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Boeings Cockpit Color?

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Just wondered if any one knew how they came up with the Brown/Tan color they use. I think it is butt ugly. Was there some kinda study done or is it just random? I love Boeing and their planes just look at the NGXs cockpit color scheme and it looks beautiful and the others blah.

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How dare you call brown ugly. The 777 has the best looking cockpit in a plane and the color helps out a lot.

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How dare you call brown ugly. The 777 has the best looking cockpit in a plane and the color helps out a lot.
I disagree. Ah... the brown/green backlight combination... Nothing but ugly! But hey, that's my opinion. wink.png

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I think it looks pretty nice. It suits the big cockpit. Could not imagine it on the 737 though.

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Maybe for situational use? when you see blue out the window you know your good, but brown, green or any other terrain color you know your in for it? haha just a guess.. but I guess your screwed if your flying over a nice blue ocean biggrin.png

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Maybe they want the brown so the flight deck looks as little like an Airbus as possible.

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Brown makes you feel at home, in a cozy little room. That's why I don't like airbuses / md's and 737's as much as the 747. The blue/grey color is hostile, imo.

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Psychology of Color: BrownThis color is most associated with reliability, stability, and friendship. More are more likely to select this as their favorite color. It's the color of the earth itself "terra firma" and what could represent stability better. It too is associated with things being natural or organic. Caution however, for in India it is the color of mourning. source http://www.precisionintermedia.com/color.html

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I disagree. Ah... the brown/green backlight combination... Nothing but ugly! But hey, that's my opinion. wink.png
Think it's fancy...! Party.gif 'course the reddish glow like found on NGs is classic, but nonetheless.
Maybe they want the brown so the flight deck looks as little like an Airbus as possible.
Yeah that must be it!! LMAO.gifsig.gif

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Psychology of Color: BrownThis color is most associated with reliability, stability, and friendship. More are more likely to select this as their favorite color. It's the color of the earth itself "terra firma" and what could represent stability better. It too is associated with things being natural or organic. Caution however, for in India it is the color of mourning. source http://www.precision....com/color.html
this is the logical reason an engineer would have made for the color brown .... all the other explanations are just silly.

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Well the 737NG isnt really brown, and the 787. Its more black but atleast the 747-8 is still brown. 747 cockpit is sexy

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Some shades of gray are associated with old age, death, taxes, depression or a lost sense of direction.
Now that doesn't sound like a good color for a flight deck at all...

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Now that doesn't sound like a good color for a flight deck at all...
Psychology of Color: GrayGray is most associated with the practical, timeless, middle-of-the-road, solid things in life. Too much gray leads to feeling mostly nothing; but a bit of gray will add that rock solid feeling to your product

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The field of psychology has theories all over the place, and for the longest time, people refused to believe it was an actual science because it was so hard to predict, test, and otherwise work in. That being said, there are several theories as to how to make the pilot feel at home in the cockpit, and how much of that "home" feeling is good. Is it better to make the pilot relax, so that the approach to minimums, at a stormy alternate is slightly less stressful, but risk making the pilot too relaxed at other times?Or is it better to make the pilot feel on edge for similar reasons?Is it better to make the cockpit neutral? If pilot psychology interests you, I'd take a look at The Naked Pilot by David Beatty. There's a lot of discussion about the cockpit dynamic. There's actually a very big discussion in the book about the previous gen of 737s and their gauge layout and it's contribution to an accident.

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Atleast it's not that weird shade of blue that alot of Russian airliners do their cockpits in!

Psychology of Color: GrayGray is most associated with the practical, timeless, middle-of-the-road, solid things in life. Too much gray leads to feeling mostly nothing; but a bit of gray will add that rock solid feeling to your product
Gray is also associated with old, worn out, senile... LOL.gif

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Atleast it's not that weird shade of blue that alot of Russian airliners do their cockpits in!
haha, no kidding... I can deal with it when it's all old analog gauges, but it's really weird seeing a clean brand-new modern glass cockpit in that color. It looks like it's made out of plastic playground equipment.

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Not sure about the brown one, but gray cockpit makes everything else better visible. Grey colour is a good base for any other. ;) Just my guess. Blue or green cockpit (Russian and former USSR planes) look rather ugly and make you feel "I wanna evacuate ASAP".

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Just wondered if any one knew how they came up with the Brown/Tan color they use.
I think they came up the same way car manufacturers came up with "beige/cream interior". I happen to have such a cream/tan interior in my BMW and I like it a lot. Ok, you would probably opt for a grey or black interior but one thing I knew when I was shopping for this car - I wanted a coffee-with-cream like interior. Italians are absolute masters car designers and look at all the Ferraris with beige interiors - I never heard anyone cal them ugly. I would not call your color selection 'ugly', it is your choice, your taste.

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777 FD soooooo preeeetty............... vic

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It could be something like those colours make it easier to view the displays in different light conditions or provide less glare when looking out the windows. It may well be that the reason for the colour choice isn't aesthetic so much as safety related so that it is easier to work on the flight deck? Who knows...

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The 777 flight deck is beautiful in my opinion, and I have to say I prefer brown to the grey myself.

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