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  1. nightspark's Avatar
    Attachment 62865
    Since cobalt is the only accent color in 8.1 that is different from 8.0 I'm afraid to say this was a design choice rather than any kind of color accuracy issue. A very poor design choice as cobalt was probably my favorite accent color.

    Attachment 62866
    As you can see the new cobalt is lighter, less saturated and looks more like a light purple on certain screens than blue. This is even more evident when you compare them in text messaging, the people tile, and the task switcher which uses darker and lighter shades of the accent colors. It's just not the same obviously.

    This is not the first time MS has modified an accent color in WP but it certainly is the most dramatic and IMO disappointing. I would have much rather them add more colors (Nokia Blue anyone?) than replace a popular one.

    Note: The darker shade of the original cobalt is very close to Nokia Blue oddly enough.
    Man, I miss the old Cobalt. Any chance we could get an app that allows changing of the accent color? I'm doubtful MS will change the color back (wouldn't mind being wrong).
    04-17-2014 11:31 PM
  2. sdreamer's Avatar
    Hope they change it back because it's horrible on Windows 8 when your syncing your theme. It's way too light.
    04-18-2014 09:24 PM
  3. carlosrdd's Avatar
    The new cobalt is fine but please bring back the old one... I miss it more on the chats...
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    04-19-2014 12:25 AM
  4. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Mine is quite close with the Indigo theme... Which is good. I prefer this than the old one. :)
    04-22-2014 06:39 AM
  5. Kacey Green's Avatar
    I got it back by changing the synced theme from my Surface running 8.1 update either that or it's a placebo. It did make my desktop look funny with the new cobalt until I changed it back
    04-22-2014 06:42 AM
  6. Will6371's Avatar
    You need to understand the fact that this is developer preview and colours of the screen are related to firmware. Until you see a firmware from your manufacturer, you are not going to be able to see this change.
    Are you saying that the colours haven't changed?
    04-22-2014 07:07 AM
  7. Nimdock's Avatar
    Microsoft should just allow us to use a hex for the color of our choice.
    04-22-2014 09:10 AM
  8. Kirill Shilov's Avatar
    Hello, please vote to bring back the old Cobalt theme on Uservoice: Please bring back the old Cobalt theme. – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone
    07-08-2014 10:35 AM
  9. psgenious's Avatar
    8.1
    Attachment 62517

    8.0
    Attachment 62516

    Hope this wasn't a design choice.
    lol , if you are on pc , drag the lower image to the upper and the difference will be gone :p
    07-08-2014 11:25 AM
  10. hs k's Avatar
    Nah screw this, crimson on phone looks pink on computer. We need more accent colors.
    07-08-2014 11:51 AM
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