Windows 8 Color Palette

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So Windows 8 has a new custom Start screen that allows live tiles to be displayed and rearranged on a per user basis. They also allow complete customization of the new Start screen. This includes a few backgrounds that are updated based on the color choice the user selects. Each color choice comes with two colors – a default color for the live tile and a background color for the start menu.

The color choices resemble the following image:

windows8-colors

As a developer, you may want to use one of these colors within your application. Rather than pulling the code from the file using a tool such as Adobe Photoshop, you can get the codes from here. I’ve taken the liberty of gathering these colors:

Windows 8
Palette
Background (Outside) Color
Live Tile (Inside) Color
#252525
#f4b300
#252525
#78ba00
#252525
#2773ed
#252525
#ae113e
#311600
#632f00
#550004
#b11d01
#4f023a
#c1004f
#2e0251
#7200ad
#1d0065
#4617b5
#00214f
#006ac0
#00485e
#008387
#004900
#189900
#17992c
#00c140
#e66b1b
#ff991d
#b91d1e
#ff2e13
#b31a6a
#ff1d77
#681cb4
#aa3fff
#1957ba
#20aeff
#599be5
#57c5ff
#00a8a8
#00d8cd
#82ba1b
#91d100
#d39d09
#e1b700
#e165bb
#ff76bc
#686868
#00a4a5
#686868
#ff7d23

Hope this helps you build a stylish, Windows 8 themed application. If there are any changes or suggestions, please let me know

Oct 19 2012 3:55 PM