We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.
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The back of your eye, called the retina, has two kinds of cells: rods and cones. In bright light the cones are what we use, while in dim light the cones are less active and the rods take over.