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Why is there different color-themes on different Spotify Playlists?

Why is there different color-themes on different Spotify Playlists?






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My Question or Issue:

Why is there different color-themes on different Spotify Playlists suddenly?

I suddenly have a red-color-theme on the Playlist I play the most music from in Spotify.
This red-color-theme makes the whole Spotify looking like it just got "no internet-connection" or it's in "error" when I scroll down in the list.. and it looks just terrible.

Se the attachments, 
Like how can this not been in your minds when designing this? 

Looks like Spotify is in errorLooks like Spotify is in error


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Hey @Hackke1 


Welcome to the Spotify Community!


Spotify recently rolled out a new update to the desktop app and web player.


In the new desktop design, the top of playlists have a highlight color that takes inspiration from the cover art of the playlist. So each playlist you browse will have a different highlight color at the top based on the cover art for the playlist.


The playlist view works similar when you are using the mobile apps, there is a highlight color at the top. From my understanding the purpose of this change on desktop is to give the app a pop of color and better match the mobile apps while still staying true to the dark theme Spotify added many years ago.


You can read more info about the new desktop app in this news article:

Introducing a New Spotify Experience Across Desktop App and Web Player 


The desktop team also has a blog post in the community about it:

The New Desktop App


There's also an FAQ post with answers to frequently asked questions about the new desktop design: 

FAQ: The New Spotify App for PC and Mac


Thanks for coming to the Spotify Community to post your feedback.

MattSudaSpotify Star
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Thank you for your answer.
- I understand the concept for sure.

But just please remove this "red-error-looking-color" or make users change to the color they want for each playlist.

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