List of U.S. state colors

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Map of state colors in the United States.
Official colors
Officially proposed colors
Unofficial colors, or unclear official status
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Map of state colors in the United States.
  Official colors
  Unofficial colors, or unclear official status
  No known or officially no state colors

This is the official list for each state's colors.



StateColor 1Color 2Color 3Color 4Name(s)Notes
nonenone Red and White [1]
Alaska nonenonenonenonenone
nonenone Federal Blue and Old Gold Adopted in 1915 [2]
Arkansas nonenonenonenonenone
nonenone Blue and Gold (1951) Blue for the sky, gold for the California Gold Rush. First used by University of California, Berkeley in 1875. [3]
nonenone Colonial Blue and Buff [4]
none Orange, Red, and White Orange for the orange on the Seal and the oranges that grow there, and red and white because of the colors on the flag [ citation needed ]
Red, White, Gold, and BlueAdopted in 2004 [5]
Ulaula, Melemele, Poli, Akala, Alani, Keokeo, Ahinahina, OmaomaoEach island has its own official color [6]
Red, Green, and Gold
nonenone Blue and Gold [7]
noneBlue, White and Gold [8] [9]
Red, White, Black, and Gold From the coat of arms of the Calvert and Crossland families
noneBlue, Green and Cranberry(February 21, 2005) [10] [11]
nonenoneSilver and Blue(1983) [12] Blue for Lake Tahoe and the mountain bluebird, silver for the granite of the Sierra Nevada and the silver country of northern Nevada. [13]
New Jersey
nonenoneBuff and Blue(1965) [8] [14]
New Mexico
nonenoneRed and YellowSame shades as in New Mexico state flag
New York
nonenoneBlue and Gold
North Carolina
nonenoneRed and Blue [15]
noneRed, White and BlueSame shades as the Ohio state flag
nonenoneGreen and White [8] [16]
nonenoneNavy Blue and Gold [8] [17] [18] (1959)
nonenoneBlue and GoldNo legislation or official sources confirming Blue and Gold as Pennsylvania's official state colors are known to exist. However, many individuals point to them because of their prominence on the state license plate and their predominance on the state flag, [19] and they have been unofficially adopted in a multitude of places.
South Carolina
nonenonenoneIndigo BlueAdopted in 2008 [20] [21]
South Dakota
nonenoneBlue and Gold
nonenoneOrange and WhiteUnofficial colors
noneBlue, White, and RedSame shades as the Texas state flag
nonenonenoneBee-Utah-Full (Crayola Color) [ citation needed ]No Official State Colors Are Listed. Crayola designed a crayon for the state of Utah with this color, as part of their state color collection. HEX: #FFCC33

Virginia nonenonenonenoneNone
Washington NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNo official state colors are listed the state legislature's State Symbols webpage [22] nor in Chapter 1.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (where other official symbols are designated). [23] Some sources list dark green and gold/yellow, the two colors specified for the flag by law since 1925. [24]
West Virginia
nonenone Old Gold and Blue [25]

Officially proposed state colors

StateColor 1Color 2Color 3Name(s)Notes
nonenonePurpleProposed in 2016 in honor of the musician Prince; status pending. [26]
New Hampshire
Orange, Red and YellowProposed in 2013; motion died on the table [27]
noneRed and WhiteProposed in 2007 [28]
noneBrown and YellowProposed in 2003 [29]

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  2. "Arizona's State Symbols". Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Archived from the original on 2010-06-07. Retrieved November 8, 2009.
  3. History and Culture - State Symbols California State Library
  4. Delaware Facts and Symbols Delaware state website
  5. "Georgia Symbols". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  6. §5-16.5 Official island colors Hawaii legislature
  7. "Indiana Fun Facts". Indiana House Republicans. Retrieved November 19, 2014. The state colors are blue and gold.
  8. 1 2 3 4 Official State Colors,, accessed April 21, 2006.
  9. Louisiana State Legislature RS 49:161
  10. Massachusetts Facts: State Symbols Massachusetts Gov. Website
  11. General Laws of Massachusetts Part I Title I Chapter 2 Section 53
  12. NRS 235.025 State colors. Nevada legislature
  13. Nevada information: State symbols Archived 2009-01-30 at the Wayback Machine Official state website
  14. Chapter 170, Laws of NJ
  15. "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  16. Oklahoma Banking Department Annual Report 2010 (page 12)
  17. "Oregon Guard Bulletin, May 1, 1936" (PDF). Oregon State Library. Retrieved November 19, 2014. The medal (...) is suspended from a ribbon of blue and gold, the official state colors.
  18. "Oregon Almanac: Dance to Hot Springs". Oregon Blue Book. Retrieved November 19, 2014. Blue and gold are the state colors.
  19. "Pennsylvania State Colors". State Symbols USA. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  20. "South Carolina State House: Colors & Textiles". South Carolina State House. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  21. S*1033 (Rat #0229, Act #0200 of 2008) General Bill, By Cromer and Campsen South Carolina Legislature Online
  22. "State Symbols". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  23. "Chapter 1.20 RCW, General Provisions". Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  24. "RCW 1.20.010, State flag". Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  25. "Departmental, Statistical and General Information" (PDF). West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  27. Bill HB420 New Hampshire General Court
  28. Bill H.0184 The Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System
  29. Bill HB0108 State of Wyoming Legislature