U.S. Army Clothing Colors

Notes: Colors have not been compared with color cards on a calibrated monitor; and thus are not reliable!

ITEM

Possible Color 1

Possible Color 2

Possible Color 3

Possible Color 4

Cotton Shirts

Khaki Shade 1




Short Officer's Overcoats

Olive Drab Shade 52




Long Officer's Overcoats

Olive Drab Shade 2

Olive Drab Shade 7



Wool Shirts

OD 51
(Dark Shade / Chocolate)

Olive Drab 54
(Light Shade)

OD Shade 50

Khaki Shade 1

Breeches/Trousers:


Olive Drab 54
(Light Shade)



Service/Garrison Caps

OD 51
(Dark Shade / Chocolate)




M1943 Field Jacket

Olive Drab Shade 7




Summer Uniform Pieces
(Coats, Breeches, Trousers, Shirts, Garrison/Service Caps

Khaki Shade 1




Summer Uniform Neckties

Khaki Shade 5






Uniform Shades

Khaki (Unknown Shade)
#ead5c1

Olive Drab Shade 7
#818668

Olive Drab Shade No 3
#bdaf91

OD 51
(Dark Shade / Chocolate)
#64462a

OD 51
(Dark Shade / Chocolate)
#4a4532

Khaki Shade 1
#ab936e





Listing of Shades Identified So Far:

World War II Era

Khaki Shade 1
Khaki Shade 5
Olive Drab Shade 2 (US Army Paratroop Jump Uniforms)
Olive Drab Shade 7
Olive Drab Shade 9
Olive Drab Shade 33
Olive Drab Shade 50
Olive Drab Shade 51 (Dark Shade / Chocolate)
Olive Drab Shade 52
Olive Drab Shade 54 (Light Sade)

Cold War Era:

Green Shade 44
Army Green Shade 415
Army Green Shade 428
Army Green Shade 344 (Poly/Wool)
Army Green Shade 434 (Polyester)
Army Green Shade 489
Army Green Shade 469
Army Green Shade 491
Olive Green Shade 108
Olive Green Shade 107
Army Shade 150 (Dark Blue)
Army Shade 450 (Dark Blue

Bibliography
The US Army 1941-45 by Philip Katcher and Chris Collingwood (Osprey)
US Army Uniforms of World War II by Shelby Stanton
AR-670-1 - Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia (3 February 2005)