I have a large grid. At the top is an add row template for adding another record. I want to differentiate it with making it stand out too much and drawing the eye constantly towards it. The rest of the grid rows are alternating colors, white and light blue.
I already have a "physical" separation between the add row template and the rest of the grid (about 20 pixels of "space" between the add row and the grid), as well as text in the add row template instructing them to enter text there and hit the "enter" key to add the new record to the grid below.
Should the add row be a different color? If so, should it really stand out? What color should it be? What indicates an add row template?
Here is what it looks like.