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Colour can be used to express emotion and tone, as well as place emphasis and create associations. Use it in meaningful and intentional ways in order to create patterns and visual cues.


Short description

For brand perspective on use of colour, see the Interim guidelines:


Specifically used colours

Background colours

  • White
  • Background

Both white and grey can be used.

Text colour

  • Grey 800

More about Typography

Link colour

  • Link

More about Inline links

Error colour

  • Error

More about Error handling

Dark mode colours

Semantic colour map for web

Semantic colour map for web

Semantic colour map for hybrid

Semantic colour map for hybrid

More about Dark mode


Do's and don'ts

Colour contrast


  • Don’t use white text on a light background.
  • Don’t make colours lighter except for in graphs. For graphs it’s possible to use several different colours.



  • Green
  • Dark green 1
  • Dark green 2
  • Yellow
  • Dark yellow 1
  • Dark yellow 2
  • Purple
  • Dark purple 1
  • Dark purple 2
  • Red
  • Dark red 1
  • Dark red 2
  • Blue
  • Dark blue 1
  • Dark blue 2



Use any shade of grey to support our primary colours. 

  • Grey 900
  • Grey 800
  • Grey 700
  • Grey 600
  • Grey 500
  • Grey 400
  • Grey 300
  • Grey 200
  • Grey 100



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