Manual of Traffic Signs

Standard Sign Colors

Red - used for STOP and YIELD signs, multiway supplemental plates, DO NOT ENTER and WRONG WAY signs, for legend or symbols on some regulatory signs, and as part of Interstate and some state route markers
Fluorescent Pink - used as background color for incident management signs
Coral - reserved for future use
Orange - used as background color for temporary traffic control signs
Yellow - used as background color for warning signs (except temporary signs) and school signs
Fluorescent Yellow-Green - used as background color for pedestrian, bicycle, and school warning signs
Green - used as background color for guide and information signs, and for legend on permissive regulation and parking signs
Light Blue - reserved for future use
Blue - used as background color for traveler services information signs, emergency evacuation route signs, and as part of Interstate and some state route markers
Purple - reserved for future use
Brown - used as background color for guide and information signs related to points of recreational or cultural interest
Black - used as background color for ONE WAY, night speed limit, and truck regulatory signs, and as legend color on signs with white, yellow, orange, fluorescent pink, and fluorescent yellow-green backgrounds
White - used as background color for most regulatory signs and some route markers, and as legend color on signs with red, green, blue, brown, and black backgrounds


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