Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly met with the media after Wednesday's practice with a prop.
The Irish coach brought the new gold helmet that will debut in Saturday night's home game against USC.
"We finally got it right," Kelly said. "(Athletic director Jack Swarbrick) and I have been frustrated with the color of the helmet, and we've had Ryan Grooms, our equipment manager, who's worked diligently in getting this put together.
"We feel like we've finally got the gold the right way. It's not those different shades we've seen over the years. We're pretty excited about it and we'll wear it this weekend."
Kelly said the helmet was tested under an HD camera and no longer requires to be painted before every game. The helmet still has the flakes of gold in it.
"We wanted it to be the Golden Dome," Kelly said. "That's the representation to me, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. But that's the gold we were looking for.
"The tints were changing so slightly but visible to us. Even in the last couple years I've been here, the colors have been changing. So we wanted something we felt was right on. We think it's the right look, maintain the tradition of our uniform with the right gold helmet. We think it's the right look."
Kelly again avoided committing to Notre Dame wearing its green uniforms this weekend, saying the Irish would got with their traditional colors.
"Last I checked, they were blue, white and gold … and green," Kelly said.