I apologize in advance for the quality of these photos. Itís not my iPhone 6ís fault; the camera on this phone is amazing. But because Iím in a non-weight-bearing leg cast for four weeks, I canít safely stand up long enough to get a decent angle for a photo.
But a few weeks ago I promised that I would take some side-by-side photos of Olive and Verde when my Verde/UV Side Effect arrived. Which it did a few days agoósuch a nice gift during my recovery.
After taking a lot of shots, Iíve decided that Verde is yet another tricky TB color to capture accurately on camera. There is a definite but subtle difference between the two. @GoStanford poetically compared Verde to the color of mint sauce that has slightly oxidized overnight, and I think that is probably the best description ever.
To me, Olive is a slightly faded shade of green with a significant amount of yellow in it. Verde, by contrast, is a brighter, richer, more vibrant green that without being blue at all, is more to the blue end of the blue/yellow color spectrum. However, Verde is nothing like Forest or Conifer, not at all.
Like all TB colors, both Olive and Verde seem to change personalities depending on the ambient light. The photos I took outside in the bright autumn sunshine make the Olive OP and the Verde SE look almost the same shade of green. [The keystrap draped across the Verde SE is Olive. And note how well both greens pair with the burnt orange of the pumpkin and the plum of my oh-so-becoming purple sweatpants.]
1. Outside with enormous pumpkin [top Verde SE with Olive keystrap; bottom Olive OP]
2. Outside on purple pants [top Olive OP; bottom Verde SE]
It wasnít until I brought the two bags indoors and took photos by the light of my 75W incandescent bedside lamp that the subtle difference in the two colors showed up.
3. Best photo of color difference, shot indoors. As I said, the difference in hue is really subtle, but it's there.
Again, Iím sorry that these arenít better photos, but I hope they help folks make up their minds about Verde bags. I was never a big Olive fan, but I do like Verde a lot. It will mix and match well with my Aubergine, Plum, and Burnt Orange bags.