Color

Harvard Medical School has created three different color palettes with primnary, secondary, and accent colors to allow you to combine and create elegant color combinations of your own. Primary colors feature the famous Harvard Crimson and Ink colors, which should be the main focus and can be built upon. Secondary colors are to be used as neutrals to allow the primary colors to be the main focus. Accent colors are to be used for highlighting important information.

PRIMARY COLORS

Within our color palette, we have two primary colors that are used: Harvard Crimson and Black.

Color Matching
In reproducing Harvard University colors for print on-screen viewing, note the recommended mixes. Please proof the colors against a printed Pantone chip to adjust mixes if necessary.

Color Name Color PMS CMYK RGB HEX
Crimson Crimson Red 187 Uncoated
1807 Coated
C-7
M-94
Y-65
K-25
R-165
G-28
B-48
A51C30
Black Ink Process Black Uncoated
Process Black Coated
C-0
M-0
Y-0
K-100
R-30
G-30
B-30
1E1E1E


SECONDARY COLORS

The secondary palette provides a neutral field against which the primary colors can live.

Color Name Color PMS CMYK RGB HEX
Mortar Mortar Warm Gray 8 Uncoated
Warm Gray 8 Coated
C-16
M-23
Y-23
K-44
R-140
G-129
B-121
8C8179
Parchment parchment Cool Gray 1 Uncoated
Cool Gray 1 Coated
C-3
M-2
Y-5
K-5
R-243
G-243
B-241
F3F3F1
Slate slate 7544 Uncoated
7544 Coated
C-33
M-15
Y-14
K-17
R-137
G-150
B-160
8996A0
Shade shade 7542 Uncoated
7542 Coated
C-21
M-0
Y-6
K-20
R-186
G-197
B-198
BAC5C6


ACCENT COLORS

Additional colors have been provided to allow for highlighting or accenting key information. In general, tertiary colors should be used sparingly so they do not to overwhelm the primary and secondary palettes.

Color Name Color PMS CMYK RGB HEX
Indigo indigo 540 Uncoated
533 Coated
C-100
M-83
Y-46
K-13
R-41
G-51
B-82
293352
Blue Bonnet bluebonnet 2727 Uncoated
2727 Coated
C-71
M-42
Y-0
K-0
R-78
G-132
B-196
4E84C4
Ivy ivy 363 Uncoated
363 Coated
C-68
M-0
Y-100
K-24
R-82
G-133
B-76
52854C
Pear pear 578 Uncoated
578 Coated
C-20
M-0
Y-40
K-6
R-195
G-215
B-164
C3D7A4
Lemon lemon 120 Uncoated
120 Coated
C-0
M-9
Y-58
K-0
R-255
G-219
B-109
FFDB6D
Saffron saffron 1595 Uncoated
1595 Coated
C-0
M-59
Y-100
K-5
R-232
G-125
B-30
D16103
Gold gold 125 Uncoated
125 Coated
C-0
M-26
Y-100
K-26
R-196
G-150
B-26
C4961A
Creme creme 7499 Uncoated
7499 Coated
C-0
M-2
Y-15
K-0
R-244
G-237
B-202
F4EDCA