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IUP’s official school colors are crimson and gray, and these colors are an important part of the university’s visual identity. As such, it is important to use the correct colors consistently wherever possible. The correct colors, specified using the Pantone Marking System (PMS), are IUP Crimson (PMS 201) and IUP Gray (PMS 422).

To ensure that the official university colors are displayed accurately no matter what the medium, use the color “recipes” listed below. Most graphics software programs, such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop, allow users to set the proper color values for CMYK (colors to appear in the print medium), RGB (colors to appear in video, on computer monitors, or in PowerPoint presentations), and for other specialized color models. Choosing the values shown in the chart below will guarantee the closest match to the IUP official colors.

IUP Crimson (PMS 201)

CMYK Equivalent

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 100%
Y Yellow 63%
K Black 29%

RGB Approx.

R Red 158 
G Green 27 
B Blue 50 

LAB Equivalent

L Lightness 39
A Green-Red Axis 62
B Blue-Yellow Axis 24

RGB Hex Approx.

#9e1b32

IUP Gray (PMS 422)

CMYK Equivalent

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 0%
Y Yellow 0%
K Black 33%

RGB Approx.

R Red 162
G Green 165
B Blue 164

LAB Equivalent

L Lightness 75 
A Green-Red Axis 0 
B Blue-Yellow Axis -1

RGB Hex Approx.

#a2a5a4

College Colors

A primary identity color has been assigned to each of the academic colleges, as a means of building a common identity thread across the component departments of the colleges. This color may be applied to the IUP wave design theme or applied in other ways to unobtrusively show college affiliation.

Business and Information Technology (PMS 471)

CMYK

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 59%
Y Yellow 100%
K Black 18%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 182
G Green 85
B Blue 24

RGB (Hex)

#b65518

 

Education and Educational Technology (PMS 117)

CMYK

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 18%
Y Yellow 100%
K Black 15%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 201
G Green 153
B Blue 0

RGB (Hex)

#c99900

 

Fine Arts (PMS 576)

CMYK

C Cyan 49%
M Magenta 0%
Y Yellow 100%
K Black 39%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 105
G Green 145
B Blue 59

RGB (Hex)

#69913b

 

Health and Human Services (PMS 280)

CMYK

C Cyan 100%
M Magenta 72%
Y Yellow 0%
K Black 18%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 0
G Green 40
B Blue 120

RGB (Hex)

#002878

 

Humanities and Social Sciences (PMS 2627)

CMYK

C Cyan 77%
M Magenta 100%
Y Yellow 0%
K Black 31%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 67
G Green 22
B Blue 96

RGB (Hex)

#43165e

 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (PMS 195)

CMYK

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 100%
Y Yellow 60%
K Black 55%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 121
G Green 49
B Blue 65

RGB (Hex)

#793141

 

Secondary Color Palette

In printed publications, advertisements, and for other uses, IUP makes use of a palette of secondary colors to complement the official school colors. While designers are not restricted to using only these secondary colors, the colors in this palette were carefully chosen so that their intensity and color values work well with the official school colors. As such, they are the preferred supporting colors.

PMS 5483

CMYK

C Cyan 62%
M Magenta 0%
Y Yellow 21%
K Black 31%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 86
G Green 144
B Blue 151

RGB (Hex)

#569099

 

PMS 5285

CMYK

C Cyan 31%
M Magenta 27%
Y Yellow 0%
K Black 20%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 134
G Green 132
B Blue 165

RGB (Hex)

#8684a4

 

PMS 646

CMYK

C Cyan 65%
M Magenta 30%
Y Yellow 0%
K Black 11%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 83
G Green 129
B Blue 172

RGB (Hex)

#5381ac

 

PMS 5555

CMYK

C Cyan 43%
M Magenta 0%
Y Yellow 34%
K Black 38%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 104
G Green 138
B Blue 127

RGB (Hex)

#688a7e

 

PMS 3025

CMYK

C Cyan 100%
M Magenta 17%
Y Yellow 0%
K Black 51%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 0
G Green 80
B Blue 114

RGB (Hex)

#005072

 

PMS 3302

CMYK

C Cyan 100%
M Magenta 0%
Y Yellow 54%
K Black 69%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 0
G Green 77
B Blue 72

RGB (Hex)

#004d48

 

PMS 479

CMYK

C Cyan 30%
M Magenta 48%
Y Yellow 57%
K Black 0%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 170
G Green 127
B Blue 102

RGB (Hex)

#aa7f66

 

PMS 4515

CMYK

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 9%
Y Yellow 50%
K Black 24%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 183
G Green 166
B Blue 109

RGB (Hex)

#b7a66d

 

PMS 405

CMYK

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 10%
Y Yellow 33%
K Black 72%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 95
G Green 87
B Blue 79

RGB (Hex)

#5f574f

 

PMS 139

CMYK

C Cyan 0%
M Magenta 37%
Y Yellow 100%
K Black 23%

RGB (Decimal)

R Red 178
G Green 111
B Blue 0

RGB (Hex)

#b26f00

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