College Colors

"Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow."
-- Wassily Kandinsky

Orange symbolizes energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. It is the primary color of SUNY Empire State College. The primary color to pair with SUNY Empire State College orange is grey.

Next to each swatch is the color defined as:

  • Pantone spot color (PMS)
  • Hex code (#)
  • Red, Green, Blue (RGB)
  • Process colors Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Black (CMYK)
Color SamplePantone (PMS) NumberHex CodeRGBCMYK
Primary Colors








R-243 G-139 B-60 C-0 M-51 Y-100 K-0




When PMS 425 is not an option, 
use 80% black


R-124 G-126 B-127 C-25 M-18 Y-15 K-51
Secondary Colors

The colors in the secondary palette allow broad artistic freedom.



423 909496 R-144 G-148 B-150 C-19 M-11 Y-12 K-31



421 B3B5B5 R-179 G-181 B-181 C-28 M-19 Y-19 K-2



458 CEB964 R-206 G-185 B-100 C-6 M-11 Y-90 K-10



624 82A198 R-130 G-161 B-152 C-46 M-11 Y-33 K-2



549 6899AE R-104 G-153 B-174 C-58 M-12 Y-17 K-2



5135 8C7287 R-140 G-114 B-135 C-26 M-52 Y-4 K-29



5615 6A7970 R-106 G-121 B-112 C-61 M-36 Y-58 K-15



7463 51657D R-81 G-101 B-125 C--89 M-51 Y-23 K-21

Accent Colors

The colors in the accent palette should be used sparingly, for emphasis.

  376 70AB37 R-112 G-171 B-55 C-48 M-0 Y-95 K -4
  3145 007788 R-0 G-119 B-136 C-100 M-4 Y-28 K-20
  1665 E56849 R-229 G-104 B-73 C-0 M-63 Y-95 K-0
  114 FFD94A R-255 G-217 B-74 C-0 M-7 Y-93 K-0

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