Common primary colors include orange, purple, blue, red, and green. These colors are either paired with a 333color representing a metal (often black, brown, gray (or silver), white, or gold), or occasionally each other, such as orange/blue, red/green, or blue/yellow. Pairing two metals, such as black/white, silver/gold, and especially black/gold, is also a common practice.
So we can pair any primary color with any metal... or any primary color with any other primary color... or any metal with any other metal. Hmm.
Could we research and find out why schools have the tradtion of colors and mascosts? 126.96.36.199 03:40, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
It seems a more apt title for the article would be team colors since the article specifically mentions athletics in connection with school colors and also metions professional baseball teams.
This decision can't just reflect the personal bias of one editor and needs some sort of consensus before happening.
Scott 07:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
A BETTER IDEA:
My recommendation is to visit: http://www.fashion-hound.com/college-colors where you will find the official and sports team colors of each university by state.
This gives a terrific example of the colors but nothing of their history or why schools have colors - which interests me.
If you'd like to see the official colors of academic robes (regalia) for general majors, go to: http://www.academicapparel.com/caps/regalia_colors.html for an excellent distinction. Here you see the robe and regalia colors, NOT school colors.
One more thing: we need distinction between school color guidelines in America as opposed to Britain. No reason to separate the two traditions, but Britain is NOT the only country with school color traditions!188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:35, 25 February 2011 (UTC)