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 stayed 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.

Facebook from its early days when it was known as  thefacebook

An exciting 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.

Facebook Login Page. All Blue!

The reason for this is that  Mark Zuckerberg, the young founder of Facebook is red-green colour-blind and blue is the richest colour for him which he confirmed in an online interview with Leo Laporte.

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 which most popular websites tend to use the blue colour. It 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 color on Facebook.

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