Oxford Blue (colour)

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Oxford Blue
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #002147
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 33, 71)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 80, 0, 60)
HSV       (h, s, v) (212°, 100%, 28[1]%)
Source Oxford Branding Guidelines
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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.


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 the Pennsylvania State University,[4] Georgetown University,[5] and the athletic teams of the University of Michigan.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "#002147 Color Information". Colorhexa.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  2. ^ Oxford Brand Colours, University of Oxford.
  3. ^ Oxford Digital Style Guide, University of Oxford.
  4. ^ "Background about Penn State's Visual Identity - Visual Identity" (PDF). psu.edu. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Primary and Secondary Colors - Visual Identity". Visualidentity.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  6. ^ "The University of Michigan Brand | Global Marketing & Communications". Logos.umich.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-24.