School colors

University of North Alabama showing the school colors of purple and gold

School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. Most schools have two colors, which are usually chosen to avoid conflicts with other schools[1] with which the school competes in sports and other activities. The colors are often worn to build morale among the teachers and pupils, and as an expression of school spirit.[2]

School colors are typically found in pairs and rarely trios, though some professional teams use up to four colors in a set. The choice of colors usually follows the rule of tincture from heraldry, but exceptions to this rule are known.

  1. ^ "Guide to the University of Chicago School Color History Collection 1894-1911". University of Chicago Library. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Orange and black - the history of Princeton's colors". Princeton University. Retrieved May 11, 2016.

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