The official color palette of the California State University provides a spectrum of colors specifically chosen to create an easily recognizable identify for the CSU while also complementing campus identity guidelines. Consistent use of the CSU color palette enhances awareness of the CSU and helps position our presence as a state-wide contributor to the culture and economy of California.
Our primary colors are CSU Red (Pantone #186),
Cool Gray 1, and
Pantone 186 C#CC0B2A
Cool Gray 1#D9D9D6
To ensure the consistency of the CSU’s visual identity with color:
* The PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM (PMS) is a worldwide printing, publishing and packaging color language for the selection, marketing and control of color. The colors shown throughout the website have not been evaluated by Pantone, Inc. for accuracy and may not match the PANTONE color standards. For accurate standards, refer to current PANTONE publications. PANTONE® is a registered trademark of Pantone, Inc.