Talk:School bus yellow
|WikiProject Buses||(Rated Start-class)|
|WikiProject Color||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|A fact from School bus yellow appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 28 February 2005. The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
- Josh Lee 15:22, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC) I'm sure this is doable but I don't think it's a good idea. a) Your guess is as good as mine for the hex code. b) Print colors are not the same as screen colors--think color profiles. c) How useful would it really be? Regards,
- Hex colours would be great way to get the true idea on the specific colour (at least we would have a range). Nichalp 18:30, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)
- Be Bold. --Josh Lee 19:22, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)
- Niteowlneils 00:41, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC) I like the idea of having a swatch of the color, but only if we're sure it's the right one. The box above seems too dim to me. A post on a message board, while hardly authoratative, said it's #ffcc00, which looks closer to me.
I belong to a very active national bulletin board of school bus folks. I will pose the question there, and see if we get some leads. I do know that actual paint used is loaded with pigment, and makes a bus interior just as hot as if painted black. Thats why you see some yellow school buses with white roofs, a trend which began in southern states with special ed kids whose bodies can't take the resulting heat. Vaoverland 01:09, Feb 28, 2005 (UTC)
So far, no answers on Hex code in the School Bus Fleet Forum. I found a website which said "The RGB hex code used to produce this colour is #FFD800." The same site said that were derived from experimentation and asked to be notified if anyone could advise. Here is that link:  I'll keep researching. Vaoverland 09:50, Feb 28, 2005 (UTC)
Another webpage which has one that looks like it has #FFB300, 255, 179, 0. That link is  Second row down, all the way right.
My gut is the two chips higher on this page are lacking in the orange aspect, if that makes any sense. Of the two, the lower one is closer. Vaoverland 09:57, Feb 28, 2005 (UTC)
My inquiry on the School Bus Fleet Forum shows 65 reads, and no replies. I am beginning to suspect that no one has an official cross-reference with National School Bus Chrome to hex codes. Reviewing what we have on this page (including the links), I feel pretty strongly that #FFB300, 255, 179, 0. was the closest to what the buses look line when freshly painted. Because of the large amount of pigment, as the paint cures, it tends to fade some, varying with type of paint and quality of application. Lacking better data, I'd go with the #FFB300, 255, 179, 0 and note the comments about lack of and need for the exact hex code. Hope that helps. Vaoverland 17:52, Feb 28, 2005 (UTC)
UPDATE: After 105 reads, I have 1 reply from the SBF forum. That person says the Hex code is #FFCC00. Vaoverland 13:44, Mar 1, 2005 (UTC)
- Yeah, that code is right. --