Ray, I am trying to reduce the amount of direct edits to PS 4.5's code as I want to be able to have my customers to use the existing admin tools without my intervention. If needed, I certainly can edit the css directly.
That said, in the admin panel we are discussing, I was trying to change the Fresh template to reflect the HTML(HEX)-#00295B as the darker dominate color, with #8A9397 as the lighter standard color. I was saving these changes in the new template "onetoone". For instance, when I try to change the "menu" to #8A9397, it changes the color to #899196, and then when I make more edits on other areas, the menu goes to a rust color (#944F4A).