Color Palettes

Harvard Palettes

Color Matching

In reproducing Harvard University colors for print and/or on-screen viewing, please use the recommended mixes as a starting point. The Pantone Matching System is used for color matching. Whenever possible, proof against a printed Pantone chip, adjusting mixes for the best match.

Color Palette

Harvard Crimson

Whenever possible, the Veritas Shield should appear in the Harvard Crimson. It should never be represented in any other colors. Use only the officially designated shades and always insist upon accurate color matching, 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 PMS CMYK RGB HEX
Ink PMS Process Black U
PMS Process Black C
C= 0
M= 0
Y= 0
K= 100
R= 30
G= 30
B= 30

1E1E1E

Mortar PMS Warm Grey 8 U
PMS Warm Grey 8 C
C= 16
M= 23
Y= 23
K= 44
R= 140
G= 129
B= 121

8C8179

Parchment PMS Cool Grey 1 U
PMS Cool Grey 1 C
C= 3
M= 2
Y= 5
K= 5
R= 243
G= 243
B=241

F3F3F1

Slate PMS 7544 U
PMS 7544 C
C= 33
M= 15
Y= 14
K= 17
R= 137
G= 150
B= 160

8996A0

Shade PMS 7542 U
PMS 7542 C
C= 21
M= 0
Y= 6
K= 20
R= 186
G= 197
B= 198
BAC5C6

Accent Color Palette

An accent color palette has been defined for highlighting.

Name Swatch PMS CMYK RGB

HEX

Indigo PMS 540 U
PMS 533 C
C= 100
M= 83
Y= 46
K= 13
R= 41
G= 51
B=82

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Bluebonnet PMS 2727 U
PMS 2727 C
C= 71
M= 42
Y= 0
K= 0
R= 78
G= 132
B= 196

4E84C4

Ivy PMS 363 U
PMS 363 C
C= 68
M= 0
Y= 100
K= 24
R= 82
G= 133
B= 76
52854C
Pear PMS 578 U
PMS 578 C
C= 20
M= 0
Y= 40
K= 6
R= 195
G= 215
B= 164

 

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Saffron PMS 1595 U
PMS 1595 C
C= 0
M= 59
Y= 100
K= 5
R= 232
G= 125
B= 30
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Creme PMS 7499 U
PMS 7499 C
C= 0
M= 2
Y= 15
K= 0
R= 244
G= 237
B= 202
F4EDCA
Gold PMS 125 U
PMS 125 C
C= 0
M= 26
Y= 100
K= 26
R= 196
G= 150
B= 26
C4961A
Lemon PMS 120 U
PMS 120 C
C= 0
M= 9
Y= 58
K= 0
R= 255
G= 219
B= 109
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