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Lund University has a broad colour palette which gives us our own distinctive visual colour expression. Here you can get an overview of our profile colours and how to use them.

Our profile colours

Two of Lund University’s profile colours, dark blue and bronze, come from our logotype. The other colours are inspired by the urban environments of Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Download a complete overview of Lund University’s profile colours (PDF 59 kB, new window)

Colour codes for websites can be found further down on this page.

The various colour systems

RGB is colour in the form of added light, and stands for Red, Green and Blue. You experience RGB colours on all sorts of screens and they are therefore the standard in programs for screen presentations such as PowerPoint. If you are creating a banner or similar for the web, you should always use RGB.

CMYK are the most common print colours and stand for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key-colour (black). All colour which is printed out by a colour printer or printed from a press is obtained using CMYK (unless you have chosen to print a spot colour).

Pantone (Pantone Matching System, often referred to as PMS) is the most common spot colour system for printing. Pantone colours are mainly used for one- or two-colour printing when a precise colour match is desired, for example when printing office material, and they offer the possibility of printing colours which cannot be obtained using CMYK, such as fluorescent and metallic colours.

NCS = Natural Colour System. Provides the correct colour values for things like signage, paintwork and some profile products.

Colour codes for websites and apps

In order for the profile colours to look good on websites they must be adapted to HTML/web colours which consist of the basic colours RGB (Red, Green, Blue) and whose tone values are often stated hexadecimally (HEX). The yellow colour has been developed specially for use on the web and is never to be used in printed material. For further information on the application of the graphic profile on the web, see the University’s web templates.

Download an overview of the online colour codes (PDF–17 kB, new window)

Go to the Image and Media Bank to download the web templates

Read more on the page on the Graphic Profile for Online Presence

How to use the colours

The pastel colours are the colours that are to be most visible and most used. Bronze complements and dark blue is to be the least prevalent colour.

White is a large part of our colour profile and is to be used for example in heading spaces, on texts, white frames and above all plenty of space in the layout. Remember to work images into your layout where possible, and do not let the colours take up too much space. It is the combination of our colours, our image style, and the white/empty spaces which give Lund University a unique visual identity.

Colour impression
The illustration shows the correct proportion in the relative strength of our profile colours.

Text colours

Bronze, dark grey, black and white (negative) are approved text colours.

Read more about how to use the profile colours in text

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