Gangs and gang members, along with types of clothing
and tattoos, have traditionally worn colors as a means of
identifying themselves and the gang with which they are affiliated.
Many non-gang members, who innocently wore a gangs colors in the
wrong place at the wrong time have been assaulted and even killed.
The following information is intended to show colors that may be used
by gangs to identify themselves. These colors may be seen in
the clothing worn by the gang members, in their flags, (bandannas)
or in their graffiti. Due to the trends of today's
gangs to change identifiers that used to be traditional, these
colors may not be exact .
This list is not all inclusive. There are many more gangs,
spread throughout the United States, that may or may not claim
affiliation with a "nation."
If you are aware of a
well known gang not listed below, send the gang name, their colors
and affiliation, if any, to me via
Please note that colors are not a positive identifier of gang
affiliation. Colors are but one of the combination of
identifiers used by law enforcement and others to identify gang
The two most widely known gang colors are red, worn
by the Bloods, and blue, worn by the Crips.
The Sureņos (Sur 13, Sur) and the
Norteņos (Norte 14, Norte) are not gangs. They are
Hispanic gangs in Northern and Southern gangs California who united
as Northerners and Southerners.
Gang Colors List
Basic -red; also sets known to wear brown, orange,
burnt orange to represent dried blood