According to a news report on The Sydney Morning Herald, Google is about to offer 'a new option that places its Internet search box in panoramic settings that change with the time of day and the weather.'
The report further informs:
Google's new package of decorations, also known as "skins", are designed to make the home page feel even more homey, said Marissa Mayer, the company's vice president of search products and user experience.
Reflecting its cautious approach, Google's first set of decorations consist of just six themes revolving mostly around landscapes. The settings include a Japanese tea garden, a beach, a city skyline and a bus stop. Google plans to introduce a few more themes each month and eventually may accept outside submissions, Mayer said.
Marissa Mayer further says, “Google has become the doorway to the Internet for a lot of people, so we want to make (the site) feel more like an online living room. We feel we are personalizing things in a very tasteful and usable way.”
This definitely seems to be a welcome change from the regular white background.