Color Palette

Our Primary Color(s)

 
#CC0000 hex
204, 0, 0 rgb
@brand {LESS} variable

Scarlet, a/k/a ‘Red’ is more than just our brand color. In design, it asserts its dominance without breaking a sweat. It is the dominant color in the UNLedu design, and should not be overwhelmed by other colors as they are added to produce finished pages and sites.

 
#F8F5EC hex
248, 245, 236 rgb
@cream {LESS} variable

Cream is the calm, warm white background over which Scarlet shouts. It is the default background color to the UNLedu 4.0 page design. ‘Scarlet and Cream’ are mentioned in three of our fight songs, though oddly ‘Dear Old Nebraska U’ mentions no color other than “true blue.”

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it. Pierre Bonnard Awesome painter and printmaker

Secondary Colors

Triad: Blue

Base color
#137CBD hex 19, 124, 189 rgb @triad {LESS} variable
Highlight color
#1B9AE8 hex 27, 154, 232 rgb @light-triad {LESS} variable
Shadow color
#41708D hex 65, 112, 141 rgb @dark-triad {LESS} variable

Complement: Green

Base color
#008A2C hex 0, 138, 44 rgb @complement {LESS} variable
Highlight color
#00BD3C hex 0, 189, 60 rgb @light-complement {LESS} variable
Shadow color
#38764C hex 56, 118, 76 rgb @dark-complement {LESS} variable

Neutral: Tan

Base color
#4A3B13 hex 74, 59, 19 rgb @neutral {LESS} variable
Highlight color
#554721 hex 85, 41, 33 rgb @light-neutral {LESS} variable
Shadow color
#453E2B hex 69, 62, 43 rgb @dark-neutral {LESS} variable

Energetic: Orange

Base color
#D4440B hex 212, 68, 11 rgb @energetic {LESS} variable
Highlight color
#F35B1F hex 243, 91, 31 rgb @light-energetic {LESS} variable
Shadow color
#B34E26 hex 179, 78, 38 rgb @dark-energetic {LESS} variable

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