Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Dynamic Colors

It is important to understand the limited role of the dynamic colors. These represent the colors used to display the user interface elements on which your icon appears. If your icon appears in File Manager, File Manager determines what the background color is. If the user changes the color palette in Style Manager, the colors in the user interface change to match, and the background color the icons are displayed on changes.

In general, these colors have little use in most icons. There are two ways they are used:

Figure 4-8 Example of dynamic color shadows