It is lucky that Matthew Mitcham likes the colour silver because he added yet another Commonwealth Games medal of that description to his collection on Friday when he and Grant Nel combined for second placing in the three-metre springboard competition.
Mitcham and Nel finished with 403.14 points, behind comprehensive winners England pair Jack Laugher and Chris Mears (431.94) with another England pairing of Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward (364.41) taking the bronze.
Mitcham, for whom this was a sixth career silver medal, said the Australian pair did the best they could when they live in different states and spend little time training together.
"Jack is in such good form at the moment. He is ranked (second) in the world and those two train together," Mitcham said.
"It's kind of hard for us because we live in different cities. The amount of training we get is maybe one week when we’re here. We did one week about a month before we left then we got a week at trials. Apart form that we hardly get to train together. I think that we do remarkably well for the amount of training we get together.
"That’s six now. I'm going for eight Commonwealth medals. A collection of different colours from here would be nice but I'm pretty fond of the silver colour, it does match my complexion very well so I'm quite happy with silver today."
The Australians have competed together as a pairing since 2009, with Mitcham pairing with Ethan Warren in Delhi in 2010. However, they have recently been matched up again.
"We’re the best two in the country at the moment. For Delhi I did synchro with Ethan Warren because we were the best match at that time, but Ethan retired after London so we found ourselves back together again," Mitcham said.
"We’ve always been a good match. I was trying to focus more on platform for a while. Now that Ethan is gone it was a good opportunity.
"I guess Diving Australia is looking at, I don’t want to say easy medals, but medal opportunities and they really thought Grant and I together were a really good opportunity to get medals."
Nel won a bronze medal in the one-metre springboard on Thursday but had a disastrous 3m springboard competition, slipping on the board in the preliminaries and landing in the water on his back. He was scored 0 for the dive.
He said it felt good to overcome the previous day's problems.
"Absolutely chuffed to come back and see that diving board again and think that’s my house," he said. "I really wanted to take control of it. I really, really enjoyed it. I had Matt next to me helping me out and it was fantastic."
Meanwhile, Australia's Esther Qin was the top qualifier for the one metre springboard final which will include teammates Maddison Keeney and Georgia Sheehan.