Cardinal (color)


Cardinal (color)

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Cardinal is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by cardinals. The family of birds takes its name from the color.

Cardinal in other color systems

The corresponding Pantone Matching System (PMS) color is 200. However, Stanford's, [http://web.mit.edu/graphicidentity/colors/index.html M.I.T.´s] , and [http://www.usc.edu/identity/print/colors_and_typefaces U.S.C.´s] PMS color is 201, while [http://www.cmu.edu/identity/id_colorplaid.html Carnegie Mellon] and [http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/Policies/Identity/Guide/colors.html Worcester Polytechnic Institute] use PMS 187. [http://www.cuacardinals.com/information/quick_facts/index Catholic University´s] PMS color is 1805.

The hex triplet for the web-safe version of the color is #CC2233.

Cardinal in nature

* The cardinal bird is colored a bright tint of cardinal.

Cardinal in human culture

Fraternities

* Cardinal is used by the Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Chi Omega, and Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternities.

Religion

* The cassocks worn by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are colored cardinal.

School Colors

* Cardinal is the official color of Stanford University, (though the athletic teams' official colors are cardinal and white, school athletic teams are called "The Cardinal"), and University College, Durham, UK. Other school colors described as cardinal include those of The University of Arizona, The University of Arkansas, Ball State University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, The Catholic University of America, Chadron State College, Fairfield University, Iowa State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oberlin College, Stevens Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, Wesleyan University, Willamette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sports

* The color "deep cardinal" is one of the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, along with the color "California gold".
* The color "rich cardinal" is the official color of the Arizona Cardinals.
* The colour "cardinal" is the official colour of Marlow Rowing Club in the UK (hence 'colour' not 'color').

See also

* List of colors


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