[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #40633: Update wp-admin gray colors aka 50 Shades of WordPress

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#40633: Update wp-admin gray colors aka 50 Shades of WordPress
 Reporter:  netweb              |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement         |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General             |    Version:
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui, administration  |
 > My process was one of matching values (how light or dark a color is)
 with the old ones to attempt and reduce them to a smaller list of grays.
 > The thing with this is, these new ones haven't actually been used in wp-
 admin - What needs to happen is a search and replace for each color on the
 left, for their corresponding substitute on the right column, and look at
 them to make sure everything looks (aesthetically balanced) and works
 (accessibility-wise) well.
 > I could use some help with structuring this process. Do we go by
 individual color form the left column (a ticket per color)? Or a one per
 color on the right column? Or per groups of colors (dark vs light grays)?
 etc... help!

 Related resources and discussions:

 * https://codepen.io/hugobaeta/full/grJjVp/ - ''This codepen serves as a
 playground to analyse and improve the use of colors (specifically the
 numerous shades of gray) in the WordPress Admin. There are currently 174
 colors in the Admin. The right column is a proposal to merge multiple
 values together for consistency and brevity.''

 * https://codepen.io/hugobaeta/full/RNOzoV/ '- 'The official color palette
 repository for WordPress (core, .org, and related projects). More
 information available on the Design Handbook pages.''

 * https://make.wordpress.org/design/handbook/design-

 * https://make.wordpress.org/design/2015/04/05/default-admin-color-scheme-

 * Previously #31234 Update wp-admin default colors

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40633>
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