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tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

I'm looking at doing some new boards/mat for my naval stuff and was looking at doing some shallower-looking Caribbean waters. Can anyone recommend specific colors from a specific color line to use to achieve this? It looks like most people use a darker blue, a teal and then even a lighter yellow green, but I'm wondering is anyone has specific color names I could look at (example: sea green by Americana paired with X and Y.)

Blutarski30 Nov 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

I've been in the Caribbean. Although the color of the sea depends a good deal upon the weather, I overall favor a mid-intensity bluish-green hue. Teal is too dark for my taste.


ModelJShip30 Nov 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

My idea of a Caribbean sea would be this one. I do not know is correct. link

Blutarski30 Nov 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

ModelJShip – that is very close to my favored color FWIW.


Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 10:49 a.m. PST


Some pictures from February

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

deeper water


Shallow water


ModelJShip30 Nov 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

Nice photos, I really like Shallow water

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 11:45 p.m. PST

I'm not a sailor, but wouldn't big ships try to steer clear of shallow water? Running aground has always been something to be avoided!

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

From above, looking down (as from a plane) the water looks pretty much like anywhere else. The exception would be the shallows, where you can see white sand bottom.

Also remember that the lower your viewing angle, the more you get reflection from the blue sky, and the lighter it tends to look.

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