Colors act as the playable characters in Among Us. Each color has the same in-game statistics, with only cosmetic changes between each.

Overview

Players are able to select between 12 different colors using the customize ability in the lobby: Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Black, White, Purple, Brown, Cyan, and Lime. The player's selected color does not directly affect gameplay, and only directly affects the player's in-game appearance. The only exception was Fortegreen, who was not legitimately playable in-game and caused numerous bugs when played as. Each color also has a unique color ID; for example, Red's is 0, and Yellow's is 5. Fortegreen was an exception to this rule, however, as they occupied all IDs of whole numbers above 11, examples being 12, 13, and 100. As of version 2021.2.21, Fortegreen's color ID was removed from the code so it cannot be accessed by ID.

List of Colors

Color ID Image Name
0 Red.png Red
1 Blue.png Blue
2 Green.png Green
3 Pink.png Pink
4 Orange.png Orange
5 Yellow.png Yellow
6 Black.png Black
7 White.png White
8 Purple.png Purple
9 Brown.png Brown
10 Cyan.png Cyan
11 Lime.png Lime

Unavailable Colors

Color ID Image Name
N/A, previously 12+ Fortegreen.png Fortegreen
N/A Tan.png Tan
N/A Salmon emoji.png Salmon/Sunset/Coral/Peach (name not decided)
N/A Olive emoji.png Olive

Trivia

  • Cyan and Lime are the only colors who have been added after Among Us's initial release, being added in version 2019.4.24.[1]
  • Fortegreen and Tan are the only colors that cannot be selected via customize.
    • However, these color IDs result from Fortegreen being Among Us's failsafe color.
  • Tan is the only color that has been removed from Among Us. However, they are still officially recognized in the Innersloth Discord server as a custom emoji.
  • If the player's selected color ID is anything but a whole number, it will be set to a random value between 0 and 11.
  • Some cosmetics change their appearance based on the player's selected color. These cosmetics include the Crewmate hat, balloon, and Mini Crewmate.
    • If the player is playing as Fortegreen, then these cosmetics will take the appearance of Red's.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the player's color does not affect the chances of them being The Impostor.
  • Six new colors were confirmed for a future Among Us update in the Innersloth Discord server,[2] with a vote starting on April 20, 2021 and ending roughly 28 hours later.[3]
    • The two options for voting were a salmon color and an olive color. The salmon color got the most votes, confirming that it will be one of the colors added in the future.

Gallery

References

  1. "New colors in 2019.4.24!". itch.io, Innersloth. April 24, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  2. "there will be 18 colors". Discord, Buttery Stancakes#9593. April 20, 2021. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  3. "Help us break a tie between the team on one of the new colors we're going to add to Among Us in our next update for 15 player lobbies…". Discord, Victorian Tran. April 20, 2021. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
Colors
Red.png

Red

Blue.png

Blue

Green.png

Green

Pink.png

Pink

Orange.png

Orange

Yellow.png

Yellow

Black.png

Black

White.png

White

Purple.png

Purple

Brown.png

Brown

Cyan.png

Cyan

Lime.png

Lime

Fortegreen.png

Fortegreen

Tan.png

Tan

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