The color changes to the top bar now make it SCREAM AT THE USER .. as if it contained neon icons. All the icons are an eye magnet with the dark background.
It's not so bad on Stack Exchange sites where the page background is white (like here at meta or any beta site) or when there's a color bar below it (also like here at meta) or when its dark on light such as Stack Overflow.
Is there any way to tone down the white?
It's kind of hard to express how distracting they are on the main Stack Exchange site I visit. It's seriously just a constant pull on the eyes, as if someone is shining a flashlight at your eye and as much as you try and just accept it and ignore it... you can't help but notice it constantly.
I'd accept that perhaps this is a design failure at Graphic Design which does not have the color bar below the top bar or a white page background. So the grey page background against the top bar just makes the icons SCREAM louder.