College Paint Colors

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 by Brookside Admin
Posted in Color Inspiration

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Many of our locations are in college towns and due to this, we are frequently asked about the best college paint colors.  We polled our store managers and they gave us the most popular paint color choices for their favorite teams! 

Kansas State University, K-State Wildcats, Manhattan, KS

Paint Color Recommendation for K-State Purple:   

PPG Imperial Purple

PPG Imperial Purple-1175-7 

Oklahoma State University, OSU Cowboys, Stillwater, OK    

Paint Color Recommendation for OSU Orange:

Benjamin Moore Electric Orange-2015-10  

University of Oklahoma, OU Sooners, Norman, OK    

Paint Color Recommendations for Crimson and Cream:

CalienteSimply White

Caliente-AF 290, Simply White-OC-117  

Duke University, Duke Blue DevilsDurham, NC  

Paint Color Recommendation for Duke Blue:


Blue 2066-10  

Appalachian State University, App State Mountaineers, Boone, NC

Paint Color Recommendations for App State Black and Gold:


Sunshine 2021-30, Black PM-9  

East Carolina University, ECU Pirates, Greenville, NC  

Paint Color Recommendations for ECU Purple and Gold:

Mystical GrapeLemon

Mystical Grape 2071-30, Lemon 2021-20  

University of North Carolina, UNC Tarheels, Chapel Hill, NC     

Paint Color Recommendations for Carolina Blue and White:

Bayberry BlueChantilly Lace

Bayberry Blue 790, Chantilly Lace 2121-70  

North Carolina State University, NC State Wolfpack, Raleigh, NC  

Paint Color Recommendations for NC State Red, White and Black:

VermillionChantilly LaceBlack

Vermilion 2002-10, Chantilly Lace 2121-70, Black PM-9  

Wake Forest University, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Winston-Salem, NC

Paint Color Recommendations for Wake Forest Old Gold and Black:


Corduroy 2153-20, Black PM-9  

University of Arkansas, Arkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville, AR

Paint Color Recommendations for Razorback Red:

Raspberry TruffleHeritage RedClassic Burgundy

Raspberry Truffle 2080-10, Heritage Red PM-18 or Classic Burgundy HC-182  

University of Kansas, Kansas Jayhawks, Lawrence, KS

Paint Color Recommendations for Kansas Jayhawks Blue, Crimson & Yellow: 

Ol' Blue Eyes Million Dollar Red

Bright Yellow

Ol' Blue Eyes 2064-30, Million Dollar Red 2003-10 & Bright Yellow 2022-30  

Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma City, OK 

Paint Color Recommendations for the OKC Thunder:

Bold BlueFestive OrangeSunflowerBig Country Blue

Blue Bold 2064-10, Festive Orange 2014-10, Sunflower 2019-30, Big Country Blue 2066-30  

Find a Spectrum Paint store near you to find the most popular college paint colors!  Don't see your team?  No problem!  We'll find a match!

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