Oxford Blue (colour)

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Oxford BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #002147
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 33, 71)
HSV       (h, s, v) (212°, 16%, 76[1]%)
Source Oxford Branding Guidelines
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Oxford Blue is the official colour of the University of Oxford.[2] The official Oxford branding guidelines set the definition of Oxford Blue as Pantone 282, equivalent to the hex code #002147.[3]

With a hue code of 212, this colour is actually a very dark tone of azure. Azure colours are those colours with a hue code of between 195 and 225.

Usage[edit]

Oxford Blue is strongly associated with the University of Oxford, especially with the official sport teams, also called the Oxford Blue. It is also used by Georgetown University[4] and the athletic teams of the University of Michigan.[5]

Oxford Blue is associated with the lighter Cambridge Blue. Cambridge Blue is the official colour of Brisbane Grammar School, Carlton Football Club (AFL) and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#002147 Color Information". Colorhexa.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  2. ^ Oxford Brand Colours, University of Oxford.
  3. ^ Oxford Branding Guidelines, University of Oxford.
  4. ^ "Primary and Secondary Colors - Visual Identity". Visualidentity.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  5. ^ "The University of Michigan Brand | Global Marketing & Communications". Logos.umich.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-24.