If it looks darker in the photos than it is in real life, then we really shouldn't use those as example photos. I suggest we get some good pictures of the obviously dark blue/dark purple examples up instead of working with grey at this point. Allow it, sure, but work with the other examples for a while. I'll see if I can get some help with my dark elf NPC makeup in July (I am pretty bad with shading and whatnot) and get those up. Some of the responses when I took these pictures to some of the negatively impacted folks were: "That looks like they are going for, 'as close to the original as possible.'" "48 drops black, one drop blue. Yeah, no bueno. They need to specify what types of color they are using."