Crimson is the official color of Harvard University. Harvard Business School provides a palette built off the crimson base to add energy, complexity and sophistication to designs involving the Harvard brand.
Harvard University's crimson has a CMYK code of 7/94/65/25, a HEX code of A51C30, an RGB code of 165/28/48, and a PMS code of either 187U or 1807C. The primary palette provided by Harvard Business School contains a dozen colors, including pastels, grays and black. The secondary palette consists of five colors that include darker shades of the primary palette's pastels. The primary palette is designed for use in larger amounts, while the secondary palette is designed for accenting. Some of the colors from both palettes are reserved for web-use only.