Symbolize layer color using RGB values

Discussion created by simon6 on Nov 1, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2012 by achapkowski-esristaff
I am looking to symbolize the color fill of a polygon feature class / shp using the RGB values (e.g. 54,54,234,0) in the attribute table.
I was surprised not to find this functionality in ArcGIS 10x by default.
So has anyone done this using python? Would I have to create a lyr file to make the colors stick? Would a style work? Other ideas?