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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. Tom Saaristo January 11, 2007 at 6:55 am #

    “Dodger blue” is MY color! Wow!

  2. Don The Idea Guy January 29, 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    Another resource might be provided by Glidden’s new officially licensed “Team Colors” line of paints.

    You could grab a bunch of their paint chips and match-up the Pantone colors. ~ Don The Idea Guy

  3. Brendan August 23, 2007 at 6:41 am #

    Hello, I am a graphic designer who is trying to create mini banners for professional teams. I am having a hard time locating official Pantone colors for teams too. If you have found any colors (particularly for NFL teams), please let me know. Thank you. BTW- I often know a teams “official” color name, yet cannot locate the Pantone value, ie., “Seal Brown” = ???

  4. Anonymous November 28, 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    Have you narrowed it down to one?

  5. brian March 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    here are some more

  6. Matt Maldre March 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    Brian, thanks for those links. However, all those pdfs are for “Proposed Franchise Colors.” That is they are for concept only. They are not the real colors that the teams are using. I appreciate you posting the links, it’s a nice effort. Our search continues for the official team colors.

  7. Tim April 9, 2008 at 6:28 pm #

    I can’t understand why teams don’t put this information on their official sites. I just found this on

    What are the official color shades of the Packers? — Tim (Clarksville, TN) This isn’t on the FAQ page of, but it should be (and soon will be). The official Packers colors are Dark Green (PMS 5535-C), Gold (PMS 1235-C) and White. I am not the Tim that sent in this question, but it just goes to show you that great minds think alike. Good luck compiling your list. If I get the time, I’ll snoop around on the other team sites for the info.

  8. Mike May 22, 2008 at 10:13 am #

    all NFL colors…check this out

  9. Rosie September 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm #

    does anyone have the same thing for NCAA Division I football teams?

  10. Matt Brady December 20, 2008 at 1:18 pm #


  11. falconfan5832 February 4, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    In anyone’s guess,does the old red uniform of the atl falcons look more like a cherry red or a primary red? thanks

  12. Sophie from Mtl February 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Really good, thanks alor for the NFL charts…. Does anyone have the NHL pantone color charts.

  13. 12alx April 8, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    Does anyone know the Colorado Rockies Pantone Color (Purple) Thanks, 12ALX

  14. Tom Saaristo April 8, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    I believe the proper Pantone purple for the Colorado Rockies is 273

  15. Lindsey April 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    I am looking for the official Chicago Cubs Gray paint color. If anybody has any ideas on where I could find it i would appreciate it. Thanks!

  16. Pboy April 24, 2009 at 10:35 am #

    I found this .xml file while searching google for the Houston Astros Pantone colors. It has american & national league baseball pantone colors. I’m unsure of the source but it may help some of you out there.

  17. Chrismac May 4, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    I am looking for the official PMS colors for the new york mets. I have been looking all over and can not seem to find it. Can anyone help?

  18. skwishi May 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    The link for the XML file was not working. I am looking for the Pantone for the Washington Nationals Red. If anyone could help i would greatly appreciate it

  19. 12alx May 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    I have the xlsx file if any one needs it. The file has the 2002 MLB PANTONE chart. Post your email and I will send it to you. Sorry in advance if it take a while… Does anyone hav the NHL PANTONE chart? ALX

  20. Will May 18, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    I’m looking for the pantone colors for the quebec nordiques??

  21. Froglip June 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    I am looking for the current pantone colors for the Denver Broncos…can anybody help? It is very much appreciated!

  22. Jessie August 23, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    I can’t get this link to work

    does anyone know of anywere else I can find a NFL color chart? I make crochet hats and I was wanting to make a few to match popular team colors.

  23. George September 5, 2009 at 9:05 am #

    I am looking for the pantone (pms) color both Red and Gold for the KC. Chiefs…

  24. Chris November 6, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    George- The KC Chiefs colors are as follows: RED PANTONE 186 CMYK 0 100 100 0 YELLOW PANTONE 1235 CMYK 0 25 100 0

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

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

    BK, the red for the Cubs is Pantone 186.

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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.

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

    Los Angeles ANGELS of Anaheim colors PLEASE!

  33. 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

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

    After running across your site I found this site…

  35. 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.

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

    Washington nationals pantone red is 200 and the blue is 280

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

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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

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

    colors are BLACK AND WHITE!

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

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

  43. 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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