Starting Jan 31 2023, the Scratch Team gradually rolled out some subtle color changes aiming to improve contrast and make Scratch more accessible for people who have low eyesight. While these have caused controversy as a lot of Scratchers do not like the colors, the Scratch Team has stated that they are not planning on changing them back.
Before Jan 31 2023, which is when the project icons got updated, they were a light shade of grey. The love and favorite icons could also be clicked to turn active, which would color them. After the update, the default shade of grey was turned much darker to improve contrast. The inactive state of the love and favorite icons was shown with an outline, and active icons stayed as they were before. This would allow colorblind users to differentiate inactive and active through looking for an outline.
Changed shade of green
After the change to the project icons[when?], a commonly used shade of green, #10be8d, was changed to a much darker one, #328554, in most places where it appears. This was done in combination with implementing the styling of the inactive buttons on the tags of the Explore page.
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New block colors
- Main article: Scratch Lab#New Block Colors
The block colors will be changed to a lighter version and have black text in order to improve contrast. This is already testable in Scratch Lab.
The common yellow in banners such as on the Ideas page will also be changed to the new green. It is currently unknown when this will be implemented.