Talk:School colors

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Color Choices[edit]

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.

Is this really necessary? -- (talk) 04:52, 5 December 2007 (UTC)


Could we research and find out why schools have the tradtion of colors and mascosts? 03:40, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Possible move[edit]

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)


My recommendation is to visit: 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: for an excellent distinction. Here you see the robe and regalia colors, NOT school colors.

However, I see both of these topics as befitting the general topic of "school colors". Unless we have a section on the colors of academic regalia? (talk) 11:32, 25 February 2011 (UTC)


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! (talk) 11:35, 25 February 2011 (UTC)