# Our Colours

Colour communicates in an immediate and powerful manner. The University of Alberta is instantly recognizable by many of its audiences through its two official colours, green and gold.

These colours have been associated with the university since its inception. Originally suggested by Marion Kirby Alexander, who drew her inspiration from the autumn colours of Edmonton's river valley, the green represents the wide stretches of prairie land flanked by deep spruce forests and is symbolic of hope and optimism. The gold represents the golden harvest fields and is symbolic of the light of knowledge. William Hardy Alexander, first professor of classics, relayed his wife's suggestion to the faculty, and the university's colours were officially adopted by the Senate at its first meeting on October 13, 1908.

Whenever possible we encourage you to use one or both of these colours as a foundational element within your promotional material. Consistent use of our official colours helps us continue to build recognition with our audiences and stakeholders.

### University Green

##### PANTONE COATED / UNCOATED

Pantone 356C / 356U

##### CMYK

C=95 M=8 Y=93 K=27

##### RGB

R=0 G=124 B=65

##### HEXADECIMAL

#007C41

### University Gold

##### PANTONE COATED / UNCOATED

Pantone 7405C / 7404U

##### CMYK

C=0 M=11 Y=97 K=0

##### RGB

R=255 G=219 B=5

##### HEXADECIMAL

#FFDB05

### Secondary Palette

The university has developed a secondary palette designed to support and complement our official colours. These colours enable flexibility and variety in design. It is not recommended that these colours be used without the support of University Green or Gold.

##### PANTONE

5425

##### CMYK

C=44 M=15 Y=7 K=22

##### RGB

R=125 G=154 B=170

##### HEXADECIMAL

#7D9AAA

##### PANTONE

583

##### CMYK

C=25 M=3 Y=100 K=14

##### RGB

R=168 G=180 B=0

##### HEXADECIMAL

#A8B400

##### PANTONE

7503

##### CMYK

C=10 M=15 Y=45 K=28

##### RGB

R=167 G=158 B=112

##### HEXADECIMAL

#A79E70

##### PANTONE

624

##### CMYK

C=47 M=6 Y=28 K=18

##### RGB

R=124 G=162 B=149

##### HEXADECIMAL

#7CA295

##### PANTONE

610

##### CMYK

C=3 M=2 Y=62 K=5

##### RGB

R=224 G=215 B=96

##### HEXADECIMAL

#E0D760

##### PANTONE

7492

##### CMYK

C=17 M=1 Y=45 K=3

##### RGB

R=199 G=210 B=138

##### HEXADECIMAL

#C7D28A

##### PANTONE

631

##### CMYK

C=73 M=0 Y=11 K=0

##### RGB

R=60 G=182 B=206

##### HEXADECIMAL

#3CB6CE

##### PANTONE

5777

##### CMYK

C=22 M=7 Y=51 K=22

##### RGB

R=163 G=168 B=107

##### HEXADECIMAL

#A3A86B

##### PANTONE

376

##### CMYK

C=53 M=0 Y=96 K=0

##### RGB

R=122 G=184 B=0

##### HEXADECIMAL

#7AB800

##### PANTONE

606

##### CMYK

C=0 M=6 Y=100 K=14

##### RGB

R=212 G=186 B=0

##### HEXADECIMAL

#D4BA00

##### PANTONE

7456

##### CMYK

C=72 M=50 Y=0 K=0

##### RGB

R=103 G=115 B=182

##### HEXADECIMAL

#6773B6

##### PANTONE

660

##### CMYK

C=91 M=53 Y=0 K=0

##### RGB

R=42 G=110 B=187

##### HEXADECIMAL

#2A6EBB

##### PANTONE

145

##### CMYK

C=0 M=58 Y=100 K=8

##### RGB

R=202 G=119 B=0

##### HEXADECIMAL

#CA7700

##### PANTONE

484

##### CMYK

C=8 M=91 Y=92 K=33

##### RGB

R=152 G=50 B=34

##### HEXADECIMAL

#983222

##### PANTONE

Warm Grey 9

##### CMYK

C=17 M=25 Y=25 K=49

##### RGB

R=130 G=120 B=111

##### HEXADECIMAL

#82786F

##### PANTONE

Cool Grey 9

##### CMYK

C=29 M=23 Y=16 K=51

##### RGB

R=116 G=118 B=120

##### HEXADECIMAL

#747678

##### PANTONE

690

##### CMYK

C=25 M=96 Y=15 K=60

##### RGB

R=100 G=31 B=69

##### HEXADECIMAL

#641F45

##### PANTONE

647

##### CMYK

C=96 M=53 Y=5 K=24

##### RGB

R=22 G=87 B=136

##### HEXADECIMAL

#165788

##### PANTONE

7526

##### CMYK

C=10 M=78 Y=100 K=46

##### RGB

R=69 G=35 B=37

##### HEXADECIMAL

#8D3C1E

##### PANTONE

4975

##### CMYK

C=36 M=84 Y=59 K=83

##### RGB

R=69 G=35 B=37

##### HEXADECIMAL

#452325

##### PANTONE

450

##### CMYK

C=31 M=31 Y=77 K=74

##### RGB

R=79 G=76 B=37

##### HEXADECIMAL

#4F4C25

##### PANTONE

350

##### CMYK

C=80 M=24 Y=69 K=70

##### RGB

R=40 G=78 B=54

##### HEXADECIMAL

#284E36

##### PANTONE

446

##### CMYK

C=52 M=32 Y=30 K=76

##### RGB

R=64 G=69 B=69

##### HEXADECIMAL

#404545

##### PANTONE

548

##### CMYK

C=100 M=19 Y=25 K=74

##### RGB

R=0 G=66 B=80

##### HEXADECIMAL

#004250