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The UCL colour palette

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UCL has an extensive colour palette which allows for more flexibility than most other visual identities. The UCL colour palette contains samples of all the colours available along with their Pantone, RGB, CMYK and HTML colour codes. No other colours should be used. Designers and colleagues producing materials will need to receive a copy of this. 

Explanation of the different colour codes

  • Pantone refers to a set of standard colours for printing, each with their own unique number. Used for printing.
  • HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and refers to codes that are inserted into the design of web pages to instruct them how to look. In this case, referring to specific colours. Used for web design.
  • RGB stands for red, green and blue and refers to a colour mixing system combining those three colours to produce other colours. Used for online display.
  • CMYK refers to Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black and is a colour model in which each colour is described using a mix of these colours. This is because offset printing uses these four basic inks to produce all other colours. Used for high-end printing.