Colors

Columbia Blue

The official Columbia Blue is Pantone 290. It is based on the color of the Philolexian Society, Columbia’s oldest student organization, founded in 1802.

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PMS 290C
PMS 290C

RGB: 185, 217, 235
CMYK: 23, 0, 1, 0

Secondary Blues

The Columbia University trademark can also be rendered in these approved blues. Columbia University Irving Medical Center uses PMS 280. 

Blue PMS 284C
PMS 284C

RGB: 108, 172, 228
CMYK: 59, 17, 0, 0

Blue PMS 285C
PMS 285C

RGB: 0, 114, 206
CMYK: 90, 48, 0, 0

PMS 286C blue
PMS 286C

RGB: 0, 51, 160
CMYK: 100, 75, 0, 0

Columbia University Medical Center blue, PMS 280C
PMS 280C

RBB: 2, 33, 105
CMYK: 100, 85, 5, 22