Cactus Grey is not cactus grey....

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I was at the dealer and bought what I thought was a black BS in the lighting of the day. The next day I went outside and it was blue… had to check the paperwork because I thought I was nuts. Nope it was something called alto blue that I could have sworn was black…
 
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I was at the dealer and bought what I thought was a black BS in the lighting of the day. The next day I went outside and it was blue… had to check the paperwork because I thought I was nuts. Nope it was something called alto blue that I could have sworn was black…
Wow I hope u are still happy with the car.....blue is a great color
 
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Could be a blue fleck in it?
Yes there must be a blue undertone to the gray green paint....also in a rainstorm it looks flat out grey no blue or green.....at some level it is reflecting back the color of light shining on it
 


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Yes there must be a blue undertone to the gray green paint....also in a rainstorm it looks flat out grey no blue or green.....at some level it is reflecting back the color of light shining on it
I have the Cyber Orange, which on a dull day just looks like a plain Ole orange, buyt when the sun shines on it, it glistens and looks really sharp.
 

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Ford Bronco Sport Cactus Grey is not cactus grey.... 1712001400168-0v
 

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This is a result of an effect called metamerism. It's something I had to learn to deal with during my career as a photographer. It has to do with the way different pigments respond to varying wavelengths of light. It impacts more than paint -- fabrics are particularly prone to metamerism. Shooting hockey full time made me painfully aware of the way different uniform colors preproduced, especially since the teams were understandable very particular as to how their team colors appeared in print.

If you want to know more about it, this is a pretty good but fairly understandable article:

https://www.xrite.com/blog/what-is-metamerism
 

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This is a result of an effect called metamerism. It's something I had to learn to deal with during my career as a photographer. It has to do with the way different pigments respond to varying wavelengths of light. It impacts more than paint -- fabrics are particularly prone to metamerism. Shooting hockey full time made me painfully aware of the way different uniform colors preproduced, especially since the teams were understandable very particular as to how their team colors appeared in print.

If you want to know more about it, this is a pretty good but fairly understandable article:

https://www.xrite.com/blog/what-is-metamerism
Light is Temperature. Temperature is Light.
Maybe it's Soylent Green.
 


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This is a result of an effect called metamerism. It's something I had to learn to deal with during my career as a photographer. It has to do with the way different pigments respond to varying wavelengths of light. It impacts more than paint -- fabrics are particularly prone to metamerism. Shooting hockey full time made me painfully aware of the way different uniform colors preproduced, especially since the teams were understandable very particular as to how their team colors appeared in print.

If you want to know more about it, this is a pretty good but fairly understandable article:

https://www.xrite.com/blog/what-is-metamerism
Good article, thank you.
 

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I am sure this has been discussed but just noting my car often looks powder blue..........parking lot lights and overcast days zero out the green
I'm confused how what Ford calls Cactus Gray cannot be what Ford calls Cactus Gray.......
 

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Where have all the grey cacti gone, long time passing? 😉
 
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Light and shadows affect color perception. For example, the squares labeled "A" and "B" in the image below are the same color. If you don't believe me open this image up in your favorite editing program and measure the colors using a color picker.

Ford Bronco Sport Cactus Grey is not cactus grey.... 1712001400168-0v
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