Home Assistant's configuration is getting a splash of colour

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As the sun sets on the monochromatic era of Home Assistant's interface, Core version 2021.12 ushers in a vibrant dawn, splashing the once-dull configuration options with a kaleidoscope of colour. It's been an age since we've seen any significant changes to Home Assistant's interface, save for the occasional tweak to the Lovelace dashboard.

Streamlining the Interface for Easy Navigation

This transformation goes beyond a mere cosmetic touch-up or an icon makeover. It's a bona fide renaissance, streamlining the list and making it a breeze to navigate. Gone are the days of wading through an overwhelming sea of submenu tabs; now, they're neatly corralled into a single, easily accessible entry.

The configuration menu in Home Assistant Core 2021.11 without any colours
The configuration menu in Home Assistant Core 2021.12 with coloured icons

Adapting to the New Dance of Configuration

True, adapting to this change might feel like learning a new dance, but once you've mastered the steps and found the settings you need, you'll waltz through the configuration with minimal scrolling. The distinctive hues, if visible to your eyes, will act as your trusty guides, allowing you to spot each option in the blink of an eye.

Taking Inspiration from Google's Material Design

Taking a leaf out of Google's Material Design playbook, Home Assistant's interface might just be tipping its hat to Android's settings menu in this vibrant revamp. So, roll out the red carpet for this colourful metamorphosis, and get ready to enjoy a user experience that's truly a feast for the senses.

A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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