Black text on a white background is a surefire way of producing content with accessible color contrast. That said, if you are looking for more pizazz, we've pulled from JMU's official color guide to provides you with a number of recommended color combinations. These can be used readily in the creation of documents, presentations, web-pages, and more, with no fear of color contrast issues. Further, your content will look more cohesive and more onbrand with JMU's palate.

In this directory, we've included a number of ways to identify the colors:

  • "Hex" values for colors are primarily used in creating web content.
  • "RGB" values are used widely to identifying colors; the best place to start for the average user.

Not sure how to work with all of these values? Check out our "How to use color values in Microsoft Word" page for detailed instruction on how to get started. 

Directory

Use the following drop-down menu to choose between RGB, CMYK, and HEX values for the colors below.

Background colors to use with the
text color Black: HEX: #000000

HEX: #AD9C65

HEX: #CBB677

HEX: #F4EFE1

HEX: #B2B2B2

HEX: #D6D6D6

HEX: #B599CE

HEX: #DACCE6

HEX: #ADCC23

HEX: #DEEBA7

HEX: #D2EBF5

HEX: #FFBD00

Background colors to use with the
text color  Slate: HEX: #333333

HEX: #AD9C65

HEX: #CBB677

HEX: #F4EFE1

HEX: #B2B2B2

HEX: #D6D6D6

HEX: #B599CE

HEX: #DACCE6

HEX: #ADCC23

HEX: #DEEBA7

HEX: #D2EBF5

HEX: #FFBD00

Background colors to use with the
text color JMU Purple: HEX: #450084

Hex: #AD9C65

RGB: #CBB677

RGB: #DFD2AA

RGB: #EAE1C6

RGB: #F4EFE1

RGB: #DACCE6

RGB: #D6D6D6

Background colors to use with the
text color White: HEX: #FFFFFF

Hex: #450084

Hex: #333333

Hex: #595959

Hex: #3C738B

Hex: #5F791C

Background color to use with the
text color Gold: HEX: #CBB677

HEX: #333333

Background colors to use with the
text color Dark Gray: HEX: #595959

Hex: #DACCE6

Hex: #F4EFE1

Hex: #D6D6D6

Text colors to use with the
background color White: HEX: #FFFFFF

RGB: #450084

RGB: #333333

RGB: #595959

RGB: #3C738B

RGB: #5F791C

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