Fermilab's core color is NAL blue, developed for Fermilab in the 1970s by the Rustoleum® paint company. NAL blue, Fermilab's core color, should be the main color for:

  • Two-color applications with black ink on white paper.
  • Logo/mark treatments when a color besides black is desirable.
  • Primary communications from the lab Directorate.
  • Primary communications from the Office of Communication.
  • Multicolor treatments in all media that communicate a core Fermilab message.

NAL Blue - R0 G51 B153

When more than one color is desired, the use of colors from Fermilabís recommended palette is strongly encouraged. The recommended palette is derived from the original selections of Robert Wilson and Angela Gonzales. The links below provide the colorsí nearest Pantone Matching System (PMS) equivalents, as well as CMYK (for process color printing) and RGB (for screen-only applications) values.

NAL blue
Color palette
Possible color combinations

Final selection of colors remains the responsibility of the designer and must be led by the objectives of the project.

Last modified: 09/30/2013 |