Seattle Seahawks is one of the younger clubs of American football in the NFL. They’ve only been playing since the 70s, unlike most of the teams, which were founded in the 30-40s. Despite this, they are regarded as one of the most powerful teams in the League, with frequent visits to the top-10 teams in roster.
Who owns Seattle Seahawks? The club is owned by the Allen family. In particular, it’s tied to the Paul G. Allen.
The team was created in 1970 by a number of Seattle businessmen. The city didn’t have any worthwhile football teams prior to that. The name was chosen because of a large population of sea hawks (aka ospreys) in this part of the country. The colors, for their part, are taken from both the flag of Seattle and the Washington State.
1976 – 2002
The original logo displayed the head of a sea hawk, positioned horizontally and including the neck. It was an artistic illustration, mostly consisting of the lines and geometric shapes. Much of the logo (including the beak, head and upper neck) were blue, while the throat and eyes were green.
The remaining space between the colored elements stayed white.
2002 – 2012
In 2002, the logo changed to a slightly sharper look. It meant the lines now ended in pointed tips, and the expression of the hawk in particular became more violent and determined. Other than that, they also arranged the features into a more believable form. Lastly, the blue turned slightly darker, while the throat turned to ordinary blue.
2012 – today
Most things stayed the same, but in 2012 they decided to change the throat to grey instead of blue.
The Seahawk helmets were rather simple throughout the history. Until 2002, they were mostly grey (with just a small addition of blue to the face protection in the 80s) with the logo of the time featured on the sides. In 2002, they changed the logo and the dominant color (to light blue), and by 2012 did the same but with the darker color.
The only other addition they made over the years is an array of white dots arranged across the helmet’s midline on top.
Originally, these uniforms sported grey pants and blue jerseys (white on occasions), with the addition of wide blue-white-green stripes all over the place. In later variations, the pants were turned white with variations of light blue (just like on the helmets), although the jerseys also occasionally turned to light blue for various situations.
The combination of blue pants and white/blue jerseys continued even when the color changed to a darker blue shade in 2012. That’s also when the team started introducing lime in various combinations, as well as completely grey uniforms for nostalgic purposes.
Seattle Seahawks Colors
PANTONE: PMS 289 C
HEX COLOR: #002244;
RGB: (0, 34, 68)
CMYK: (100, 65, 0, 60)
PANTONE: PMS 368 C
HEX COLOR: #69BE28;
RGB: (105, 190, 40)
CMYK: (57, 0, 84, 0)
PANTONE: PMS 429 C
HEX COLOR: #A5ACAF;
RGB: (165, 172, 175)
CMYK: (5, 0, 0, 30)