Super Simple Tip #3- Change the Color of your Navigation Bar

So, you've created a new blog and you've added a gorgeous background and a wonderful header. But there's one thing marring the beauty of the fabulous new look of your blog.
What is it? It's that ugly masculine blue Navigation Bar at the top of your Blogger blog. There's something about this color blue that seems to clash with most of the pretty backgrounds that a lot of us Mom's and women use on our blogs. So today I will show you how to easily fix that!!



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You can see by the photo above what I am talking about. Yep, the blue clashes! I don't think a lot of people realize that you can change it.



Step 1: Open up your blogger layout screen.
Step 2: Look for the Blue Navbar and click on "edit" as shown above.



Step 3: You should now be seeing a screen like the one above. You can select the option that most matches your background. Options include tan, black, silver, or my new favorites transparent light or transparent dark. For this tutorial I selected transparent light.

Step 4: Click "Save".

Woohoo! That's it! Seeeee I told you it was easy! And look at the difference, it's still there, but it blends in so much nicer. I hope you will find this tip helpful.

40 comments:

  1. Thanks Karen! My blog looks so different now thanks to you:-)

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  2. Thank you for providing all this awesome stuff. My blog looks great, thanks to you!

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  3. LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much! I can't believe I never noticed the edit tab on that before!

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  4. So simple and yet so effective. Thanks for the tip - no more nasty blue nav bar for me!

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  5. That's awesome! Thanks for the tip!!

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  6. Wow! Thanks Karen! I will do that now! How silly that blue bar is!

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  7. Thanks Karen! I had changed the colour to silver before, but didn't know about the transparent option. Much nicer!

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  8. merci karen! that was awesome. i went right on over and made that change to my blog. i chose "transparent light" and just LOVE it! you always have so many great ideas to share and i appreciate it!

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  9. Karen, I love your page/blog Ciao & Hello I am wondering if you can do a post on how to make one of your Pages link directly to a different blog like you did here. I have having the hardest time figuring it out.
    Thanks for always being a source of inspiration.
    Danylle
    SilverValleyCraftClass.com

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  10. Danylle,
    I will keep it in mind, it is a little tricky, but there is a new easier way I believe, I will have to test it out myself first.

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  11. Great hint~ looks great!

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  12. Thank you, wonderful, the colored background had always bothered me.

    Cheers Melontha

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  13. what would we do without you?!

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  14. Brilliant, took all of 5 seconds and its soooooo much nicer! Thank you.

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  15. Thank you Karen for sharing this tip. Makes such a difference to the appearance.

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  16. Thank you Karen!What a difference those little details make!!

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  17. Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us! Have a great day!

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  18. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on May. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

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  19. Hi Karen, thank you for this tip! Such an easy fix, and yes, it look so much better!!!

    Happy May Day!

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  20. That is so easy! Thank you for sharing that tiip! I just recently discovered your blogs and will have to check out the other tips!

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  21. Thanks for the tip, Karen!!!
    My blog looks much better :)

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  22. Many thanks for that hint. It makes the rest of the blog page look better!

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  23. HELLO!!!!! How easy! I never realized you could do that!!!

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  24. I like it. Thanks for sharing! I never would've thought to click that.

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  25. OMG - that was SO easy!!! Thanks so much! :)

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  26. Woohoo! No more blue navbars! I love it!!

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  27. Thank you! That really made my page look better.

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  28. you are my blog obi wan kenobi. i'm so glad you share the force with us all.

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  29. Thank you for the great tip. I love the change!!
    Annette

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  30. Thanks, great tip! I love your blogs, and check them for need stuff almost every day...

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  31. I've been blogging for three years now, this is the best tip I have EVER gotten- so simple!
    thank you

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  32. Thanks, it looks super now. A lot better.

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  33. Thank you Karen! I love the results!

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  34. Thank you so much! That was so easy!

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  35. Thank you, Karen! I can't tell you how many times I've changed that bar. How did I miss that "transparent" as an option?? =) Blessings... Polly

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  36. wow what a difference- thank you so very much- :) have a great day

    rossyl

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  37. Oh Yeah!!!
    Thank you so much for the tid-bit...I went and did it straight away...Whew, much better.

    blessings,
    Cindy

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  38. Thank you so much for this tip!
    I have 3 blogs and I am thrilled to find out the nav bar can be changed!

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  39. Thank you so much for sharing this tip. It makes such a wonderful difference in my blog.

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