List of U.S. state colors

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This is a list of official colors of U.S. states.


StateColor 1Color 2Color 3Color 4Name(s)Notes
nonenoneRed and White[1]
nonenoneFederal Blue and Old GoldAdopted in 1915[2]
nonenoneBlue and Gold(1951) Blue for the sky, gold for the California Gold Rush. First used by University of California, Berkeley in 1875.[3]
nonenoneColonial Blue and Buff[4]
noneOrange, Red, and WhiteOrange for the orange on the Seal and the oranges that grow there, and red and white because of the colors on the flag.
HawaiinonenonenonenoneNone[5]Each island has its own official color[6]
Red, Green, and Gold
nonenoneBlue and Gold
noneBlue, White and Gold[5][7]
Red, White, Black, and GoldFrom the coat of arms of the Calvert and Crossland families
nonenoneBlue and Cranberry(February 21, 2005)[8][9]
nonenoneSilver and Blue(1983)[10] Blue for Lake Tahoe and the mountain bluebird, silver for the granite of the Sierra Nevada and the silver country of northern Nevada.[11]
New Jersey
nonenoneBuff and Blue(1965)[5][12]
New Mexico
nonenoneRed and YellowSame shades as in New Mexico state flag
New York
nonenoneBlue and Gold
North Carolina
nonenoneRed and Blue[13]
noneRed, White and BlueSame shades as the Ohio state flag
nonenoneGreen and White[5][14]
nonenoneNavy Blue and Gold[5](1959)
nonenoneBlue and Gold[15]
South Carolina
nonenonenoneIndigo BlueAdopted in 2008[16][17]
nonenoneOrange and White
noneRed, White, and BlueSame shades as the Texas state flag
nonenoneBlack and Yellow[citation needed]
WashingtonnonenonenonenoneNoneNo official state colors are listed the state legislature's State Symbols webpage[18] nor in Chapter 1.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (where other official symbols are designated).[19] Some sources list dark green and gold/yellow, the two colors specified for the flag by law since 1925.[20]
VirginianonenonenonenoneNoneThe flag background is blue.
West Virginia
nonenoneOld Gold and Blue[5]


  1. ^ "Camellia, State Flower of Alabama". Coloring Book. Alabama Judicial System. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Arizona's State Symbols". Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Archived from the original on 2010-06-02. Retrieved November 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ History and Culture - State Symbols California State Library
  4. ^ Delaware Facts and Symbols Delaware state website
  5. ^ a b c d e f Official State Colors,, accessed April 21, 2006.
  6. ^ §5-16.5 Official island colors Hawaii legislature
  7. ^ Louisiana State Legislature RS 49:161
  8. ^ Massachusetts Facts: State Symbols Massachusetts Gov. Website
  9. ^ General Laws of Massachusetts Part I Title I Chapter 2 Section 53
  10. ^ NRS 235.025 State colors. Nevada legislature
  11. ^ Nevada information: State symbols Official state website
  12. ^ Chapter 170, Laws of NJ
  13. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library (State of North Carolina). Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  14. ^ Oklahoma Banking Department Annual Report 2010 (page 12)
  15. ^ "Pennsylvania State Colors". State Symbols USA. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ "South Carolina State House: Colors & Textiles". South Carolina State House. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ S*1033 (Rat #0229, Act #0200 of 2008) General Bill, By Cromer and Campsen South Carolina Legislature Online
  18. ^ "State Symbols". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Chapter 1.20 RCW, General Provisions". Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ "RCW 1.20.010, State flag". Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

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