Forget Apple Music and indie labels: for some people, Spotify’s iOS app icon going a different shade of green is this week’s big scandal – as you’ll see from the strangely-outraged tweets about the issue. Now Spotify’s design team has had its say about the change, in a post to design site Dribbble. “As much as we got used to the old ‘broccoli’ green we felt that the dreary brand palette was desperate for an upgrade.
It was time to give it a little refresh and make sure it goes well with our vibrant new colour palette,” they wrote. “The new green has a little more ‘pop’ and just feels right at home in our new colour palette which has grown to nearly three dozen colours. It not only looks more fresh & modern but also feels more easy on the eye, especially when applying it fullscreen.” With broccoli firmly out, we’re awaiting confirmation of a new foodstuff comparison for Spotify’s shade of green. Nuclear Lime? Green Skittle Sweet? Genetically Over-Modified Courgette? Time will tell.