Setting the font color of TButton does not change the color (D5)

The new color shows up in the object inspector, but the button is not
affected. This is the case with TButton, with TBitBtn however it works.

I looked for the color property of both button types, but didn't find it.
So I published it in a descendant button control (TMyColorButton). Alas, as
with the font color, setting the background color leads to nothing but

I simply want a button with a background color and a font color different
from the standard black and gray look. Anyone know why this is problematic?

?ivind Mller