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    Backstage Green

    Does anyone know the name and formula for the green color that backstage areas are painted? As I have gone around on the DLRR, I see many things such as buildings, pipes, and railings painted that green color so as to cause the eye to relax and not notice the difference between those things and the vegetation.

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    Re: Backstage Green

    I think they were recently repainted a turqiouse color. They were a sorta wedgewood green before.

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    Re: Backstage Green

    My Dad once told my the name of that color was "Go Away Green" It's amazing how things just disappear when painted that color. But what is even more interesting is how much things stick out when they get the color mix wrong. An easy example of this can be found on some of the buildings backstage near innoventions, just ride the train from Tomorrowland to Main Street Station

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    Re: Backstage Green

    I believe it's called "cheapest paint we can find because no guests will see it" green.

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    Re: Backstage Green

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    Okay, that's actually an approximate hexadecimal code for that color in broad daylight. I've often wondered what the actual name is, but I don't know.

    I think they were recently repainted a turqiouse color. They were a sorta wedgewood green before.
    As of a month ago, they were still the same wedgwood green. (Weirdly enough, it's spelled without an e.) Some of the chiller plant buildings and such have changed color over time and even been replaced, but the show buildings generally stay the same green color.

    I believe it's called "cheapest paint we can find because no guests will see it" green.
    But keep in mind that they're only painted green because of the possibility that guests will see them. The green blends nicely into the foliage so that unless you're looking for the buildings, you're unlikely to notice them. And if you do, they're so inconspicuous that most people don't think about them or remember them. Now, the stuff that guests really can't see from onstage--office buildings, chiller plants, the railroad diorama buildings, etc.--those aren't green. They get standard whites and grays, mostly. So the green isn't so much a cheap choice as it is a smart one.


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    Re: Backstage Green

    I would be very grateful if someone found out and shared the Hexadecimal code for that color!
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    Re: Backstage Green

    I would be very grateful if someone found out and shared the Hexadecimal code for that color!
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    #4d503b.

    Okay, that's actually an approximate hexadecimal code for that color in broad daylight. I've often wondered what the actual name is, but I don't know.


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    Re: Backstage Green

    From an online article on Club 33:
    If one was not previously aware of its existence, discretely tucked amid restaurants and shops in Disneyland's New Orleans Square, one would never imagine that something extraordinary lies behind the grayish-green paneled door unassumingly numbered "33." It's rumored that Disney Imagineers actually researched the color spectrum to determine the hue that was least likely to be noticed by the human eye--dubbing the shade of door paint, "No-See-Um Green."
    "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
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    Re: Backstage Green

    I find it ironic that no-see-'em green has become the one color that catches my eye more than any other. I immediately think Disneyland! and develop an urge to either take photos or start building a model.


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    Re: Backstage Green

    Thanks for the info! It is astonishing the amount of information stored in the minds of micechatters.

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    Re: Backstage Green

    By the way, turns out #737b68 is a little closer to the mark.

    EDIT: And #728a67 is my current choice for the "no-see-'em green" material in my 3D model. Looks like the closest match yet. No renders of it are up, but trust me when I say it's pretty close...
    Last edited by Datameister; 10-20-2007 at 12:19 AM.


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