Why does Photoshop and Krita use grayscale icons?

by Srekel   Last Updated February 04, 2018 21:16 PM

The toolbox in both applications use icons that have no colors. What's the reasoning behind this? I've heard that some people can get overwhelmed by colors... is that it?

Here's Krita:

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And here's Photoshop:

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By comparison, here's paint.net:

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Personally I find this much nicer - prettier to look at and I can more easily find an icon.

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