Official Colors

CNM’s official colors are blue and yellow. Because different printing processes and papers can cause differences in color, CNM uses the Pantone Matching System (PMS) to maintain Consistency.

The PMS or CMYK (4-color process) equivalents should always be provided with the specifications of any printing job. The color blue varies when printed on coated or uncoated paper. Please use PMS 289 for uncoated when printing spot color. The acceptable PMS shade of blue is PMS 654. The acceptable PMS shade of yellow is PMS 7408.

Please note that the colors shown on this page and throughout this manual do not match the PMS standard. Please refer to a Pantone color guide for accurate representations of color. One additional color is added to the color palette for the CNM website, Light Gray.