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OU Campus - Style-Guide

Standard Colors used in WKU's Templates

Other than white (HTML Code: #FFFFFF) and black (HTML Code:#000000), there are 4 main colors used in WKU's templates.  They are as follows:

WKU Red - #B01E24

WKU Red is used as the background color in the header, the background color for top navigation menus, and is also the color for all links. This is the primary color for the site.


Darker Red - #9A1A20

To accent the WKU Red there is a 10% darker red. This red is used for borders, hover and active states, and darker red backgrounds.


Lightest Gray - #EFEFEF

The lightest gray, used for the background, borders. To be used as an accent color, not for text.


Lighter Gray - #CCCCCC

The second lightest gray, used mostly for borders. To be used as an accent color, not for text.


Muted Text Gray - #777777

A lighter gray for muted or secondary text. Often seen combined with italics to create subheaders or titles.


Text Gray - #555555

Gray used for base text and header color over white backgrounds.


Darker Gray - #333333

Darker gray used for text and sub navigation background.


Black Gray - #222222

As an alternative to using solid black for backgrounds the site uses a very dark shade of gray. This is softer than solid black and blends with the other shades of gray on the site.


Am I Limited to these Colors?

No, you are not limited to using these colors.  But, we do encourage you to use them as your primary colors.

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 Last Modified 11/6/17