Web Colors

Primary Colors

Blue

R0 G85 B162
#0055A2

Gold

R229 G168 B35
#E5A823

Gray

R147 G149 B151
#939597

 

Gray on the Web

Light Gray

R210 G210 B210
#D2D2D2

Dark Gray

R102 G102 B102
#666666

 

Color Contrast

Across all digital platforms, including on websites, blogs and social media, be mindful of color contrast. Users with vision challenges or limitations may have a difficult time differentiating between colors.

Accessible

White text on a blue background

Blue text on a white background

Gray #666666 or darker text on a white background

Blue text on a gray #D2D2D2 or lighter background

Black text on a gray #D2D2D2 or lighter background

White text on a gray #666666 or darker background

 

Not Accessible

White text on a yellow background

Blue text on a yellow background

Yellow text on a blue background

Yellow text on a white background

Gray #939597 text on a white background

Gray #D2D2D2 text on a white background

Black text on a gray #939597 background

Black text on a gray #666666 background

Blue text on a gray #939597 background

Blue text on a gray #666666 background

 

Using all official colors, including yellow and gray, as foreground or background colors in graphic elements on the web is acceptable.

 

Color contrast is one of many considerations when creating web applications and content that everyone can use, including people with disabilities who may use assistive technologies to access your website. It is the right thing to do, the smart thing to do, and it is the law. To check text for proper contrast, visit WebAIM's color contrast checker. To find colors that meet the WCAG Guidelines in text/background contrast ratios visit Color Safe.

For more information regarding ADA compliance and legibility guidelines, visit Web Services web accessibility website