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
PMS 7427 C
CMYK C: 9-100-73-35
CMYK U: 7-87-61-20
(For logo on white background on the web)
PMS Warm Grey 9 C
* 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
(For light grey web and print backgrounds)
PMS Warm Grey 1 C
in a 30% tint
(For left section of colour footers, vertical line in colour header, or reversed logo on black or charcoal backgrounds)
PMS Warm Grey 5 C
(For standard isolation band in the corporate footer)
PMS Black C in a 93% tint
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
PMS – NO VALUE
Civil Law and Common Law
PMS 1807 C
PMS 1665 C
PMS 7454 C
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
PMS 426 C at 92% tint
PMS 583 C
Telfer School of Management
PMS 7427 C
PMS 2695 C
PMS 108 C
PMS 3272 C
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.