What’s the deal with the four different breakdowns under each color?
Pantone: A special matching system that guarantees the color gets printed exactly as it should. These are also sometimes referred to as “spot colors.” You will likely only need to use these when having materials professionally designed or printed.
RGB: A breakdown of the red, green, and blue combinations used to create a specific color. This is what should be used when creating materials that will be used on screens and monitors.
CMYK: A breakdown of the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black combinations used to create a specific color. This is what should be used when creating materials that will be printed.
Hexidecimal (Hex): A system of creating consistent colors across web browsers. You will likely use this in your web-editing software.
Saturation and Transparency
Saturation: The intensity of a color.
Transparency: How see-through a color is.
You may adjust the saturation and transparency of colors in the design of your materials, with a few restrictions:
- Saturation and transparency should not be adjusted in the Mental Health America or Mental Health America affiliate logos.
- Saturation and transparency should not be adjusted below 80%, as this makes the colors start to appear pastel and decreases contrast.
Please contact the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County for logos.