Different Youtube Player Styles

Did you know YouTube has inbuilt features that allow the customization of embedded videos in websites? The styles have changed over time from 2011 white theme and currently in 2013 with a dark theme. If you want to integrate a video well into a website consider adding the functionality to change the style of the YouTube player as integrating the style of the player with your website theme is an easy way to tick the box of a well thought out theme (and if not for that, you could always just do it for me).

Dark & Red:

<iframe src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/gwe-oxmf1iw?theme=dark&color=red" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Light & Red:

<iframe src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/gwe-oxmf1iw?theme=light&color=red" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Dark & White:

<iframe src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/gwe-oxmf1iw?&theme=dark&color=white" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Light & White:

<iframe src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/gwe-oxmf1iw?theme=light&color=white" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Update 2018:

Its been 5 years since I’ve touched this article, YouTube has many changes since then. This article is still somewhat relevant as at the time of writing this the embedded codes still appear to work, but the style of YouTube embedded is considerably different and that should be taken into consideration when adding this functionality to your website. There is a complete documentation page from Google with all of the customization features that can be found here https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters