# The “accepted” color is too light

Please considering changing into something which introduces contrast.

• Which contrast you do want? (the first one is the current color) i.imgur.com/I3i2d.png – kennytm Nov 1 '10 at 15:50
• @KennyTM: The accepted color on meta is quite nice. I guess the difficulty with the main site is that the green of the text is also rather bright, leaving little room for the background to be darker without making the text unreadable. But FWIW, I like #2 or #3. – Rahul Nov 1 '10 at 18:15
• @KennyTM, to be honest, none of those! :) Something with character, like MO's #3b7a00 – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Nov 1 '10 at 18:30
• @Mariano: i.imgur.com/jPmCR.png? :p Anyway, seems like you mean we should use "white-on-green" for accepted answer like Gaming. – kennytm Nov 1 '10 at 18:37
• Surely, the font should be white for that bg color! – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Nov 1 '10 at 18:42
• I don't understand why the site has so much text in subdued tones. – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Nov 1 '10 at 18:43
• I mocked up Mariano's suggestion, and I like it: i.imgur.com/FtjCr.png – Rahul Nov 1 '10 at 19:03

I have updated the accepted answer text/bg colors to match Beta theme's. Should be more readable than before.

• The "accepted answer" background looks good to me now, but the text colour is slightly bluer than the "answered" text colour, and that seems odd. Perhaps keep the bg colour but make the text colour match the green of the "answered" text. – Rahul Nov 4 '10 at 6:42
• @Rahul I have updated the accepted answer text color to match answered's. the change will be in the next deployment. – Jin Nov 8 '10 at 7:57
• @Jin: It still looks the same to me. Can you check if the update has gone through? – Rahul Nov 16 '10 at 23:22
• @Rahul, we have tested the colors on several monitors, PC and Mac and they seem fine. I suggest you check your monitor's gamma setting. Are you on an old LCD monitor? – Jin Nov 17 '10 at 16:30
• @Jin: Oh, I wasn't saying it's too light or hard to read. I was just trying to point out that .answered {color: #209814;} and .answered-accepted {color: #418370;} still don't match. – Rahul Nov 17 '10 at 17:52
• @Rahul, I see. I'll put that fix in soon. – Jin Nov 17 '10 at 18:20
• @rahul the change is on production now. – Jin Nov 17 '10 at 22:37
• @Jin: Thanks... I hate to nag, but I was hoping you'd change it the other way around, like I had suggested in my first comment. But if you feel it's better this way, I won't object. – Rahul Nov 18 '10 at 0:51