uOttawa colour palettes

Colour plays an essential role in maintaining the strength of a brand. Shown below is the family of uOttawa corporate colours and their compositions.

OFFICIAL INSTITUTIONAL COLOUR PALETTE


A. Official corporate colours

WHITE TEXT

GARNET*
PMS 7427 C
CMYK C: 9-100-73-35
CMYK U: 7-87-61-20
HEX 8f001a
RGB 143-0-26

WHITE TEXT
BLACK TEXT

GREY**
(For logo on white background on the web)
PMS Warm Grey 9 C
CMYK 52-51-55-9
HEX 80746c
RGB 128-116-108

* When using the corporate garnet on uncoated paper, please follow the uncoated recipe provided (U). You can also adjust the density of the ink on press in order to best match PMS 7427 C. When printing on fabric (tablecloths or flags), PMS 202 may be used, or its 4-colour process equivalent (CMYK 0-100-61-43).

** The same values can be used for printing on both coated and uncoated paper for all corporate greys.

B. Complementary corporate colours

BLACK TEXT

POLAR GREY
(For light grey web and print backgrounds)
PMS Warm Grey 1 C
in a 30% tint
CMYK 4-3-3-0
HEX f2f2f2
RGB 242-242-242

BLACK TEXT

LIGHT GREY
(For left section of colour footers, vertical line in colour header, or reversed logo on black or charcoal backgrounds)
PMS Warm Grey 5 C
CMYK 32-31-35-0
HEX aca39a
RGB 172-163-154

WHITE TEXT

CHARCOAL GREY
(For standard isolation band in the corporate footer)
PMS Black C in a 93% tint
CMYK 32-31-35-80
HEX 2d2d2c
RGB 45-45-44

A & B – The official colour palette of the University of Ottawa was designed to support as well as complement the corporate visual identity. Colour values and formulas must not be altered or replaced, particularly where they are found within the corporate branding templates. In order to further reinforce the corporate identity, you may incorporate the corporate colour palette into your artwork. Refer to the colour descriptions for suggested uses in print and/or web applications.

uOttawa official faculty colours

In order to allow differentiation between the faculties, the following faculty colour palette was developed.

OFFICIAL FACULTY COLOUR PALETTE


C. Primary faculty colours

BLACK TEXT

Arts

WHITE
PMS – NO VALUE
CMYK 0-0-0-0
HEX ffffff
RGB 255-255-255

WHITE TEXT

Civil Law and Common Law

BRICK RED
PMS 1807 C
CMYK 24-98-78-14
HEX a9343a
RGB 169-52-58

BLACK TEXT

Engineering

ORANGE
PMS 1665 C
CMYK 6-88-100-1
HEX df4526
RGB 223-69-38

BLACK TEXT

Education

STEEL BLUE
PMS 7454 C
CMYK 65-36-14-0
HEX 628fb6
RGB 98-143-182

WHITE TEXT

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

SLATE GREY
PMS 426 C at 92% tint
CMYK 70-63-60-53
HEX 35343b
RGB 53-52-59

BLACK TEXT

Health Sciences

GREEN APPLE
PMS 583 C
CMYK 32-13-100-0
HEX b9bf15
RGB 185-191-21

WHITE TEXT

Telfer School of Management

GARNET
PMS 7427 C
CMYK 9-100-73-35
HEX 8f001a
RGB 143-0-26

WHITE TEXT

Medicine

DARK PURPLE
PMS 2695 C
CMYK 87-96-40-44
HEX 2f1a45
RGB 47-26-69

BLACK TEXT

Science

YELLOW
PMS 108 C
CMYK 1-11-100-0
HEX ffda00
RGB 255-218-0

BLACK TEXT

Social Sciences

TURQUOISE
PMS 3272 C
CMYK 100-3-50-5
HEX 009d93
RGB 0-157-147

C – Respect for the uOttawa faculty colour palette supports the visual identity of the University of Ottawa. Always refer to the diagram above when creating uOttawa faculty-branded material, to ensure you are using the proper faculty colour. Colour values and formulas are not to be altered, particularly where they are found within the corporate branding templates.

All uOttawa faculty colours must be used at 100% opacity, with the exception of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Pantone 426C, which is used at a 92% tint.

See above for recommendations regarding web-accessible text colours for each faculty colour. Colour contrast rules must be respected, as with the University of Ottawa logos.

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