Our Colours


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Drawing on the traditional, earthier colours of the city, sandstones, ochres and slates — we punctuate it with top notes of vibrant colours to capture the sense of calm and energy, old and new, tradition and innovation.

Alternative colours should not be introduced into the system, this dilutes the impact of our colour palette.

Primary Palette:
Slate Blue:
PMS 533
CMYK 92/80/43/40
RGB 34/49/78
HEX #22314E
Limestone:
PMS 7529
CMYK 26/26/33/0
RGB 190/178/166
HEX #BEB2A6
Granite:
PMS Warm Grey 11
CMYK 0/14/26/58
RGB 109/94/81
HEX #6D5E51
Sandstone:
PMS 1245
CMYK 22/41/100/2
RGB 199/147/22
HEX #C79316
Marble:
PMS 433
CMYK 80/69/58/68
RGB 27/35/42
HEX #1B232A
White space 50%
CMYK 11/12/14/0
RGB 223/216/210
HEX #DFD8D2
50%
CMYK 30/27/30/0
RGB 182/174/168
HEX #B6AEA8
50%
CMYK 12/18/53/0
RGB 227/201/138
HEX #E3C98A
50%
CMYK 47/37/36/2
RGB 141/145/148
HEX #8D9194
25%
CMYK 5/5/6/0
RGB 239/236/233
HEX #EFECE9
25%
CMYK 13/11/14/0
RGB 218/215/211
HEX #DAD7D3
25%
CMYK 5/8/24/0
RGB 241/228/197
HEX #F1E4C5
25%
CMYK 22/16/16/0
RGB 198/200/202
HEX #C6C8CA
Secondary Palette:
Purple:
PMS 216
CMYK 39/95/51/29
RGB 127/35/71
HEX #7F2347
Pink:
PMS 214
CMYK 15/100/42/1
RGB 207/3/96
HEX #CF0360
Lime:
PMS 368
CMYK 64/0/100/0
RGB 102/188/41
HEX #66BC29
Green:
PMS 3405
CMYK 100/0/83/0
RGB 0/173/104
HEX #00AD68
Blue:
PMS 639
CMYK 100/17/9/0
RGB 0/152/205
HEX #0098CD
Orange:
PMS 129
CMYK 4/16/84/0
RGB 245/207/71
HEX #F5CF47
50%
CMYK 26/47/22/0
RGB 191/145/163
HEX #BF91A3
50%
CMYK 5/62/3/0
RGB 231/129/175
HEX #E781AF
50%
CMYK 32/0/54/0
RGB 178/222/148
HEX #B2DE94
50%
CMYK 48/0/39/0
RGB 127/214/179
HEX #7FD6B3
50%
CMYK 46/3/6/0
RGB 128/203/230
HEX #7FCBE6
50%
CMYK 3/6/43/0
RGB 250/231/163
HEX #FAE7A3

Usage

The neutral primary palette should make up about 80% of the colour on the page.

Our brighter secondary colours should be used sparingly to highlight important information and calls to action. They should make up no more than 20% of the colour on any given layout.

Using tints of the colours and use of white space is encouraged to create dynamic and well structured communications.

Colour Code Notes

  • PMS (Pantone Colour Matching System) is a standardized colour reproduction system. These colours are the master reference, which technicians use to ensure that their printers have produced the correct colour on a printed page. The numbers refer to the coated versions of the colour, as opposed to uncoated versions. The other colour types listed below are derived from this master reference.
  • CMYK is a subtractive colour model in which cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black) inks are combined in varying levels to produce a broad array of colours in colour printing.
  • RGB is an additive colour model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in varying levels to reproduce a broad array of colours on a computer monitor or TV screen.
  • HEX (web colours) are colours used in designing web pages. A colour is specified according to the intensity of its red, green and blue components (arranged #RRGGBB), each represented by eight bits. Thus, there are 24 bits used to specify a web colour, and 16,777,216 colours that may be so specified. One byte represents a number in the range 00 to FF (in hexadecimal notation), or 0 to 255 in decimal notation. A value of #000000 is black, and #FFFFFF is white.