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A department of the U.S. Roads WikiProject

The Shields Department for the U.S. Road WikiProject creates and maintains graphics, called shields or route markers, for use on road-transportation-related articles. The department is responsible for ensuring that shields are created as prototypical as possible.

Resources[edit]

MUTCD colors[edit]

color Pantone RGB Hex triplet CMYK*
Blue 294 0 63 135 #003f87 100 53 0 4
Brown 469 105 63 35 #693f23 24 79 100 73
Green 342 0 103 71 #006747 93 10 75 43
Orange 152 243 143 0 #f38f00 0 41 100 5
Pink 198 223 70 97 #df4661 0 82 37 0
Purple 259 109 32 119 #6d2077 67 100 4 5
Red 187 191 32 51 #bf2033 0 83 73 25
Yellow 116 255 205 0 #ffcd00 0 14 100 0
Yellow‑green 382 196 214 0 #c4d600 28 0 100 0
White N/A 255 255 255 #fff 0 0 0 0
Black N/A 0 0 0 #000 0 0 0 100
* Pantone to CMYK translations are approximate and may cause color shift. Use RGB when possible.
Base data from MUTCD Color Specifications, Federal Highway Administration

California[edit]

The California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices refers to some colors that are not found in the national MUTCD. The following table lists colors that are sometimes referred to only by name, without a corresponding Pantone number:

color Pantone RGB Hex triplet CMYK*
Cream[1] 468[2] 221 203 164 #ddcba4 8 14 33 0

Installing the MUTCD color palette[edit]

If you frequently create or edit shields and other MUTCD signage, you can install the MUTCD colors as a color palette in your preferred vector graphics editor.

Inkscape[edit]

  1. Open the Preferences dialog and go to the System section.
  2. Click the Open button next to the User Palettes field to open the Palettes folder.
  3. Save the following text as MUTCD.gpl in the Palettes folder:
    GIMP Palette
    Name: MUTCD.gpl
    #
      0   0   0 Black
      0  63 135 Blue
      0 103  71 Green
    105  63  35 Brown
    109  32 119 Purple
    191  32  51 Red
    196 214   0 Yellow-Green
    223  70  97 Pink
    243 143   0 Orange
    255 205   0 Yellow
    255 255 255 White
    
  4. Restart Inkscape.
  5. Click the ◀ button to the right of the color palette strip at the bottom of the window (or in the top-right corner of the Color Palette panel), then choose MUTCD.gpl from the menu.

Color palette documentation

Notes and references[edit]

  1. Sometimes specified as "buff". [1]
  2. S29(CA)