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Lighter Seahawk Blue ?


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Is it just me or the lighting but it seems like the shade of slate blue the Seahawks helmets and jerseys seem to be slightly lighter that last year and years in the past. I've noticed it in several games this year especially last week in Arizona and a couple of weeks ago at home against Green Bay. Any official word ? I just wish they would wear their white pants at home.

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Funny you say that, because I thought that exact thing.

I don't think it is though, because it depends on the location of the game and lighting. Some places the unis and helmet look even darker than before actually, and other places it looks like the helmets are a glistening metallic color with the lighter blue you are mentioning.

I personally love the metallic look on helmets, but unfortunately thats what happens when they are metallic. Any change of lighting and the helmet looks different. A perfect example of changing colors are the Redskins. Even though I don't think their helmets are metallic, some games they look like they have a brighter almost dark red helmet, while other games it looks like the deepest possible shade of burgundy.

I don't know, maybe its just my television.

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As a lot of you already know, the Seahawks don't actually use a specific Pantone Solid Color to represent their "Pacific Blue" color. The only equivalents are a specific Pantone Process Color (a four-color process color), or a TOYO Ink color. And, in order to translate this funky color to fabrics, Reebok came up with a custom textile color. This custom fabric is (and I'm guessing here) probably pretty difficult to match consistently. Here are their colors (showing the Solid Colors - and, the Pacific Blue is a "best guess"):

SeattleSeahawks_FRC_9999_SOL.jpg

The color could be changing as time goes on; it's hard to tell.

On other thing - Pantone, Inc. (the company, not me!) recently added a number of new metallic colors, and there is a new one that - for the most part - matches up very well with Pacific Blue. Here's a proposed color set I put together using this new Pantone Metallic:

SeattleSeahawks_PF1_0000_SOL.jpg

Remember - the RGB values for metallics represent the base color. A true metallic color - when printed - would have a reflective quality to them, and would look lighter and brighter in reality. These RGB values accurately represent the color, but can't represent the light reflecting off of them. That's why the Golds and Silvers in my Team Colors lists look so much darker.

Side note: There is one other franchise (at least that I've found) that uses this same exact custom Reebok textile color - the Charlotte Bobcats.

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A perfect example of changing colors are the Redskins. Even though I don't think their helmets are metallic, some games they look like they have a brighter almost dark red helmet, while other games it looks like the deepest possible shade of burgundy.

Accually, they are metallic.

You can kinda see it here

1139503013202_Copy_of_RIGGREPSBMVP.JPG

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A perfect example of changing colors are the Redskins. Even though I don't think their helmets are metallic, some games they look like they have a brighter almost dark red helmet, while other games it looks like the deepest possible shade of burgundy.

Accually, they are metallic.

You can kinda see it here

1139503013202_Copy_of_RIGGREPSBMVP.JPG

Well that answers that!

Anyone ever see the now defunct Ottawa Renegades (CFL) metallic black helmet? It looked cool because one minute it looked black, the next it looked like Tampa Bay's Dark Pewter helmet.

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