PPG can't give you a paint code because they don't make the Honda paint.......The Honda's are painted using RedSpot paint out of Evansville Indiana :wink: I work in a paint department at an automotive supplier and we have had different suppliers in are paint shop in the past, PPG, RedSpot, Akzo Nobel, BASF and Dupont. Honda sources out there painting and has the paint companies bid on being an "in house" supplier. The inhouse supplier controls all the paint process.
There is absolutely NO WAY possible someone can take a camera and get you a color match.......You could not even get it close, whoever told you that is feeding you a big ol pile of BS. There is to many factors to consider, especially in a metallic color......the metallics reflect the light differently depending on the way it is applied and the size of the metal, if you take the exact same can of paint and apply it wet vs. dry you'll get 2 completely different colors because the metal will lay differently.
The only way they could get it close is to take a part off your bike, preferably, something with a flat surface and measure it using an X-Rite machine (or something similar). This will give you a numeric value of where your color is in "color space". You might be able to take your side cover to a place that mixes paint like a Lowe's or something similar that has a machine that can give you the numeric value called L.A.B.
Also just because 2 different paint companies have the same Orion Silver paint name means nothing. Thats like saying that a Yugo and a Ferrari are the same because they are both "automobiles"