University Colors

Primary Colors

Notre Dame blue (Pantone 289), gold (Pantone 117), and metallic gold (Pantone 10127) are Notre Dame’s primary colors.

Neither color will ever reproduce as brightly and richly in four-color process as it does as a spot ink.
Spot colors are more accurate than screen-built colors. Colors displayed below will vary from printed tones.

Electronic displays (LCD screens, CRT monitors, etc.) may display colors slightly different than in print. Gold is a particularly challenging color. As such, an alternate gold has been provided for electronic applications.

  • Pantone 289
    c98 m84 y46 k51
    r0 g43 b92

  • Pantone 117
    c0 m18 y100 k15
    r177 g141 b3

  • Pantone 10127 (Metallic)
    c32 m38 y88 k6
    r174 g145 b66

Electronic Versions

  • Blue
    r2 g43 b91

  • Gold
    r220 g180 b57

Secondary Colors

The secondary color palette is provided to aid the design of communications that reflect the University of Notre Dame’s brand in tone and style through consistent use of color.

Although the University’s primary colors are blue and gold, marketing communications can be made more effective and compelling with a more flexible and sophisticated use of color harmony and contrast. Colors rendered on screen from official Hex values. Printed tones will vary.

These secondary colors have been inspired by the heritage of Notre Dame.

Mandatory or Optional?

Please note: The color palette has been carefully selected to create a cohesive family that allows for a range of creative possibilities for the University masterbrand. Use of these elements in communications will help create and maintain a consistent look and feel for our collective key audiences. Communicators are not required to use these colors, but please consider their use.

  • Pantone 460
    c4 m5 y44 k0
    r246 g231 b161

  • Pantone 378
    c34 m0 y100 k60
    r70 g85 b16

  • Pantone 613
    c0 m4 y100 k30
    r153 g150 b35

  • Pantone black 4
    c0 m22 y100 k89
    r48 g34 b5

  • Pantone 1817
    c0 m90 y100 k66
    r95 g23 b9

  • Pantone 7710
    c68 m13 y23 k0
    r90 g171 b188

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Tertiary Colors

Like the secondary colors, the tertiary color palette is intended to add breadth and depth to our overall look and feel. These tertiary colors have been chosen to complement the other brand colors and provide an expanded family of colors. These colors should be used only as accent colors or in limited ways. Colors rendered on screen from official Hex values. Printed tones will vary.

  • Pantone 1805
    c0 m91 y100 k23
    r170 g39 b47

  • Pantone 723
    c0 m43 y97 k17
    r186 g111 b46

  • Pantone 128
    c0 m11 y65 k0
    r242 g214 b83

  • Pantone 7519
    c50 m60 y100 k48
    r90 g65 b47

  • Pantone 7406
    c0 m18 y100 k0
    r255 g207 b1

  • Pantone 347
    c100 m0 y86 k3
    r0 g155 b72

  • Pantone 7448
    c32 m42 y0 k55
    r74 g54 b81

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