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Color Usage

The proper use of our color palette is essential to maintain a viable brand. Consult the university’s marketing, publications, printing and web specialists for professional assistance when selecting colors for communications.

Primary Colors

SILVER and GOLD are the official colors of the University of Idaho.

One of the primary colors must be the dominant, non-photographic color on page or spread. The tertiary color palette may be used in a more limited fashion and should not be used without elements of the official colors.


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Offset Colors

The offset palette may be used to emphasize the main brand colors. A rich black, standardized dark gray, and white give the most visual contrast for highlighting primary and tertiary brand colors. For example: a solid dark background.


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Tertiary Colors

The tertiary colors are designed to be support palettes. In addition to a palette for internal advancement audiences, there is an alternate, saturated option for use with undergraduate and recruitment audiences.

An additional suite of tertiary colors has also been used for specific campaigns for undergraduate and recruitment communications. For more information, contact Creative Services.

Use sparingly: Expansive use of tertiary colors can overwhelm the University’s brand. Accent colors should not exceed more than 10-20 percent of the product’s visual weight. Tertiary colors work well as subheads, bars or dividers.

Combine wisely: Combine primary and tertiary colors wisely as certain pairings may draw an association with competitors or look poorly.


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University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 111-111-6291

Fax: 111-111-5841

Email: [email protected]