Secondary Palette

  •   PMS 2597
    CMYK: 80 99 0 0
    RGB: 68 35 105
    HEX: #442369
  •   PMS 644
    CMYK: 42 10 2 6
    RGB: 146 176 215
    HEX: #92b0d7
  •   PMS 380
    CMYK: 18 0 82 0
    RGB: 212 223 72
    HEX: #d4df48
  •   PMS 5473
    CMYK: 86 20 32 51
    RGB: 38 104 109
    HEX: #26686d
  •   PMS 110
    CMYK: 2 22 100 8
    RGB: 220 170 56
    HEX: #dcaa38
  •   PMS 7532
    CMYK: 23 37 45 65
    RGB: 69 56 49
    HEX: #453831
  •   PMS 391
    CMYK: 23 5 100 33
    RGB: 144 151 56
    HEX: #909738
  •   PMS 159
    CMYK: 1 72 100 7
    RGB: 214 88 40
    HEX: #d65828
  •   PMS 1205
    CMYK: 0 3 43 0
    RGB: 255 234 174
    HEX: #ffeaae
  •   PMS 563
    CMYK: 50 0 29 2
    RGB: 110 187 171
    HEX: #6ebbab
  •   PMS 7534
    CMYK: 5 5 15 8
    RGB: 221 222 198
    HEX: #dddec6
  •   PMS 2425
    CMYK: 40 100 10 26
    RGB: 133 30 94
    HEX: #851e5e

Since 1878, when a group of students chose our iconic signature colors, the Buckeye Nation has recognized scarlet and gray as Ohio State. We are a diverse institution, however, and we speak to vast and varied audience every day. Keeping those diverse communications in mind, a secondary palette has been carefully selected for versatility and compatibility with our iconic hues. This range of extended color options was chosen to complement the core university colors and provides units with the flexibility to distinguish themselves while building alignment and consistency.

These colors reflect the university’s physical environment and work in concert with the primary colors. Whether selecting a single secondary color or many, scarlet and gray should always appear in a prominent way on any communication materials.

When choosing complementing blue tones, keep in mind our sensitivity at Ohio State to that particular color. Blue should never be visually dominant.