“OLD GOLD and BLUE were designated as Official State colors by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20, adopted by the Legislature on March 8, 1963.” — (WV Blue Book)
The colors, according to the widely used Pantone color matching system, are 124 and 286.
June 15, 2013
State colors: Old gold and blue – For the West Virginia centennial celebration in 1963, a concurrent resolution of the Senate and House of Delegates made official what many people already assumed was official: that West Virginia’s colors were those of West Virginia University — gold and blue.” The colors, according to the widely used Pantone color matching system, are PMS 286 (blue) and PMS 124 (gold),” noted an article in the West Virginia Encyclopedia, published by the West Virginia Humanities Council.