Background color looks different on Facebook?

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    Asked on April 09, 2011 at 02:32 AM


    I created a Contact Form and used the embed to Facebook to get the code to insert in an FBML tab on my Facebook Business Page. I specified the color #B4C8D9 in the Preferences for my form, but in Facebook the color is much bluer and brighter.

    Does Facebook limit the colors that can be displayed?

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    Answered on April 09, 2011 at 03:07 AM

    Hi cyndiwise,

    Thank you for your message. I can see that there is indeed a slight difference in the shade of blue in your original form and that in the Facebook page.

    There is a possibility that the color hex code was altered after you embedded the form into your Facebook Page. To bypass this, you may want to use a background image instead of assigning a color hex value. The color of the image below is equivalent to #B4C8D9. You can use this image source -

    b4c8d9 color image

    Then, to set the above image as your form's background, please follow these steps:

    1. Open your form on the Form Builder

    2. On the toolbar, click "Background" button under "Form Styles" tab

    3. Copy the following line and paste it in the entry field:

    url( repeat-x

    4. Click OK and save the form. 

    Please let us know how this works out for you. Thank you for using JotForm!