This is my first post in meta and I would like to voice my concern over the new menu bar. I find it looks very bad. To make this a bit more accurate:
- The color palette does not integrate well with any of the popular stackExchange sites.
- The color palette does not integrate well with popular browser color schemes (which mostly use light colors) - making the bar a visually disruptive high contrast feature smack in between your address bar and content.
- Color-wise the bar is not even congruent with itself - blue, white, black, green, red, gray doesn't sound like a particularly well-elaborated mix.
I would be happy to get your approval for my concern or to hear about any explanation why the current visual appearance was chosen.