01-06-2015 10:55 AM
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  1. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Just thought I'd post this (new to me) discovery regarding how useful the accent color Red is. I had been using cyan or teal since picking up my phone in 2013, because these accent colors matched my tiles and background images aesthetically. However, i just tried out the red accent and think it is much better and more useful/functional in practice when navigating web pages, highlighting text, inputting data in text fields, using the swype keyboard, etc.; it makes all of these tasks easier because of the greater visibility and contrast. (I cant figure out how to take a screen grab of the visibility benefits in action when texting).

    Cheers!
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    01-04-2015 12:39 PM
  2. JunIzNumbah1's Avatar
    I use pink just because I hate looking at the same colors on every device
    01-04-2015 12:53 PM
  3. Nahuel 1988's Avatar
    I use orange because it matches my phone's flip cover!
    01-04-2015 12:58 PM
  4. vineet_vpns12's Avatar
    I use orange because its my favorite color.
    01-04-2015 01:00 PM
  5. emperor_skull's Avatar
    I use cobalt
    01-04-2015 01:15 PM
  6. DieFrische's Avatar
    I use lime and sometimes yellow or amber
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    01-04-2015 01:41 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I have been using Yellow as it matches my phone's body... However, it is gard to see in certain instances.

    Red would make a lot more sense. Nice Tip.
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    01-04-2015 04:01 PM
  8. daveey's Avatar
    ...(I cant figure out how to take a screen grab of the visibility benefits in action when texting).
    Definitely takes two hands!!! ;)

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    01-04-2015 05:24 PM
  9. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    I use steel color. Love it, is perfect with dark theme and my tiles background (greyscale using polyscreen).

    Someone complains that it's difficult to see the difference between the read/unread and things like that because find the grey tones used too similar to each other... Well, in my opinion that's not true, I can tell the difference perfectly.
    01-04-2015 05:29 PM
  10. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Close... I use Crimson, although I'll go with Orange once my 930 arrives.
    01-04-2015 05:40 PM
  11. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    I use steel color. Love it, is perfect with dark theme and my tiles background (greyscale using polyscreen).

    Someone complains that it's difficult to see the difference between the read/unread and things like that because find the grey tones used too similar to each other... Well, in my opinion that's not true, I can tell the difference perfectly.
    I love that accent, but yeah, readability was challenging at times. My bigger issue, though, was not matching anything else I used.

    I have a red type cover for my surface and a red 1520, so I use crimson for tiles to give some variation.

    If they made an orange type cover, I'd never pick another one, lol.
    01-04-2015 05:44 PM
  12. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Normaly i use green.
    But thx to some bright folk on XDA i can create my own theme color,
    or any color i want.

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    01-04-2015 06:53 PM
  13. xconomicron's Avatar
    Nice. // I also have been alternating between a few colors from the registry....

    Accent Colors - Imgur

    Dunno why MS has never given us a custom color picker before ... but one thing is for sure, it's nice to set my own colors for a change (since WP7 of course using custom ROMs).
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    01-04-2015 07:31 PM
  14. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    I remember back with WP7.5 testing, Teal was called Viridian, and there was a Nokia Blue (#1080DD 16 128 221) accent which was really nice.
    01-04-2015 07:39 PM
  15. xconomicron's Avatar
    I remember back with WP7.5 testing, Teal was called Viridian, and there was a Nokia Blue (#1080DD 16 128 221) accent which was really nice.
    http://imgur.com/MNZzaZt

    I believe this is it....
    01-04-2015 09:22 PM
  16. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Normaly i use green.
    But thx to some bright folk on XDA i can create my own theme color,
    or any color i want.

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    Link to the XDA method of doing that?
    01-04-2015 10:54 PM
  17. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    01-05-2015 05:40 AM
  18. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    Hope you'll soon get into good mode because I'd really like to try some new colors on my 930! Thanks mate! 😊
    01-05-2015 05:54 AM
  19. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I am on it, but it only works when your phone has a sd card.
    At least for now.
    01-05-2015 06:32 AM
  20. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    I am on it, but it only works when your phone has a sd card.
    At least for now.
    Oh, I got it. Thanks anyway! 😊
    01-05-2015 08:33 AM
  21. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    01-05-2015 08:39 AM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I went with Emerald... I was meaning to make a change anyway and this thread reminded me to get 'er done.

    I think it gives good contrast without clashing on my Yellow 1520.3.
    01-05-2015 01:43 PM
  23. gedzum's Avatar
    I use cobalt
    01-05-2015 02:28 PM
  24. rhapdog's Avatar
    I'm afraid the red is a bit too harsh on my eyes when reading a text message, because I get the red background for the message and white text, and it really hurts my eyes.

    I'm using Indigo. Love it.
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    01-05-2015 04:23 PM
  25. DJCBS's Avatar
    I have all my WP devices running Deutsche Telekom's version of the OS because it gets me a dark grey colour which is the one I use in all of them. It's the same dark drey that you find on the keyboard, for example, which gives the entire OS a more cohesive look.
    01-05-2015 09:19 PM
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