Why Facebook is Blue in Color?

facebook-blueCome October 1, 2010 and Facebook founder, 26 years old Mark Zuckerberg, will be into much more spotlight, becoming a household name if he’s not already, when a movie called “The Social Network” is released. In a recent The New Yorker Story, Vargas writes that the CEO of the world’s largest online social network is a strange mixture of shy and cocky. When he’s not interested in what someone is talking about, he’ll just look away and say, “Yeah, yeah.”

The story also revealed that the founder CEO of world’s largest Social networking website is red-green-color-blind, and colors don’t matter much to Zuckerberg. Blue is Facebook’s dominant color, because, as he said, “blue is the richest color for me—I can see all of blue.”

There are definitely other reasons as well on why facebook has been sticking to blue since its inception and even though the site has been redesigned multiple times, but the main color of the website is still blue.

In a recent study by colourlovers, the web landscape is dominated by a large number of blue brands… but Red occupies a large amount of space as well.

Some other research have also proved that most colors distract and make the human eye focus on them while blue act as a transparent palette for 65% of time spending watching the main background aka index space, so now the color choice is also a marketing strategy of the website which is used by half a billion people worldwide.

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  • http://www.pamelahazelton.com Pamela Hazelton

    The color blue is also a professional color, so it appeals to both business and consumer.

  • Anonymous

    Pamela, Agree with you but why is it a professional color because most other colors distract and make the human eye focus on them while blue act as a transparent palette for 65% of time.

  • http://www.pamelahazelton.com Pamela Hazelton

    Because designers say so. :) They say blue suits and blouses portray pro – though I don’t like the way I look in blue.

  • Anonymous

    hehe :)

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