SnoopyTech shared two sets of unboxing galleries on Twitter this morning.
Starting with Arctic Blue, we see that it is actually a lighter shade.
This Pixel 7a is not as faded as the near-white barely blue color for the Pixel 4a in 2020,
But it's coming to that. Regardless, both the shades are quite delightful.
In these real life shots (or at least in this particular lighting condition),
The camera bar is coming across as being very gray and/or silvery when viewed head on, rather than light colored.
Unfortunately, we can't see the side rails very well except in the image of the front of the box.