The University of California, Berkeley’s official colors
are blue and gold. These usually appear as a deep blue, sometimes
known as Yale Blue, and a deep yellow.
According to the Centennial Record of the University of California (Verne
A. Stadtman, editor, 1967), the colors were chosen in 1873. "In 1955,
the University colors were submitted to the state legislature for approval
as part of the government code. Blue was officially designated as Textile Color
Card Association: Yale Blue, Cable No. 70086; gold as U.S. Army Color Card:
Golden Yellow, No. 65001" (p. 514).
For current specifications on colors to be used on the University Seal, see
the UC Berkeley
last updated on 5/8/07