Coax Connector Color Coding

#SuttleSaysThese colors are defined by industry standards to make commonly used connections for electronic devices in a home theater system easy to identify. The following is a list of signal connections that reference the CEA-863-A standard for “Connection Color Codes for Home Theater Systems.”

COLORCONNECTION
YellowComposite Video
WhiteDigital Video – Coaxial
OrangeDigital Audio – Coaxial
GreenComponent Video
GreySync, Horizontal Deflection
BlackSync, Vertical Deflection
RedComponent Video (CH3, R)

Other color ring indicators such as green indicate the use for an RG6 compression connector for coaxial cable and red for an RG59. These two are the most commonly used for video coax applications inside the home.