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  • Web Guidelines - Official UMD Web Colors

    Red (#cc0000), black (#000000), gold (#ffcc00), and white (#ffffff), are the official colors of the University of Maryland. The red used on the university's home page and web templates is color #CC0000. The university's Design Standards Style Guide has corresponding information on PMS colors for university print work.

    A suggested complementary color palette is shown below with the corresponding color codes. The templates use a common set of these complementary colors. For best results, ask a designer to choose a few colors from this palette or try one of the ready-made color schemes below.

    Color Suggestions


    • #cc0000

    • #990000

    • #ff0000

    Black and Grays

    • #000000

    • #333333

    • #404039

    • #646464

    • #c2c1ba


    • #ffcc00

    • #FFC240

    • #ffcc33

    • #ffcc66

    White and Cream

    • #ffffff

    • #F9F9F9

    • #f5f5eb

    • #edeada

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    College Park, Maryland 20742-5411