Author Topic: What colour is Makita?  (Read 1567 times)

Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2020, 11:23:24 am »
Could it be Milton Keynes blue?

.. sort of half way between Oxford blue and Cambridge blue..

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2020, 11:25:22 am »
Milton Keynes Blue is surely just a posh term for Concrete Grey?
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2020, 12:11:09 pm »
And isn't teal just usanian for turquoise? and vice versa, of course.
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2020, 12:35:15 pm »
And isn't teal just usanian for turquoise? and vice versa, of course.

For years I thought teal was HTML for grey.  Then I noticed the RGB value.

(#008080, making it straddle the line between blue and green.)
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2020, 12:40:07 pm »
I know "teal" as the Windows 95/98/NT default desktop colour. Not sure *why* I know this, having never owned such a contraption.

ETA: Probably drooling over early WinCE/PocketPC handhelds with their glamorous colour screens. For about 20 minutes before the battery died.

Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2020, 12:43:30 pm »
And isn't teal just usanian for turquoise? and vice versa, of course.

I am so sorry! I should have guessed that. I will never use that word again!

How about Cyan? The only time I've ever used that was when pissing about on a ZX Spectrum!

But seeing as we indeed don't need to give colours names, I'd say Makita is #0C8190 or rgb(12,129,144)
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2020, 01:01:28 pm »
Bobb, that sounds like you are guessing. I don't want to dampen anyone's enthusiasm for an ongoing discussion but maybe you didn't read the linked page in my reply, no. 7 on page 1.

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2020, 01:01:40 pm »
How about Cyan? The only time I've ever used that was when pissing about on a ZX Spectrum!

Cyan's a classic Ceefax colour that looks white on all but the most badly-adjusted CRTs.  Apparently people with normal colour vision don't see white as cyan, which gives them superpowers when it comes to determining who's speaking in the subtitles, and playing Spectrum games.

I once got London Midland to fix the firmware on their ticket machines so they weren't using white-on-cyan (or possibly the other way round) for the text entry box when you collected booked tickets.
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2020, 01:20:25 pm »
Bobb, that sounds like you are guessing. I don't want to dampen anyone's enthusiasm for an ongoing discussion but maybe you didn't read the linked page in my reply, no. 7 on page 1.

Guilty! I didn't follow your link I'm afraid  :P

Edit: I have now though :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2020, 01:55:28 pm »
Cyan, AFAICT, is jargon used only by physics teachers and printers. But it's just as well they do, because who wants tealide poisoning?
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2020, 06:34:49 pm »
There's no guarantee our individual brains see colours the same anyway. We learn what to call the colours and that is all that brings us into line.
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2020, 06:37:38 pm »
Could we hurry up and finish this debate about what is frankly an unappetising colour, suitable only for Aunty's Handbag, and move on to Battleship Grey? There are many more variants to stroke one's chin about, and we could post more interesting pics. Behold, the USS Texas.



I think this would make a nice bike colour, especially if you added the below-the-waterline sections.




Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2020, 06:39:01 pm »
Could we hurry up and finish this debate about what is frankly an unappetising colour, suitable only for Aunty's Handbag, and move on to Battleship Grey? There are many more variants to stroke one's chin about, and we could post more interesting pics. Behold, the USS Texas.



I think this would make a nice bike colour, especially if you added the below-the-waterline sections.


Nice prop.

Kim

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2020, 06:41:32 pm »
You'd only have to get the skutters to re-paint it all in Ocean Grey...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2020, 07:40:36 pm »
I prefer Makita blue/green/teal/turquoise/cyan to battleship grey. I do quite like the subaqua(!) lead-oxide red though.
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2020, 09:41:57 pm »
I thought of teal as being a light greenish navy blue but turquoise/cyan being rather lighter.
Isn't teal a shade of duck plumage?

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2020, 09:57:29 pm »
The name of the colour apparently comes from that of the duck.
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2020, 07:39:18 am »
AFAIK what we call duck-egg blue, the Leftpondians call it Robin's egg blue, a Robin's being a very different bird over there
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2020, 07:50:37 am »
You'd only have to get the skutters to re-paint it all in Ocean Grey...

This is how a battleship should be painted:

Sic transit and all that..

Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2020, 08:41:19 am »
You'd only have to get the skutters to re-paint it all in Ocean Grey...

This is how a battleship should be painted:


What are you talking about ? what battleship ?

ElyDave

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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2020, 09:40:06 am »
I was wondering whether you could reasonably do that to a bike, but then you'd have no excuse for a SMIDSY.

"Sorry mate, your dazzle camouflage has rendered you invisible.  What Hi-Vis jacket and lights, dunno what you're talking about!"
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2020, 10:51:48 am »
I was wondering whether you could reasonably do that to a bike, but then you'd have no excuse for a SMIDSY.

"Sorry mate, your dazzle camouflage has rendered you invisible.  What Hi-Vis jacket and lights, dunno what you're talking about!"

Is it Diver300 who has a Brompton wrapped in that dazzle vinyl wrap stuff they use to disguise new cars before they're launched?
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Re: What colour is Makita?
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2020, 05:57:30 pm »
Makita comes in all colours but over here the modern stuff is closer to teal for standard pro stuff. Older stuff is closer to blue. They also do ranges in black, white, red, brown etc.
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