Google Logo Background Not 100% White

Aug 3, 2011 • 8:25 am | comments (15) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

The only type person who would pick up on this Google logo change would be a mac user who loves Google. No, I am not talking about myself, I can't even see it with my own eyes, but designers who love Google.

A Google searcher asked in Google Web Search Help and MacNN Forums why did Google recently change the color of the background of their logo to an off white.

Do you see it? Go to and let me know if you see the logo's background not being exactly the same shade of white as the rest of the page?

I couldn't tell, so I used a color picker tool and it is indeed slightly off white.

Here is a screenshot of me selecting the non-logo white:

Google Logo Off White

Here is a screenshot of me selecting the white part in the middle of the G of the logo:

Google Logo Offwhite

See how the HTML color is slightly off, proving maybe it is a different white?

This is no big deal but I love picking up on these crazy little changes at Google.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help and MacNN Forums.

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08/03/2011 12:38 pm

Who cares!!! Not only you wasted your time writing a post for nothing, you also wasted mine :-(

Barry Schwartz

08/03/2011 12:39 pm

Thanks for commenting on stuff you like.


08/03/2011 01:17 pm

If he wasted your time on this post by reading it, then why did you waste more of your time by replying? If it was too much of your time to waste, then you would have just closed the window!


08/03/2011 01:27 pm

It's pretty funny on why wouldn't Google put pure white in-between the logo letters. Google has always been unpredictable in EVERYTHING.

Black Seo Guy

08/03/2011 01:41 pm

Man..this is something that if you tiem to find then you have too much time on your hands..but its great we have people who really notice things like that. "Black Seo Guy "Signing Off"


08/03/2011 01:41 pm

What a bullshit time waster post.

Jay K

08/03/2011 02:10 pm

It's white for me, until you get close enough to something with that subtle shadow.


08/03/2011 02:46 pm

I thought something was different. Now I'll be able to sleep at night.

Derek Demuro

08/03/2011 04:26 pm

This might be done due to the image compression :S


08/03/2011 04:56 pm

I get #FEFFFC on and


08/03/2011 05:20 pm

waow... the world has nothing to do (more productive) I guess... :-)


08/04/2011 04:44 am

i never thought that it wasnt white!! well seen dude ;)


08/04/2011 07:17 am

Why has this logo?


08/04/2011 12:24 pm

They obviously did that for accessibility purposes.


08/04/2011 03:08 pm

Google's Background For Logo Not Pure White via @rustybrick

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