move mouse pointer
or touch screen
to change the screen colour.
Click mouse or ok button
to select your favourite color.
Click restart button or double click to try again.
When you use your phone at night its screen lights up
and shines on you.
Typically mobile phones have a white screen
but it need not be pure.
Often it has some blue in it.
When the blue/white light shines on your face
it can make you look blue.
There is no need for this.
Simply choose a colour which makes you look good,
rather than the colour the manufacture's choose
to make their phone look good.
In the theatre the fact that reflecting light looks different from the
colour of the light itself is well known.
For flattering effects the colour "surprize pink"
(approximately the colour of this web page's background)
is often used.
The point of
is to allow you to choose a colour which flatters you
and suits your mood here and now.
Ways to Use: Find Colour that suits you
In a dim room
hold mobile so screen is below you.
Get friend to confirm light of its screen is shining on you
and take a before photo.
Adjust colour until friend things lighting suits you.
Friend then takes an after photograph.
Look at before and after photographs and discuss if you agree with
her opinion that the new screen color suits you best.
Does she agree with you?
Save both photographs and record the colour.
Does your choice vary?
Does it depend upon time of day?
Brightness of room?
Essentially the same idea but arrange phone or laptop in front of a
mirror in a dimly lit spot and adjust colour of screen glow
to find your colour.
A bit of a fiddle since you have to look at your reflection in the
mirror whilst adjusting the colour on the screen.
With practise you will be able to do this without looking at the
There is no rush; take as long as you need.
Change screen to use the colour that suits you
link to create and down load a
picture which you can used as for your background.
(New windows/tabs are created to display your new picture.
Be wary in case the new window is underneath an existing one.)
Change your mobile phone's back ground colour.
(E.g. use png link for
When the mouse or touch screen
is active the colour of the screen comes from its
position in the circular colour pattern
If the screen is touched
outside the circle the same colour is given
but the screen is darker.
Eg if the lower left corner is touched the screen is
a very dark blue
To avoid interference with the buttons and other controls,
the mouse and touch screen
colour change are disabled at the top of the screen.
Figure 1. Imagine circular pattern beneath centre of your screen.
Touching it sets the whole screen to be that colour.
To avoid you having to jump forward and backwards between displays
in the same window,
new windows are created for each new colour and for this help text.