Color

Communications pieces for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will adopt the signature colors for the university: scarlet, gray, white, and black, as described at http://brand.osu.edu/color/.

Secondary color palettes are also available. Initially these were assigned to a mission area, but now you may choose from any of the palettes. Do keep in mind that colors from each palette are meant to work together. Do not mix colors from one palette with another but feel free to experiment with tints and shades, as shown on the tabs below.

Secondary colors mean just that – scarlet, gray, white and black are the primary colors and should be dominant.

In two-color publications for 4-H, the 4-H clover green may be used in place of one of Ohio State's primary or secondary palettes. A little 4-H green goes a long way; use it as an accent color with black as the primary color.

To learn how to make sure the color you are using is correct, see this explanation: Creating_Brand_Colors.pdf

And if you want to understand the difference between CMYK and RGB, go here: CMYK_vs_RGB.pdf

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center will adopt Group 2 of the secondary color palettes.


Enterprising. Innovative. Sophisticated.
Robust turquoise, buttery yellow, tangy mustard, thick purple, and sky blue speak to a modern, sophisticated audience. Evoking foodie indulgences and active lifestyles, this palette is forward-thinking.

Robust Turqoise Buttery Yellow Tangy Mustard Thick Purple Sky Blue
PMS 563
C50 M0 Y29 K2
R110 G187 B171
#6ebbab
PMS 1205
C0 M3 Y39 K0
R255 G236 B182
#ffecb6
PMS 391
C23 M5 Y100 K33
R144 G151 B56
#909738
PMS 2597 (70% K)
C80 M99 Y0 K70
R20 G10 B31
#140a1f
PMS 644
C42 M10 Y2 K6
R146 G176 B215
#92b0d7

Use tints and shades for variation and flexibility

For exact formulas on these variant swatches see http://www.osu.edu/brand/color/extended-colors.html .

Ideas for combinations