Columbia blue

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Columbia Blue
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C4D8E2
sRGBB  (rgb) (196, 216, 226)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (34, 11, 0, 29)
HSV       (h, s, v) (200°, 13%, 89%)
Source Columbia University[1][2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Columbia Blue, also known as Jordy blue, is a light blue tertiary color named after Columbia University. The color itself derives from the official hue of the Philolexian Society, the university's oldest student organization.[3] There was no official definition of the precise Columbia Blue until 2009, when the university defined it as Pantone 290 (Hex #C4D8E2). The authentic Columbia Blue is often confused with Pantone 292 (Hex #62A8E5), which is a slightly darker shade of blue used by Columbia sports teams.

Usage, symbolism, colloquial expressions

Fraternities and sororities

Organizations, fraternities and sororities that use Columbia blue for their colors:

School color

Columbia blue is used as one of the two or three color symbols for the following colleges, universities and high schools:



  • The song "Reno Dakota", by the band The Magnetic Fields, makes a play on words with the color in the couplet "You know you enthrall me and yet you don't call me it's making me blue/Pantone 292."

See also


  1. ^ "blue290 – A Practical Guide to Columbia's Standards of Visual Identity" (PDF). Columbia University in the City of New York. May 2011. p. 4 ("1:3"). Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Columbia University Web & Identity Guidelines". Columbia University in the City of New York. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Cardozo, Ernest Abraham (1902). A History of the Philolexian Society of Columbia University from 1802- 1902. New York: Philolexian Society. pp. 149–150. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
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