In Raiser's Edge NXT users have the ability to add a profile picture to a constituent as a way to make their record more personable. If a profile is not added the constituents initials will appear against a colored background. Users may want to know what the colored background means.
The colored backgrounds are deterministic and based on the Constituent’s initials and length of name. Constituents with similar length names and identical initials will have identical background colors. The specific colors chosen for each background are arbitrary. This design pattern was chosen to provide visual consistency through RE NXT for Constituent records that do not have a profile picture.