Columbia blue

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Columbia Blue
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#B9D9EB
sRGBB  (rgb)(185, 217, 235)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(23, 0, 1, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(202°, 21%, 92%)
SourceColumbia University[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Columbia Blue is a light blue tertiary color named after Columbia University. The color itself derives from the official hue of the Philolexian Society, the university's oldest student organization.[2]

Usage, symbolism, colloquial expressions[edit]

Fraternities and sororities[edit]

Organizations, fraternities and sororities that use Columbia blue for their colors:

School color[edit]

Columbia blue is used as one of the two or three color symbols for the following colleges, universities and high schools:



  • The song "Reno Dakota", by the band The Magnetic Fields, makes a play on words with the color in the couplet "You know you enthrall me and yet you don't call me it's making me blue/Pantone 292."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Colors | Identity Guidelines". Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Cardozo, Ernest Abraham (1902). A History of the Philolexian Society of Columbia University from 1802- 1902. New York: Philolexian Society. pp. 149–150. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
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