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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

University Colors

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/standards/colors/

[PDF] Color Guidelines (83 KiB)

Primary Color Palette

The Minnesota State Mankato color palette unifies our communications and is a powerful tool for building brand recognition.

Purple and gold are our heritage colors and should be prominent in all communication pieces. When the piece allows only one color (or two, together with black), choose purple. Our official purple and gold may also be used as screens in one- or two-color pieces.

To ensure consistent colors when using process colors for full-color printing, use the CMYK equivalents listed in this document for color definitions.

 

Purple
Pantone 269
C: 78, M: 100, Y: 0, K: 33
RGB: 63, 0, 88
Hex: #480059

 

Gold
Pantone 109
C: 0, M: 10, Y: 100, K: 0
RGB: 241, 228, 5
Hex: #F7E400

Secondary Color Palette

The additional colors, neutrals and metallics in our palette were chosen to complement our heritage colors and for the strength and tradition they convey in combination with purple and gold. When used primarily in the order they appear (red as the first-choice secondary color, etc.), the combinations are unique among institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Many System institutions use blue and green as primary or dominant-secondary colors; our emphasis on purple and gold, with minimal use of blue and green as secondary colors, helps differentiate us.

Any deviations from this palette must be approved by the Graphics Team graphics@mnsu.edu.

 

Red
Pantone® 1805
C: 0, M: 91, Y: 100, K: 23
RGB: 161, 45, 22
Hex: #BB270E

 

Orange
Pantone® 167
C: 0, M: 60, Y: 100, K: 17
RGB: 186, 122, 23
Hex: #CF7A00

 

Gold
Pantone® 4405
C: 0, M: 15, Y: 78, K: 36
RGB: 175, 160, 68
Hex: #B6A238

 

Green
Pantone® 378
C: 34, M: 0, Y: 100, K: 60
RGB: 93, 109, 12
Hex: #566D00

 

Green (2)
Pantone® 357
C: 80, M: 0, Y: 100, K: 56
RGB: 45, 93, 29
Hex: #005D0D

 

Light Blue
Pantone® 5415
C: 42, M: 8, Y: 0, K: 40
RGB: 122, 140, 161
Hex: #738DA4

 

Dark Blue
Pantone® 648
C: 100, M: 62, Y: 0, K: 52
RGB: 27, 50, 94
Hex: #012E5E

 

Violet
Pantone® 528
C: 41, M: 55, Y: 0, K: 0
RGB: 161, 130, 178
Hex: #AC83B5

 

Neutral 1
Pantone® Warm Gray 1
C: 0, M: 2, Y: 3, K: 6
RGB: 243, 240, 237
Hex: #F4F0ED

 

Neutral 2
Pantone® Warm Gray 3
C: 0, M: 4, Y: 8, K: 17
RGB: 221, 216, 207
Hex: #DFD9CF

 

Neutral 3
Pantone® Warm Gray 5
C: 0, M: 5, Y: 10, K: 29
RGB: 196, 190, 181
Hex: #C7BFB6

 

Neutral 4
Pantone® Warm Gray 11
C: 0, M: 17, Y: 34, K: 62
RGB: 120, 109, 87
Hex: #7C6D56

 

Metallic Purple
Pantone® Metallic Coated 8802
RGB: 77, 52, 98
Hex: #4D3462

 

Metallic Gold
Pantone® Metallic Coated 871
RGB: 172, 156, 101
Hex: #AC9C65