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User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12982 times:

I want to paint my office/study. My office is going to have an aviation theme to it, with many airplane models, pictures, posters, and such. However, I want to paint the walls the color of KLM's blue (the main blue on the fuselage). Does anyone happen to know where I could find the paint color number so I can get an exact match, or better yet, does anyone know that color number?

Thanks in advance,

CaptSkibi


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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4424 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12975 times:

http://www.mrsdesign.co.uk/colours.htm
could be this? Pantone 2727


User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12970 times:

Pantone! I couldn't think of that name. That color does look a little purpleish on my monitor for KLM blue, but when I change angles, the color seems to change quite a bit. Maybe I could get a paint sample.


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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4424 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12970 times:

google pantone 2727, and then click on images, it looks very close.
good luck.


User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12946 times:

It does... looks like Pantone 2727 has RGB values of 32 83 164. Seems to agree with pictures I have downloaded of KLM planes, although there is a tad more red in Pantone 2727 (by RGB). But it does look close! Thanks TK787!


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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12919 times:

found this, but i dont know what kind of source this is. Says it is pantone 299

http://users.ncrvnet.nl/mstol/klm.html


User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12919 times:

Hey, I found it, now that I knew to search for Pantone on here! It's from KLM Colours (by Canadian747 Mar 21 2002 in Civil Aviation)

Quote:
Canadian747,

Exact KLM colours in PMS (Pantone Matching System):

Light Blue = Pantone 299
Dark Blue = Pantone 541

E-mail me as I can bring you to the right person within KLM who can tell you the exact RAL or Boeing colours.




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User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12913 times:

Thanks for your help, everyone!!!!


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User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 12874 times:

Actually most large companies have their own Pantone formulated logo colors. For instance, Bank of America has a BofA Red and a BofA Blue Pantone. They also have their own unique 4c mixtures. This is crucial when you are printing brochures, flyers, direct mail, etc as you may be printing on various papers, at various printers, all using unique inks.

The Pantones listed are "close enough for government work" and most people can't see color all that well. Keep in mind that Home Depot and other places have custom mixing abilities to match an item very closely. You don't have to just select from paint chips.


User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12794 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 8):
Actually most large companies have their own Pantone formulated logo colors. For instance, Bank of America has a BofA Red and a BofA Blue Pantone. They also have their own unique 4c mixtures. This is crucial when you are printing brochures, flyers, direct mail, etc as you may be printing on various papers, at various printers, all using unique inks.

Its true. I used to work in a paperboard packaging company(like cereal boxes, beer packages, etc.) and most companies had a special pantone colour for their own logo. This usually necessitated having a special ink make up, even if it was a little piece of the graphics from the entire carton. It also means having an extra printing unit set up for that one colour which can add cost.

And yes, it is quite amazing what the printing business entails. Every white sheet is not created equal. seperately they may look 'white', but you look at them next to eachother and some will look bluer, some will look redder, etc. That's why if you are a good pressman, you can make pretty good money.


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12718 times:





This logo came from the KLM website. Originally in .eps format (vector) it had to be converted to a bitmap (raster) to be shown here.

When viewed in photoshop, the color should be correct (even if doesn't display accurately here).

The colors of the original EPS file are:


HSB: H=206% 2=100% B=64%

RGB: R=0 G=92 B=162

Lab: L=38 a=(2) b=(45)

CMYK: C=96% M=68% Y=6% K=1%

Web colormatch: 005ca2

Pantone Solid Coated: Pantone 660 c



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