Columbia blue

Columbia Blue is a blue tertiary color named after Columbia University. The color itself comes from the official hue of the Philolexian Society, the university’s oldest student organization. Although Columbia Blue is often identified with Pantone 292, it was first used by the Philolexian Society in 1852, before color standardization. Pantone 290, a slightly lighter shade of blue, has also been specified by some Columbia University offices and is the current official color listed by Columbia University’s Office of Visual Communications.