List of U.S. state colors

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

Table[edit]

State Color 1 Color 2 Color 3 Color 4 Name(s) Notes
Alabama
none none Red and White[1]
Arizona
none none Federal Blue and Old Gold Adopted in 1915[2]
California
none none Blue and Gold (1951) Blue for the sky, gold for the California Gold Rush. First used by University of California, Berkeley in 1875.[3]
Delaware
none none Colonial Blue and Buff [4]
Florida
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.
Hawaii none none none none None[5] Each island has its own official color[6]
Idaho
Red, Green, and Gold
Indiana
none none Blue and Gold [7]
Louisiana
none Blue, White and Gold [5][8]
Maryland
Red, White, Black, and Gold From the coat of arms of the Calvert and Crossland families
Massachusetts
none Blue, Green and Cranberry (February 21, 2005)[9][10]
Montana none none none none None
Nevada
none none Silver and Blue (1983)[11] Blue for Lake Tahoe and the mountain bluebird, silver for the granite of the Sierra Nevada and the silver country of northern Nevada.[12]
New Jersey
none none Buff and Blue (1965)[5][13]
New Mexico
none none Red and Yellow Same shades as in New Mexico state flag
New York
none none Blue and Gold
North Carolina
none none Red and Blue [14]
Ohio
none Red, White and Blue Same shades as the Ohio state flag
Oklahoma
none none Green and White [5][15]
Oregon
none none Navy Blue and Gold [5][16][17] (1959)
Pennsylvania
none none Blue and Gold[18]
South Carolina
none none none Indigo Blue Adopted in 2008[19][20]
Tennessee
none none Orange and White
Texas
none Red, White, and Blue Same shades as the Texas state flag
Utah
none none Black and Yellow[citation needed]
Virginia none none none none None The flag background is blue.
Washington none none none none None No official state colors are listed the state legislature's State Symbols webpage[21] nor in Chapter 1.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (where other official symbols are designated).[22] Some sources list dark green and gold/yellow, the two colors specified for the flag by law since 1925.[23]
West Virginia
none none Old Gold and Blue [24]

References[edit]

  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 Official State Colors, NetState.com, accessed April 21, 2006.
  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. ^ Louisiana State Legislature RS 49:161
  9. ^ Massachusetts Facts: State Symbols Massachusetts Gov. Website
  10. ^ General Laws of Massachusetts Part I Title I Chapter 2 Section 53
  11. ^ NRS 235.025 State colors. Nevada legislature
  12. ^ Nevada information: State symbols Official state website
  13. ^ Chapter 170, Laws of NJ
  14. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library (State of North Carolina). Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  15. ^ Oklahoma Banking Department Annual Report 2010 (page 12)
  16. ^ "Oregon Guard Bulletin, May 1, 1936". Oregon State Library. Retrieved November 19, 2014. The medal (...) is suspended from a ribbon of blue and gold, the official state colors. 
  17. ^ "Oregon Almanac: Dance to Hot Springs". Oregon Blue Book. Retrieved November 19, 2014. Blue and gold are the state colors. 
  18. ^ "Pennsylvania State Colors". State Symbols USA. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ "South Carolina State House: Colors & Textiles". South Carolina State House. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ S*1033 (Rat #0229, Act #0200 of 2008) General Bill, By Cromer and Campsen South Carolina Legislature Online
  21. ^ "State Symbols". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Chapter 1.20 RCW, General Provisions". Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  23. ^ "RCW 1.20.010, State flag". Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Departmental, Statistical and General Information". West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 

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