desired theme from the just exported files by selecting File >> Open Package.
Select RadListVisualItem in Controls Structure on the left side. Then, select MouseOver in the Element States section.
Modify the applied fill repository item.
Save the theme by selecting File >> Save As.
Now, you can apply your custom theme to RadListControl by using the demonstrated approach in the following link: Using custom themes