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Sacramento State Colors

The University's primary colors are Sac State Green (PMS 343) and Sac State Gold (PMS 4252). Expanded color palettes support these colors for use in formal, standard and casual voice applications as well as in web development and other digital communication color guidelines have been established for the color percentages appropriate for use in each voice, but in all case Sacramento State "owns" green.

Primary Colors

Sac State Green

Pantone 343 C
~CMYK: 89-19-72-60
Pantone 343 U
~CMYK: 91-15-80-47
RGB: 0-78-56
HEX:043927

Sac State Gold

Pantone 4525 C
~CMYK: 9-12-47-18
Pantone 4525 U
~CMYK: 8-10-44-15
RGB: 196-182-129
HEX: c4b581

COLOR UPDATE
Sac State Gold
has been updated
to retain color integrity
and improve
consistency.
Previously PMS 4515,
it is now PMS 4525

 

Formal Voice Color Palette

The formal voice color palette is reserved for communications that are dignified, formal and institutional. When creating official or formal Sacramento State collateral, green and gold should always be the prominent colors, with green the dominant color.Formal communications use 90% of the formal color palette, 10% may use accent colors from the standard voice color palette.

Please read the Formal Color Palette Guidelines prior to designing materials.


Download Link iconFormal Color Palette for InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop Swatch Library

Redwood Grove Green

Pantone 560 C
~CMYK: 79-30-63-80
Pantone 560 U
~CMYK: 85-32-79-59
RGB: 0-46-35

Sac State Green

Pantone 343 C
~CMYK: 89-19-72-60
Pantone 343 U
~CMYK: 91-15-80-47
RGB: 0-78-56

Stinger Green

Pantone 341 C
~CMYK: 95-5-82-24
Pantone 341 U
~CMYK: 96-5-80-23
RGB: 0-132-83

Evergreen Ash

Pantone 347 C
~CMYK: 93-0-100-0
Pantone 347 U
~CMYK: 71-0-72-0
RGB: 0-170-79

Spruce Green

Pantone 369 C
~CMYK: 68-0-100-0
Pantone 369 U
~CMYK: 55-0-92-3
RGB: 88-185-71

White Birch

Pantone 616 C
~CMYK: 10-5-49-6
Pantone 616 U
~CMYK: 17-11-52-0
RGB: 218-212-144

Sac State Gold

Pantone 4525 C
~CMYK: 9-12-47-18
Pantone 4525 U
~CMYK: 8-10-44-15
RGB: 196-182-129

Hornet Yellow

Pantone 110 C
~CMYK: 2-22-100-8
Pantone 110 U
~CMYK: 4-17-98-7
RGB: 230-183-17

American River Teal may not be used next to Sac State Gold, Ginkgo Gold, Hornet Yellow or California Poppy.

Standard Voice Color Palette

The standard voice color palette is appropriate for on-and-off campus.Standard voice materials must use at least 30% of the primary colors with Sac State Green dominant and may use up to 70% of the standard or formal voice color palettes.


Please read the Standard Color Palette Guidelines prior to designing materials.

Download Link iconStandard Color Palette for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Swatch Library

Ginkgo Gold

Pantone 7406 C
~CMYK: 0-20-100-2
Pantone 7406 U
~CMYK: 1-17-93-3
RGB: 250-198-6

California Poppy

Pantone 124 C
~CMYK: 0-30-100-0
Pantone 124 U
~CMYK: 2-30-98-8
RGB: 235-171-33

Kumquat Orange

Pantone 131 C
~CMYK: 2-39-100-10
Pantone 131 U
~CMYK: 3-36-97-9
RGB: 221-151-26

Guy West Bridge Orange

Pantone 153 C
~CMYK: 5-64-100-17
Pantone 153 U
~CMYK: 5-52-97-14
RGB: 198-103-29

Red Maple

Pantone 7599 C
~CMYK: 0-85-98-20
Pantone 7599 U
~CMYK: 0-72-83-22
RGB: 198-64-29

Pomegranate

Pantone 202 C
~CMYK: 9-100-64-48
Pantone 202 U
~CMYK: 12-88-67-34
RGB: 132-0-41

Mulberry

Pantone 689 C
~CMYK: 24-89-5-37
Pantone 689 U
~CMYK: 40-78-23-12
RGB: 139-52-109

Princess Tree Purple

Pantone 7670 C
~CMYK: 80-74-0-0
Pantone 7670 U
~CMYK: 73-62-0-2
RGB: 78-88-166

American River Teal

Pantone 3155 C
~CMYK: 100-9-29-47
Pantone 3155 U
~CMYK: 100-6-31-34
RGB: 0-100-144

Desert Olive

Pantone 384 C
~CMYK: 26-4-99-35
Pantone 384 U
~CMYK: 27-6-95-26
RGB: 112-140-44

Pineapple Guava

Pantone 611 C
~CMYK: 7-1-89-10
Pantone 611 U
~CMYK: 5-3-100-13
RGB: 214-220-52

Squirrel Brown

Pantone 140 C
~CMYK: 19-49-100-54
Pantone 140 U
~CMYK: 14-28-90-35
RGB: 117-86-39

Black Walnut

Pantone 7532 C
~CMYK: 23-37-45-65
Pantone 7532 U
~CMYK: 14-23-33-52
RGB: 93-78-63

American River Teal may not be used next to Sac State Gold, Ginkgo Gold, California Poppy or Hornet Yellow.

