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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 with which the school competes in sports and other activities. The colors are often worn to build esprit de corps among the teachers and pupils. Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Several hundred students in uniform during an assembly at Nan Hua High School in Singapore. ... Morale is a term for the capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal. ...

Color Sets

School colors are often found in pairs and rarely no more than 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. The first rule of heraldry is the rule of tincture: metal should not be put on metal, nor colour on colour (Humphrey Llwyd, 1568). ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ...

Common primary colors include orange, purple, blue, red, and green. These colors are either paired with a color representing a metal (often black, brown, gray (or silver), white, or gold), or occasionally each other, such as orange/blue, purple/orange, red/green, or blue/green. Pairing two metals, such as black/white, silver/gold, and especially black/gold, is also a common practice. Finally, some American schools, in a display of patriotism, adopt the national colors of red/white/blue. The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nanometres. ... The term purple in its widest sense refers to a wide variety of shades of color occurring between blue and red. ... The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colors. ... Red may be any of a number of similar colours at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... Some organizations are called black when they keep a low profile, like Sociétés Anonymes and secret societies. ... The color brown is a dark red or orange of very low intensity. ... Gray (Gy) is the derived SI unit for absorbed dose, specific energy and kerma (kinetic energy in matter). ... Silver is the metallic shade of the color gray closest to that of polished silver. ... White is the color of things that reflect light of all parts of the visible spectrum equally and are not dull (see grey). ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ...

In an effort to further establish identity and promote a standard, many institutions often decree the use of specific shades of colors. Maroon, generally regarded as a darker shade of red, is a common primary color. Various shades of blue, from powder to Prussian, are also in use; a few schools have adopted two different shades of blue for their colors, with the darker shade serving as the primary. The shade of gold can vary greatly even within an institution, from a vivid yellow to a more convincing old gold. The word Maroon can have the following meanings: Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ... Powder blue refers to either smalt, a crushed-glass product used in laundering and dying applications and of a deep, dark blue hue, or to other things that have this same dark blue coloration. ... A sample of Prussian blue Prussian blue (Preußisch Blau, Berliner Blau) is a dark blue pigment used in paints and formerly in blueprints. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ...

Black, white and gray are often used as neutral colors for sets that do not otherwise adopt them. This practice is especially notable in basketball (where home uniforms are often white) and professional baseball (where team colors are often used as trim for white or gray uniforms).

the colors are green, whit and silver


Most competitive teams keep two sets of uniforms, with one design emphasizing the primary color and the other emphasizing the secondary color. In some sports, such as football, the primary color is emphasized on home uniforms, while uniforms for other sports, notably basketball, use the secondary or a neutral color at home. This is done to avoid confusion when playing a team with similar colors. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...

In addition, various groups that generate support for athletic tems, including cheerleaders and marching bands, wear uniforms with the colors of their school. Cheerleaders warming up for competition Cheerleading is a sport that uses organized routines made up of elements from dance, gymnastics, and stunting to cheer on sports teams at games and matches, and/or as a competitive sport. A cheerleading performer is called a cheerleader. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

At many private schools 'school colours' are awards presented for achievement in a subject or a sport - See Sporting Colours. An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... Sporting Colours, more often known merely as colours, house-colours &c. ...

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School colors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (88 words)
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 in the area who the school competes with in sports and other extra-curricular activities.
The colors are often worn to build esprit de corps among the student body.
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