The official colors of the University of Missouri are black and MU Gold. Please consult your print vendor and/or firstname.lastname@example.org for advice related to matching MU Gold on specific projects.
Our secondary palette is designed to complement Mizzou black and gold and allow them to stand out while providing flexibility in design layouts. Supporting colors should be used as accents. Tints of each may be used when necessary to extend the number of colors, for example, in charts, graphs, and diagrams.
Note to designers and printers:
The recommended CMYK, RGB and HEX values for MU Gold are different from those recommended by Pantone®. Many software programs use Pantone’s color specifications, so it is necessary to create these formulas within a document rather than relying upon the program’s built-in conversion from spot color to process color.
RGB: 0, 0, 0
When using a single ink print 100K.
PMS 124 C
PMS 7406 U
RGB: 241, 184, 45
When a formal feel is preferred and budget allows, the use of metallic ink may be appropriate. Pantone® 10123C (a premium metallic) is preferred, but 871C is acceptable when 10123C is unavailable. When using metallic foils, the closest available match to MU Gold should be selected.
Keep the following guidelines in mind when using the secondary color palette:
- All pieces should include black and gold as the predominate colors.
- Secondary colors provide variability, but please limit the number of secondary colors used in a single piece so they do not create an environment in which MU is not recognizable.
- Be mindful of color combinations that represent other universities.
PMS: WARM GRAY 8
RGB: 143, 136, 132
LIGHT WARM GRAY
PMS: WARM GRAY 1
RGB: 219, 213, 205
RGB: 125, 125, 125
RGB: 215, 215, 215
RGB: 144, 0, 0
RGB: 189, 92, 44
RGB: 105, 144, 29
RGB: 28, 94, 144
RGB: 228, 241, 250