U.S. Government Colors
by Ryan Crierie

NPS Arrowhead Emblem

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Remarks

Cocoa Brown

FS 20233

#916451

Background

Dark Blue-Green

FS 34058

#1f4045

Trees and Buffalo Outline

Cream

FS 23690

#e3d8ab

Mountain and Lake

White

FS 17875

#eff5e7

Lettering


NPS Signs

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Remarks

Brown

FS 20059

#473328

Front, Back, and Edges of Signs

White

FS 17875

#eff5e7

Lettering


U.S. Fee Area Emblem

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Remarks

Gold

PMS 130

#eaaf0f

Background and Eagle

White

DUH

DUH

Background Circle

Midnight Blue

PMS 282

#002654

Borders, Figures and Type


Federal Highway Administration Sign Colors (as of 2003)
(from Federal Highway Administration Color Tolerance Charts)

Color

Color Standards
(Luminance is average between min/max values)

HTML Code

Use of Colors For:

Highway White

White (Duh)

White (Duh)

Regulation

Highway Red

FS 11105
or
MUTCD PDF

#9f0102 (FS)
#bf2c37 (MUTCD)

Stop or prohibition

Highway Orange

From MUTCD PDF

#f7921e (MUTCD)

Temporary traffic control

Highway Brown

From MUTCD PDF

#7d4808 (MUTCD)

Recreational and cultural interest area guidance

Highway Yellow

FS 13538
or
MUTCD PDF

#edb402 (FS)
#ffd51d (MUTCD)

Warning

Highway Green

FS 14109
or
MUTCD PDF

#003c20 (FS)
#006f53 (MUTCD)

Indicated movements permitted, direction guidance

Highway Blue

MUTCD PDF

#005a9c (MUTCD)

Road user services guidance, tourist information, and evacuation route

Highway Light Blue

26/0.180/0.260 (Yxy CIE)

#009DC4 (CIE)

UNASSIGNED – Reserved for Future Applications

Highway Purple

6/0.300/0.064 (Yxy CIE)

#BF00D0 (CIE)

UNASSIGNED – Reserved for Future Applications

Fluorescent Orange

25/0.583/0.416 (Yxy CIE)

#E16500 (CIE)


Fluorescent Yellow

45/0.479/0.520 (Yxy CIE)

#D3B200 (CIE)


Fluorescent Yellow-Green

60/0.387/0.610 (Yxy CIE)

#97E200 (CIE)

Pedestrian warning, bicycle warning, playground warning, school bus and school warning

Fluorescent Green

25/0.210/0.770 (Yxy CIE)

#00AA00 (CIE)


Highway Pink

NOT DEFINED

NOT DEFINED

Incident management

Highway Coral

NOT DEFINED

NOT DEFINED

UNASSIGNED – Reserved for Future Applications

Black

Black (duh)

Black (duh)

Regulation

References:
National Park Service – Sign Manual – January 1988 (5 MB)
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Federal Highway Administration; 2003 Edition (10.3 MB)
Federal Register – Color Chromacity for Signs
EasyRGB Color Calculator