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Carolina blue
Carolina blue
(occasionally referred to as Tar Heel
Tar Heel
blue) is the shade of blue used as one of the official school colors of the University of North Carolina. The name is derived from the popular usage of "Carolina" to refer to the university. For clarity in branding and marketing, UNC Creative has defined the color as Pantone
Pantone
542 and declared that the closest RGB representation for the university's usage of Carolina blue
Carolina blue
to be Red
Red
75, Green
Green
156, and Blue
Blue
211, and the CMYK representation is Cyan
Cyan
60%, Magenta
Magenta
19%, Yellow
Yellow
1%, and Black
Black
4%. This results in a Hex code of  #62C6F2 . However the university has chosen the hex value of  #4B9CD3  as their web safe Carolina Blue
Blue
due to contrast issues and section 509 web requirements.[1] Oddly enough none of the colors match the selected Pantone
Pantone
542 which would be a hex value of #6699c2, RGB of (102,153,194), and a cmyk value of 47,21,0,24. Use of the light blue color at UNC dates from 1795 when the Dialectic (blue) and Philanthropic (white) Societies of the university chose representative colors. Society members would wear a blue or white ribbon at university functions, and blue or white ribbons were attached to the diplomas of graduates.[2] Light blue and white have been UNC's sporting colors since the 1880s, when UNC's football team adopted the light blue and white of the Di-Phi Societies as their colors.[3] However, the North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina Tar Heels
athletics department has their own formulation for Carolina blue. Carolina athletics blue has the same CMYK color representation as the university's version of Carolina blue, but the RGB representation for Carolina athletics blue is Red 123, Green
Green
175, and Blue
Blue
212. This results in a Hex code of  #7BAFD4 .[4] However that does not make sense as the hex value they are using would have a CMYK value of 42,17,0,17. References[edit]

^ "Carolina Blue
Blue
& Color Guidelines". The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved July 20, 2017.  ^ "Culture Corner: Di-Phi: The Oldest Organization", Carolina Review, vol. XIII, no. 6 (March 2006), p. 13. Retrieved on May 13, 2008. ^ "Joining the Societies, Information Petitioners Should Know, Origin of Colors", Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies. Retrieved on May 13, 2008. ^ Primary Identity (PDF). Carolina Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines. North Carolina Tar Heels. April 21, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 

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Shades of blue

Air Force blue Air superiority blue Alice blue Azure Baby blue Bleu de France Blue Blue-gray Bondi blue Brandeis blue

                   

Byzantine blue Cambridge Blue Carolina blue Celeste Cerulean Cobalt blue Columbia blue Cornflower blue Cyan Dark blue

                   

Deep sky blue Denim Dodger blue Duke blue Egyptian blue Electric blue Eton blue Federal blue Glaucous Electric indigo

                   

Indigo International Klein Blue Iris Light blue Majorelle Blue Marian blue Maya blue Medium blue Midnight blue Navy blue

                   

Non-photo blue Oxford Blue Palatinate blue Periwinkle Persian blue Phthalo blue Powder blue Prussian blue Royal blue Sapphire

                   

Sky blue Steel blue Teal Tiffany Blue True Blue Tufts Blue Turquoise UCLA Blue Ultramarine Violet-blue

                   

Viridian Yale Blue YInMn Blue Zaffre

       

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University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill

Located in: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Academics

Scholarships Center for Global Initiatives Center for the Study of the American South Kenan–Flagler Business School School of Information and Library Science School of Media and Journalism School of Law School of Medicine School of Pharmacy School of Public Health School of Social Work Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory

Athletics

Teams Australian Rules Football Baseball Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Field Hockey Football Handball Men's Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Softball Men's Tennis Women's Tennis

Facilities Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium Bynum Gymnasium Carmichael Arena Dean Smith Center Eddie Smith Field House Fetzer Field Finley Golf Course Henry Stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium Tin Can Woollen Gymnasium

Other Atlantic Coast Conference Carlyle Cup Carolina Basketball Museum Carolina blue Carolina–Duke rivalry Carolina–State Game The Marching Tar Heels "Hark The Sound" "Here Comes Carolina" "I'm a Tar Heel
Tar Heel
Born" North Carolina–Wake Forest rivalry Olympians Rameses The Rams Club South's Oldest Rivalry Tar Heel Tar Heel
Tar Heel
Sports Network Tobacco Road Victory Bell

Campus

Ackland Art Museum Airport Botanical Garden Carolina Inn Coker Arboretum Davie Poplar Franklin Street Hospitals Hunt Arboretum Images Morehead Planetarium Old Chapel Hill Cemetery Old East Old Well Playmakers Theatre Silent Sam Wilson Library Town of Chapel Hill

Student life

Black
Black
Student Movement Carolina Week The Daily Tar Heel Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Dramatic and Performing Arts Order of Gimghoul Student Television WXYC

History

Alumni Presidents and Chancellors William Richardson Davie UNC system Speaker ban Academics-athletics scandal

Founded: 1789

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