Casual Voice Color Palette


Casual voice colors are for on-campus communications only. These colors are not appropriate for web applications. Casual communications are primarily targeted at our current student community.Casual communications must use at least 10% of the primary colors with Sac State Green dominant and may use up to 90% of the casual, standard and formal voice color palettes.

No.2 Pencil Yellow

Pantone 116 C
~CMYK: 0-14-100-0
Pantone 116 U
~CMYK: 0-19-100-0
RGB: 255-205-0

Flamin' Hot Orange

Pantone 7579 C
~CMYK: 0-74-100-0
Pantone 7579 U
~CMYK: 0-56-89-0
RGB: 222-92-43

Rose Garden Red

Pantone 193 C
~CMYK: 2-99-62-11
Pantone 193 U
~CMYK: 3-89-49-9
RGB: 191-13-62

Phlagleblast Fuchsia

Pantone 513 C
~CMYK: 53-99-0-0
Pantone 513 U
~CMYK: 41-82-0-0
RGB: 135-38-113

Blue Gum Eucalyptus

Pantone 7467 C
~CMYK: 97-0-30-0
Pantone 7467 U
~CMYK: 76-0-30-0
RGB: 0-163-173

Blue Book Cyan

Pantone 326 C
~CMYK: 81-0-39-0
Pantone 326 U
~CMYK: 68-0-36-0
RGB: 21-170-166

Apple Green

Pantone 361 C
~CMYK: 77-0-100-0
Pantone 361 U
~CMYK: 56-0-87-0
RGB: 55-167-72

Bike Lane Lime

Pantone 382 C
~CMYK: 28-0-100-0
Pantone 382 U
~CMYK: 33-0-85-0
RGB: 191-208-39

Blue Gum Eucalyptus, Blue Book Cyan and American River Teal may not be used next to
Sac State Gold, No.2 Pencil Yellow, Ginkgo Gold, California Poppy or Hornet Yellow.

Web Color Palette


Web colors include formal and standard palettes only, the formal voice includes a modified palette with additional gold options that are only available for web presentation. Green should always be the dominant color.Formal communications use 90% of the formal color palette, 10% of the communication may use accent colors from the standard voice color palette. Standard voice materials must use at least 30% of the primary colors with Sac State Green dominant and may use up to 70% of the additional supporting colors in either the formal or standard palette.

Please read the Web Color Palette Guidelines prior to designing materials.

Formal Voice Color Palette

Redwood Grove Green

RGB: 0-46-35
HEX: 021e14

Sac State Green

RGB: 0-78-56
HEX: 043927

Stinger Green

RGB: 0-132-83
HEX: 00573d

Evergreen Ash

RGB: 0-170-79
HEX: 0fa153

Spruce Green

RGB: 88-185-71
HEX: 58b947

Hornet Yellow

RGB: 230-183-17
HEX: e6b711

Sac State Gold

RGB: 196-182-129
HEX: c4b581

Web-Only Color

RGB: 170-152-94
HEX: aa985e

Web-Only Color

RGB: 203-183-120
HEX: cbb778

Web-Only Color

RGB: 207-182-104
HEX: cfb668

Web-Only Color

RGB: 225-197-122
HEX: e1c57a

Web-Only Color

RGB: 240-225-176
HEX: f0e1b0

Standard Voice Color Palette

Ginkgo Gold

RGB: 250-198-6
HEX: fac606

California Poppy

RGB: 235-171-33
HEX: ebab21

Kumquat Orange

RGB: 221-151-26
HEX: dd971a

Guy West Bridge Orange

RGB: 198-103-29
HEX: c6671d

Red Maple

RGB: 198-64-29
HEX: c6401d

Pomegranate

RGB: 132-0-41
HEX: 840029

Mulberry

RGB: 139-52-109
HEX: 8b346d

Princess Tree Purple

RGB: 78-88-166
HEX: 4e58a6

American River Teal

RGB: 0-100-144
HEX: 006472

Desert Olive

RGB: 112-140-44
HEX: 708c2c

Pineapple Guava

RGB: 214-220-52
HEX: d6dc34

Web-Only Color

RGB: 151-176-89
HEX: 97b059

Squirrel Brown

RGB: 117-86-39
HEX: 755627

Black Walnut

RGB: 93-78-63
HEX: 5d4e3f

American River Teal may not be used next to Sac State Gold, Ginkgo Gold, California Poppy, Hornet Yellow or web-only colors: HEX aa985e, HEX cbb778, HEX cfb668, HEX e1c57a, HEX f0e1b0.