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Re: Team Colors

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im pretty sure no one uses. Tan, Dark-Salmon, or Plum.
Oooo, those are nice colors. I like plum a lot, though finding the right color shirt might be interesting.


While a lot of teams use yellow/gold as an accent (with black, blue, etc), I can't think of many that use it as their dominant color. Either there aren't many bright yellow shirts around, or I'm just ignorant, which is always a possibility.

I can't think of any teams that use teal. Though once you start getting into colors that can't be found in an 8-pack of Crayola crayons, the colors become a lot more unique.
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I can't think of any teams that use teal. Though once you start getting into colors that can't be found in an 8-pack of Crayola crayons, the colors become a lot more unique.
I think 1519 and 744 come pretty close to teal. They use a light blue, at any rate.
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Re: Team Colors

We are purple and gold and very recognizeable because we wear purple button ups with gold ties and pocket protectors i have not seen very many other purple/gold teams at the seattle or spokane
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Re: Team Colors

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We are purple and gold and very recognizeable because we wear purple button ups with gold ties and pocket protectors i have not seen very many other purple/gold teams at the seattle or spokane
What about us?!? The HIGH-Tekerz are purple and gold!
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Re: Team Colors

Realize that if you're going for easy recognition, it's not just about color but about style. (meaning primarily design, though it never hurts to have style )

Yes, there are dozens and dozens of teams with black t-shirts, or blue t-shirts, or yellow t-shirts, or purple t-shirts, etc--but they're all t-shirts. That's not to say you can't be distinctive in t-shirts: big logos, metallic/shininess (<3 MOE), though especially with distinctive colors can definitely set you apart. No ones confusing MOE or Thunderchickens with anyone else, or even each other! Though 365 especially is green from their bow ties to their wire ties.

Still, if you're looking for another trick, add something to the ensemble. The FIRST world is overflowing with black/white/red teams and red/orange teams, but most don't push it to flame or cameo pants (though some do; then life gets really confusing, <3 1511). Or rock out the ties, hats, socks, what-have-you--as long as it's safe.

Avoiding monochrome is also an effective way to get spotted. It's hard to lose track of MORT's epaulets, Bacon's sleeves (the colored sleeves), WildStang's...WildStang, Daisy's trim checkers (even understated, at least compared to WildStang), or 25's shirts (well, at least in New Jersey), to name a few.


In short, don't just hunt for the color, hunt for the style. If you can stand 100-200 feet away from someone and still see the contrasting elements (both within their uniform and from the backdrop), you've got a good start.
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I can't think of many that use (yellow) as their dominant color.
We do
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Re: Team Colors

Siri's right, it's not so much the color as the design and pattern that makes your team distinct. Look at Wildstang, or the teams that have stripes.

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Rainbow pattern. There's a way to stand out....

Or at least rainbow accents - Mork from Ork suspenders. No one will get that reference.
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Re: Team Colors

I'm gonna hop on to the 'go pattern' bandwagon here.

1923, as an example, changed our colors when we invited all the schools in the district (didn't want to favor one by using its colors). So, we're black, white, and silver.

What do we do with black/white/silver to stand out? Zebra print. Or really, anything black and white patterned. It allows kids to wear what they want, as long as they wear the shirt, they can add their own fun 'flair' to it... and we still stand out.
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Team 399 uses purple and orange. I believe a couple of years ago it was called the hideous purple and orange combo of colors, ha ha
Couple years ago... couple minutes ago... same diff
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Re: Team Colors

I would say the most common colors are Blue, Black, and Red, there are tons of other common colors, but those are just a few I see allot. Our team color is Orange, its actually becoming more popular..... Its an awesome color!
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Couple years ago... couple minutes ago... same diff
It's worse when you use green accents. Neon green, IIRC. Best-looking hideous robot I can think of...
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I would say the most common colors are Blue, Black, and Red, there are tons of other common colors, but those are just a few I see allot. Our team color is Orange, its actually becoming more popular..... Its an awesome color!
I remember when my team use to be one of the very rare teams to be wearing Orange. But yes Orange is becoming a very popular colour.

I think you just need to implement it into you stuff more to stand out.

By the way why do all american's spell Colour wrong?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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By the way why do all american's spell Colour wrong?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Hey, we spell it right down here. It's all "U" guys up there (and the British) that spell it wrong!
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We're blue and white to match our school and because when Jack grows up he wants to be the Cheesy Poofs.

Not many teams PC in the Northeast. I hope we keep doing it in the future.
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