Originally posted by capntroy:
Originally posted by CaptainVideo:
If one were to be looking for a color of the Aervoe paint to match FDE furniture from Magpul, would it be their Coyote color?
I'm interested in the answer for this also if anybody knows...
Thanks for the tutorial Pat
In Pat's original posts, those five-digit numbers associated with the Aervoe color names are your key. They're the Federal Standard 595 (Fed-Std 595, proponent agency is GSA) identifiers. Fed-Std 595 to my knowledge uses ONLY the numeric identifier, and there is no "official" name associated with a standard color, which is why you can't just do a lookup on "flat dark earth". This page
gives a quick overview, and this page
breaks down the system a little further. It looks like the FDE finish you want will be in the 30xxx range.
That website has "search" and "browse" features, the caveat being that every computer monitor (other than the $$$$$ ones designed specifically for color fidelity) may render the Internet color chips a little differently.
Another bit of arcana cluttering my brain is the recollection that FDE may not be one of the "357 unique color shades" defined in Fed-Std 595 - in the same way, "coyote brown" was originally the name of a designer house paint color, and may not be a Fed-Std 595 color; and the USMC name for the Fed-Std 595 color started out as "Mojave brown" - the Marines will correct me if that's not current good info.