Since Nike vs. Adidas is a major topic on this blog, especially the shade of maize that each company uses, I decided that I would look into the actual shade of maize and see which company uses the correct shade. In the pictures below, you will see all the shades of yellow (maize is on the far right, second row down).
Maize is a lighter yellow that obviously resembles the color of common corn. In this next picture, you see the shade of maize that each company uses.
In my opinion, Adidas uses the correct shade of maize. Nike uses more of a sunglow, jonquil, or amber shade (when compared to the 1st picture), and adidas' use of a lighter color is closer to the correct shade of maize. Although it isn't perfect, it is closer to the correct shade than Nike's "maize."
Tell me your input on the colors used by each company