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Cable Color Codes

12/07/2021
Cable Color Codes

Multi Conductor Color Code:

ConductorColorStripe
1Black
2Red
3White
4Green
5Brown
6Blue
7Orange
8Yellow
9Purple
10Gray
11Pink
12
Tan

13
Red
Black
14
White
Black
15
Green
Black


Multi Pair Color Code:

Pair
Conductor 1 Color
Conductor 2 Color
1BlackRed
2BlackWhite
3BlackGreen
4BlackBlue
5BlackYellow
6BlackBrown
7
BlackOrange
8RedWhite
9RedGreen
10RedBlue
11Red
Yellow
12RedBrown
13RedOrange
14GreenWhite
15
Green
Blue
16
Green
Yellow
17
Green
Brown
18
Green
Orange
19
White
Blue
20
White
Yellow
21
White
Brown
22
White
Orange
23
Blue
Yellow
24
Blue
Brown
25
Blue
Orange
26
Brown
Yellow
27
Brown
Orange
28
Orange
Yellow
29
Purple
Orange
30
Purple
Red


Network Cable Pairs Color Code:

Pair

Conductor 1 Color

Conductor 2 Color
1 White/Blue Blue/White
2 White/Orange Orange/White
3 White/Green Green/White
4 White/Brown Brown/White
5 White/Gray Gray/White
6 Red/Blue Blue/Red
7 Red/Orange Orange/Red
8 Red/Green Green/Red
9 Red/Brown Brown/Red
10 Red/Gray Gray/Red
11 Black/Blue Blue/Black
12 Black/Orange Orange/Black
13 Black/Green Green/Black
14Black/BrownBrown/Black
15Black/GrayGray/Black
16Yellow/BlueBlue/Yellow
17Yellow/OrangeOrange/Yellow
18Yellow/GreenGreen/Yellow
19Yellow/BrownBrown/Yellow
20Yellow/GrayGray/Yellow
21Purple/BlueBlue/Purple
22Purple/OrangeOrange/Purple
23Purple/GreenGreen/Purple
24Purple/BrownBrown/Purple
25Purple/GrayGray/Purple


ICEA Method 1, E1 (K1) Color Code:

Pairs are Black/White and Numbered. Triads are Black/White/Red and Numbered.
For Conductors color code see below.

Wire#Color CodeWire#Color CodeWire#Color Code
1 Black 21 Orange/Green 41 Green/White/Blue
2 White 22 Black/White/Red 42 Orange/Red/Green
3 Red 23 White/Black/Red 43 Blue/Red/Green
4 Green 24 Red/Black/White 44 Black/White/Blue
5 Orange 25 Green/Black/White 45 White/Black/Blue
6 Blue 26 Orange/Black/White 46 Red/White/Blue
7 White/Black 27 Blue/Black/White 47 Green/Orange/Red
8 Red/Black 28 Black/Red/Green 48 Orange/Red/Blue
9 Green/Black 29 White/Red/Green 49 Blue/Red/Orange
10 Orange/Black 30 Red/Black/Green 50 Black/Orange/Red
11 Blue/Black 31 Green/Black/Orange 51 White/Black/Orange
12 Black/White 32 Orange/Black/Green 52 Red/Orange/Black
13 Red/White 33 Blue/White/Orange 53 Green/Red/Blue
14 Green/White 34 Black/White/Orange 54 Orange/Black/Blue
15 Blue/White 35 White/Red/Orange 55 Blue/Black/Orange
16 Black/Red 36 Orange/White/Blue 56 Black/Orange/Green
17 White/Red 37 White/Red/Blue 57 White/Orange/Green
18 Orange/Red 38 Black/White/Green 58 Red/Orange/Green
19 Blue/Red 39 White/Black/Green 59 Green/Black/Blue
20 Red/Green 40 Red/White/Green 60 Orange/Green/Blue


ICEA Method 4 Color Code:

Black insulation (or alternate color) surface printed with corresponding number.

Wire #
Insulation ColorSurface Printed #
1Black1
2Black2
3Black3
4Black4
5Black5
6Black6
7Black7
8Black8
9Black9
10Black10
11Black11
12Black12
13Black13
14Black14
15Black15
16Black16
17Black17
18Black18
19Black19
20Black20
21Black21