Why Facebook is Blue in Colour?

When you open Facebook, the first thing that you notice is the blue colour it uses. Ever wondered why is Facebook so blue in colour and not changing its colour scheme?

Ever since they started as 'thefacebook', Facebook has remained with the blue colour. Although major changes have been made in the Facebook theme since then, the major unchanged thing has been the blue colour.

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Facebook from its early days when it was known as  thefacebook

A fact: In its earlier days, thefacebook.com required you to have an .edu email id to join.

Everywhere from its login page to Facebook groups, you find only blue.

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Facebook Login Page. All Blue!

The reason for this is that Mark Zuckerberg, the young co-founder of Facebook, is red-green colour-blind and blue is the richest colour for him. He confirmed this in an interview with reporter Jose Antonio Vargas of the New Yorker magazine in 2010.

Another important commercial factor for using blue colour is the fact that most colours tend to distract the viewers. Blue, on the other hand, acts as a transparent background to the main content as visible to the human brain. Due to this, most popular websites tend to use the blue colour. Blue can easily be called a webmaster's favorite colour. Blue colour is also sometimes referred to as 'Nirvana' for the brain.

All these factors make blue a prominent colour on Facebook.

If you are bored with Facebook's blue theme and want a stylish theme, visit this article on changing Facebook's theme.

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