As I've been thinking about things recently, I noticed one thing when I started working: almost all forum software has a blue default theme! vBulletin: yes phpBB: yes MyBB: yes IPB: yes Vanilla: yes XenForo: yes SMF: yes YaBB: yes UseBB: yes PunBB: yes FluxBB: yes FUDforum: yes UBB: yes (and yellow instead of light gray! w00t!) MiniBB: NO! (mostly light gray) Simply AJAX Forum System: NO! (dark gray) MercuryBoard: NO! (orange, obsolote...) While I have nothing against blue, it being one of my favorite colors, I do wonder why blue is so popular amongst forum software. It just makes me think it is being used only because forum software has always been blue. Or would the reason be that it is just mostly developers doing forum software and thus these things don't even get really that much attention, and not that much branding goes into the software? Personally I'm thinking on using a more naturish theme color on the default theme, brown and maybe green. That of course wouldn't be a very original choice for me as I'm running two boards that are brownish Anyway... would you think that a color choice makes a difference? Should forum software makers be more original with their color/design choices in general?