Braniff's brilliant Alexander Girard designed Jellybeans were loud and proud but for the colour-blind aviation enthusiast sitting in 2015 it isn't half difficult to work out which shades were which. Nowhere is this more difficult than with the blues, since there were no less than four different shades throughout the Jellybean era. Fortunately John Evanich III (JEE3) over at www.airlinercafe.com's forum has done a quite astounding job of sorting it all out. Looking at my Braniff blues it appears that Aeroclassics could have done with checking out his work!
Sky Blue was worn by 6 aircraft and Original Dark Blue by at least 8 but both were replaced as new colours in the 1967 colour reshuffle.
The Medium Blue was darker than the previous Sky Blue whilst the new Dark Blue was lighter than the original which makes determining which colour is which even more difficult. As with the greens the tinting of photographic film of the age sadly makes it very hard to see real reproductions of the colours in photos. The Medium Blue got onto at least 18 aircraft whilst the new Dark Blue was worn by 10.