Don't forget to check out the rest of the series: Red, Yellow, and Orange and Purple, Green, Gray, and Natural
I broke my furious blogging pace to work on a project that's actually taking some serious time. I happen to really love color. I spent a decent amount of my time in psychology consuming and analyzing all I could about how we process and are effected by color. You look at the hockey world and the NHL is ablaze with more color than even many hardcore hockey fans would admit. In the spirit I set out to create color scales for all of the major colors that we see on NHL jerseys.
All of the colors I used were extracted from the galleries over at one of the best, and possibly my favorite, hockey jersey resources NHLUniforms.com. To do the extraction I used a Google Chrome extension called Color Pick. The colors that I'm looking at ignore those found in crests and patches and focus only on the body of the jersey. And below I present a break down of the use of the most popular color in the entire NHL, blue. A few things to note: Nashville's third jersey and New York Rangers's third jersey use a navy blue that is barely different another blue that is actually the most popular shade in the entire league. If you've got good eyes or a good monitor then you can likely zoom in and see the line between the two Navies. What I also found interesting is huge differences between all the light blues found on the various third jerseys.
This is just the first of color scales that I produced. I choose to post the blue scale by itself due to its size. As the week goes on I'll post more of the scales.