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Published19 August 2020
Our brand colours and how to apply them.
The colour palette we use follows the wider branding of the Scottish Government. We also use colour to help users prioritise and differentiate information. For example:
yellow for our focus states
red as a warning colour
green to confirm something
If your service or site is going to be a subdomain of either gov.scot or mygov.scot, for example newservice.gov.scot, then our colour palette is the one you should use.
Good colour contrast uses a dark colour on a light background, or a light colour on a dark background. It’s important that the contrast ratio of text and interactive elements on public sector sites meet level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). We’ve tested colours in our colour palette to ensure the palette meets these standards.