Color Palette

SCREEN VIEWING

When designing a presentation that will be viewed solely on screen (phone, tablet, desktop, projection, web), use the RGB values listed for the color, and set the document to an RGB color space. For development on the web, use the HEX value listed for the color.

FOUR-COLOR PRINTING

If the final application of your design will be produced with either four-color offset or digital printing, use the CMYK color values listed next to each color swatch.

Harvard Crimson

Use only the officially designated shade, as poorly matched colors weaken the impact and effectiveness of our graphic identity.

Name Swatch PMS CMYK RGB HEX
Crimson PMS 187U
PMS 1807C
C: 7
M: 94
Y: 65
K: 25
R: 165
G: 28
B: 48

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Core Color Palette

A core palette has been defined to provide a neutral field against which the crimson can live.

Name Swatch CMYK RGB HEX
Red Red

C: 0
M: 100
Y: 85
K: 0

R: 237
G: 27
B: 52

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Salmon

Salmon

C: 3
M: 54
Y: 23
K: 0

R: 236
G: 143
B: 156

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Black C: 0
M: 0
Y: 0
K: 100
R: 30
G: 30
B: 30

000000

Grey Grey

C: 45
M: 30
Y: 25
K: 0

R: 147
G: 161
B: 173

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Green

Green

C: 70
M: 0
Y: 100
K: 0

R: 77
G: 184
B: 72

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Lime green

Lime Green

C: 25
M: 0
Y: 100
K: 0

R: 203
G: 219
B: 42

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Blue

Blue

C: 70
M: 40
Y: 0
K: 0

R: 78
G: 136
B: 199

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Sky blue

Sky Blue

C: 40
M: 20
Y: 0
K: 0

R: 149
G: 181
B: 223

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Warm yellow

Warm Yellow

C: 0
M: 33
Y: 100
K: 0

R: 252
G: 179
B: 21

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Yellow

Yellow

C: 0
M: 10
Y: 90
K: 0

R: 255
G: 222
B: 45

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Turquoise

Turquoise

C: 100
M: 0
Y: 40
K: 0

R: 0
G: 170
B: 173

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Aquamarine

Aquamarine

C: 60
M: 0
Y: 12
K: 0

R: 80
G: 196
B: 221

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Purple

Purple

C: 46
M: 64
Y: 0
K: 0

R: 148
G: 110
B: 183

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Lavender

Lavender

C: 27
M: 51
Y: 0
K: 0

R: 187
G: 137
B: 202

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