Yale Blue

Yale Blue

Yale Blue – the dark blue color used in association with Yale University – varies with use and history. University Printer John Gambell characterized the spirit of the color as "a strong, relatively dark blue, neither purple nor green, though it can be somewhat gray. It should be a color you would call blue." [http://www.yale.edu/tnj/35-2/endnotecontent.htm "True Blue"] by Ellen Thompson. Retrieved April 9, 2007.]

The university administration defines Yale Blue as a custom color whose closest approximation in the Pantone system is [http://www.yale.edu/printer/identity/images/yaleblue/pms289.gifPantone 289] , with Pantone 288 and Pantone 654 as related colors of higher and lower intensity. [Yale University: [http://www.yale.edu/printer/identity/yaleblue.html#yaleblue "Yale's visual identity."] Retrieved April 9, 2007.] Scientifically, Yale Blue is defined as being 482nm in wavelength.

The Yale Corporation adopted blue as the university's color in 1894, after a half century during which green was associated with the university.

Other uses

The hue is one of the two official colors of the University of California, Berkeleycite web| url=http://facultyguide.berkeley.edu/campuslife/faq_18.html | title=What are Cal’s official colors?| accessdate=2007-12-03 ] and, along with Harvard University's crimson, of Southern Methodist University.cite web| url=http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:DISxbbLa9NMJ:www.smu.edu/admission/walking_tour.pdf+Southern+Methodist+University+%22yale+blue%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us&client=firefox-a| title=SMU Campus Tour | accessdate=2007-12-03 ]

It was Duke University's official color from the 1880s until the 1960s, when the less-red Prussian blue was adopted. However, Pantone 289 remains an acceptable approximation.cite web| url=http://library.duke.edu/uarchives/faqs/duke_blue.html | title=The origin of Duke Blue | accessdate=2007-12-03 ]

References

External links

* [http://www.yale.edu/tnj/35-2/endnotecontent.htm Article in The New Journal]
* [http://www.yale.edu/printer/identity/yaleblue.html#yaleblue Yale Identity specifications]

ee also

*Columbia blue
*Tiffany Blue
*Azure
*Brandeis Blue


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