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List of official team colors for professional sports

There should be a list of the official team colors for professional teams. So I’m starting one here. I’m accepting the colors for any team in the NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA.

Seeing that I’m a designer for the Tribune, let’s start with the Chicago Cubs.

  • Pantone 294, Pantone 186: Chicago Cubs

This is a little weird, because the official Tribune Company blue is Pantone 293.
source: Matthew Maldre, Tribune designer

Here’s a few more colors I found:

  • Pantone 294: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Pantone 288: New York Mets
  • Pantone 288: Kansas City Royals


The official green for the Master: 

  • Pantone 342: Masters golf tournament


In addition to leaving the color and team name, please also give a source where you got that color. We can only know how official something is if we know where that color number came from, otherwise, someone could just be guessing what the color is.

Let’s start building a list of the official team colors. Please leave team Pantone colors in the comments.
Thank you


45 Responses to List of official team colors for professional sports

  1. chloe December 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    I am looking for a team dont know what leage it is iall i know is that its the devils and its spelled out with a pitchfork through it the colors are teal blue or turquoise and purple please help

  2. Parinaz February 18, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Hello I am working on my senior thesis at Parsons The New School for Design and it invovles the relationship between colors and sports. I desperately need the pantone colors for the NBA,MLB, and NFL. If anybody has them and could send them to me I would GREATLY appreciate it! Any information at all would be amazing

  3. bk March 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Thank you for the Pantone 294 for Chicago Cubs blue. Does anyone have a PMS number of the Cubs’ red and/or gray? Thank you.

  4. Matt Maldre March 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    BK, the red for the Cubs is Pantone 186.

  5. bshaw April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm # this website gives you hex values for colors and pantone chart with other colors that are close. you can also find team colors on wikipedia

  6. Patty August 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    I’ve been looking everywhere for the Pantone numbers for the New York Jets & the New York Giants. You posted a great list but still can’t find these two. Please let me know if anyone has found those numbers for their pantone colors 2010. The other links do not work…Thank you so much

  7. joyce September 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Did you ever find all the team colors? I’m also looking for a list and can’t find one.

  8. cc December 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Los Angeles ANGELS of Anaheim colors PLEASE!

  9. Rachel Busch February 22, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I am looking for a list of sports teams and their pantone colors. Do you have one to share? thanks! Rachel

  10. Liz Howard March 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    After running across your site I found this site…

  11. Matt Maldre March 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Thank you Liz for giving a link that shows the RGB HTML values for the team colors. Please note that these are not the Pantone colors, and thus aren’t accurate for printing.

  12. rick April 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Washington nationals pantone red is 200 and the blue is 280

  13. Sugey May 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I need the colors for : Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Lakers Adm Dodgers White

  14. Pat Viste July 11, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    I’m glad to see that you guys are compiling this information. If there is another location with an organized list of what you currently have compiled please let me know. Keep up the good work. Thanks

  15. NMP August 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Looking for the PMS colors for the dark blue, red and grey in the Anaheim Angels logo

  16. Jan Harrison November 9, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Here are 2 links with colors to all NFL teams… Past thru present :) The top one has all NFL teams & colors going as far back as possible… Hope this helps… I had to search to find these lol.…/Nation…/NationalFootballLeague.htm

  17. Andrea Weisbard November 10, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    colors are BLACK AND WHITE!

  18. Andrea Weisbard November 10, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    colors are BLACK AND WHITE! The Glidden line is found at HOME DEPOT

  19. Andrea Weisbard November 10, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    The NY JETS colors are Hunter Green and White(I am a JETS FAN), and the NY GIANTS colors are GRAY, RED, NAVY BLUE & WHITE(FRIENDS ARE FANS).

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