Rice University logo

Color paletteColor palette

Rice Blue and Rice Gray are the official colors of Rice University. In 1912, Rice’s first president, Edgar Odell Lovett, chose the school colors. According to Rice lore, Lovett selected the blue and gray in recognition of Rice’s founder, William Marsh Rice.


Logo color specificationsLogo color specifications

Print this logo in four-color process or in Rice Blue (Pantone 294) and Rice Gray (Pantone 425). One-color black is also acceptable. Do not apply any other colors.

Blue displays differently on computer screens. For website color application of Rice Blue, use Hex 002469 or an RGB translation of 0, 36, 106.



To print the logo on a dark background, color, and black and white versions, with the Rice wordmark in white, are available to download.