Core colors according to VDE 0293, HD 308 S2

Color table for cables and cordons with green-yellow core

Number of Cores Core Colors
Protective Conductor Other Conductors
3 Green-Yellow Blue Brown
4 Green-Yellow Brown Black Grey
5 Green-Yellow Blue Brown Black Grey
6 and more Green-Yellow Black with number printing

Color table for cables and cordons without green-yellow core

Number of cores Core colors
2 Blue Brown
3 Brown Black Grey
4 Blue Brown Black Grey
5 Blue Brown Black Grey Black
6 and more Black with number printing


Core colors according to DIN 47100

Color Core-No. Color Core-No. Color Core-No.
white 1 brown/blue 22 pink/black 42
brown 2 white/red 23 blue/black 43
green 3 brown/red 24 red/black 44
yellow 4 white/black 25 white/brown/black 45
grey 5 brown/black 26 yellow/green/black 46
pink 6 grey/green 27 grey/pink/black 47
blue 7 yellow/grey 28 red/blue/black 48
red 8 pink/green 29 white/green/black 49
black 9 yellow/pink 30 brown/green/black 50
violet 10 green/blue 31 white/yellow/black 51
grey/pink 11 yellow/blue 32 yellow/brown/black 52
red/blue 12 green/red 33 white/grey/black 53
white/green 13 yellow/red 34 grey/brown/black 54
brown/green 14 green/black 35 white/pink/black 55
white/yellow 15 yellow/black 36 pink/brown/black 56
yellow/brown 16 grey/blue 37 white/blue/black 57
white/grey 17 pink/blue 38 brown/blue/black 58
grey/brown 18 grey/red 39 white/red/black 59
white/pink 19 pink/red 40 brown/red/black 60
pink/brown 20 grey/black 41 black/white 61
white/blue 21


Core colors according to AWG

Color Core-No. Color Core-No. Color Core-No.
black 1 brown-red 21 yellow-blue 41
brown 2 brown-orange 22 yellow-purple 42
red 3 brown-yellow 23 yellow-grey 43
orange 4 brown-green 24 yellow-white 44
yellow 5 brown-blue 25 grey-black 45
green 6 brown-purple 26 grey-brown 46
blue 7 brown-grey 27 grey-red 47
purple 8 brown-white 28 grey-orange 48
grey 9 green-black 29 grey-yellow 49
white 10 green-brown 30 grey-green 50
white-black 11 green-red 31 grey-blue 51
white-brown 12 green-orange 32 grey-purple 52
white-red 13 green-blue 33 grey-white 53
white-orange 14 green-purple 34 orange-black 54
white-yellow 15 green-grey 35 orange-brown 55
white-green 16 green-white 36 orange-red 56
white-blue 17 yellow-black 37 orange-yellow 57
white-purple 18 yellow-brown 38 orange-green 58
white-grey 19 yellow-red 39 orange-blue 59
brown-black 20 yellow-orange 40 orange-purple 60