The colour bar is one of our primary brand signifiers - and should always be accompanied by an official logo. It is composed of a black bar along with the four respective University or Faculty colours.
Note: If full colour printing is not an option. Use the guidelines for colour bar in one colour printing.
The lightest colour from each colour palette (level 1) appears on the left; and the darkest colour (level 4) appears on the right. You may not alter the position of the colour levels, or mix colours from different colour palettes within a colour bar.
For complete details on colours and their codes, see Colour palette.
University colour bar
Faculty colour bars
Applied Health Sciences
Schools and satellite campuses colour bar
Schools and satellite campuses may use the red, university or associated faculty colour bar, but should use one colour bar consistently across all communications.
- When communications include multiple Faculties, use the University colour bar (just as you would use the primary University logo).
- The colour bar should appear only once in communications — the very first instance (e.g. on a brochure cover or social media avatar). Avoid repeating their use throughout communications (e.g. throughout a multiple-page publication or social media posts). As a general rule of thumb, the bar should not be used in situations where the logo would not be used.
- The colour bar should be used at the top of a layout and span the entire width of the canvas (unless it is not possible due to printing or other technical restrictions). The colour bar can be padded above to accommodate the use of the horizontal logo, on black.
- When used on websites, the colour bar should appear on every page. When used in mobile apps, or other small applications, the colour bar may appear only on the first page, or view of the application (e.g. an app login page, or social media avatar). In these cases, due to the size, the colour bar may also be used without the black portion.
- When creating small applications (e.g. social media profile icons) the black portion of the colour bar can be removed or the colour bar can be removed entirely for legibility reasons.
If colour printing is not an option, you can use a one colour version of the colour bar.
|Level 1||15% black|
|Level 2||35% black|
|Level 3||50% black|
|Level 4||65% black|
In one colour printing cases where using tints is not an option, do not use the colour bar.
- For details on sizing, see Margin, colour bar and logos.
- Download the Adobe InDesign colour bar script - coming soon