to pre-launch the same day the newsletter comes out,(which is soon) this should give everyone a chance to test the new designs, but the official launch date will be the first week in September during our Anniversary Extravaganza!
Laura, if you go to your user cp and then to edit options, and scroll down almost to the bottom you will see some colors added- you can click on the colors of your choice and the forums will change into those hues.
Anne wants to leave the color selection up to the individual member. I think it is a really unique idea, and I know in the morning when I am half asleep the default wakes me up. Then toward the afternoon I switch to green eyes or chocolate and just enjoy the change. At night I drift into lavender or blues- but sorry the pink is a bit to much for me!