Columbia blue

Columbia blue
Columbia blue
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #75B2DD
RGBB (r, g, b) (117, 178, 221)
HSV (h, s, v) (205°, 47%, 87%)
Source [1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Columbia blue, also known as Jordy blue, is a light blue tertiary color named after Columbia University. The typical Columbia blue is defined by Pantone Columbia Blue 3 (PANTONE 292).[1]


Usage, symbolism, colloquial expressions

Fraternities and Sororities Organizations, fraternities and sororities that use Columbia blue for their colors:

School Colors Columbia blue is used as one of the two or three color symbols for the following colleges, universities and high schools:


  • Every Argentinian National Team (Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Olympic Games...)
  • The Buffalo Braves, now Los Angeles Clippers.
  • The Denver Nuggets have worn Columbia blue road jerseys since the 2003–04 NBA season.
  • The Kansas City Royals "powder blue" uniforms that debuted in 2008 are actually Columbia blue.
  • The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team wears their traditional Columbia blue jerseys instead of the university's official color Reflex blue.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies introduced an alternate Columbia blue road jersey in 2009, which is actually "smoke blue."
  • The Tampa Bay Rays selected Columbia blue as one of its three color symbols in September 2007. The color is used in the team's logos, uniforms and official merchandise.
  • The Tennessee Titans (formerly the Houston Oilers from 1960–1996 and the Tennessee Oilers from 1997–98) have used Columbia blue in their color scheme throughout their entire franchise history.
  • The Utah Jazz wore Columbia blue alternate road jerseys from 2006–2010.


  • The song "Reno Dakota", by the band The Magnetic Fields, makes a play on words with the color in the couplet "You know you enthrall me and yet you don't call me it's making me blue/Pantone 292."

See also


External links

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