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Penn Red


university of pennsylvania red

HEX: #990000
HSV: (0°, 100%, 60%)
RGB: rgb(153, 0, 0)
Penn Red is one of the official colors of the University of Pennsylvania, along with Penn Blue. While the school colors were defined by 1910, university history points to earlier times when the colors may have been chosen, including a possible visit by George Washington to the University, where students used the color of his tunic to determine school colors or a track meet where Penn athletes declared that they would wear the colors "of the teams we beat," which would be those of both Harvard University and Yale University.

Originally defined as the colors used on the American flag, the colors have since deviated.