What do road colors mean in Google Maps?
According to the Google Maps site, the colored lines representing traffic conditions on major highways refer to the speed at which one can travel on that road. The dreaded red lines mean highway traffic is moving at less than 25 miles per hour and could indicate an accident or congestion on that route.
"We ended up with the primary colors, but instead of having the pattern go in order, we put a secondary color on the L, which brought back the idea that Google doesn't follow the rules." So, it looks like they started with the primary colors (blue, red, yellow) and then added green to be a bit different.
- Google is celebrating the 200th anniversary of George Boole's birth with a special Google Doodle. The Boolean operators seen in the Doodle are a way to understand how the different parts of a search relate to one another. They include common words like AND, but also strange ones like XOR.
- Google New Logo (2015) Color Palette (Hex and RGB)
#3cba54 Google Green Hex: #3cba54 RGB: 60, 186, 84 #f4c20d Google Yellow Hex: #f4c20d RGB: 244, 194, 13 #db3236 Google Red Hex: #db3236 RGB: 219, 50, 54 #4885ed Google Blue Hex: #4885ed RGB: 72, 133, 237
- Google isn't averse to using a nicer typeface (as Helvetica Neue in iOS apps), but to function everywhere consistently (as they currently do, and do so well), it's better to just use Arial. At least for the time being.
Updated: 2nd October 2019