Colour is an effective, powerful and instantly recognisable medium for visual communications. To convey the brand personality and brand values, there is a sophisticated colour palette.
We have introduced a palette which includes both a fresh, lively orange, and a rich, mature aubergine. The use of aubergine indicates commercial involvement, while orange is a signal of community engagement.
These colours are used widely in the brand communications, to convey the precise, reliable and free personality.
The Ubuntu colour palette has been created to reflect the spirit of our brand. Orange for a community feel. White for a clean, fresh and light feel.
Black is used in some versions of the brandmark for flexibility of application and where print restrictions apply. It can also be used for body copy.
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In addition, there is a supporting colour palette for when communications have a consumer or enterprise focus.
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For balance. The addition of warm grey softens the combination of orange and aubergine and provides a bridge between the two.
Warm grey can be used for; backgrounds, graphics, dot patterns, charts and diagrams. It can also be used for large size text.
For typography, particularly body copy. Black can be quite harsh in combination with aubergine, but grey delivers more balance while still being legible.
Cool grey can also be used within charts and diagrams.
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Pantone Warm Grey 5
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Pantone Cool Grey 11
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Text grey is used for small size headings, sub-headings and body copy text only.
The Canonical colour palette has been created to reflect the spirit of our brand. Aubergine for a smart, focussed feel. White for a clean, fresh and light feel.
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Tints of the above palette colours can be used as background colours and in charts and diagrams when a clear visual hierarchy of information is needed.
Use only the percentages shown on this page. Never use a tint less than 10%.
Our colour palette consists of orange, aubergine, white and warm grey. The amount of colour we use for community and Canonical collateral varies according to the emphasis of the content.
At one end of the scale, where the work is dominated by the community, the emphasis is on a fresh palette, the use of white and orange, and warm grey for balance. Aubergine is used only as a highlight.
At the other end of the scale, where the work is more focused on Canonical, the palette is more refined and grounded, with much more emphasis on aubergine as the core colour. Orange is only used as a highlight and we use white and warm grey to complement the orange and aubergine.