Urine Color Chart Tool

Assess your hydration through the Urine Colour Chart

You want to know if you are drinking enough? Follow these three simple steps:

  • Check your urine colour.
  • Click on the corresponding colour on the urine colour chart below.
  • Learn more about your hydration and how to keep it optimal!

Click on one of the layers for information.

Click on one of the layers for information.

Click on one of the layers for information.

* These volumes are meant to give general guidelines on how to improve hydration. Individual needs vary. When in doubt, particularly during pregnancy, start by increasing water intake by one to 2 glasses, and reassess urine color afterwards.

* These volumes are meant to give general guidelines on how to improve hydration and were measured in adults. Individual needs vary. When in doubt, particularly in children, start by increasing water intake by one to 2 glasses, and reassess urine color afterwards.

The urine color scale was developed Pr. Lawrence E. Armstrong in 1988.

The urine color chart is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with the European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, Trademark and Designs. It is reproduced with permission from Lawrence E. Armstrong, University Professor. Urine color may be influenced by the content of diet or medical treatments.

Armstrong, L.E., et al., Urinary indices during dehydration, exercise, and rehydration. Int J Sport Nutr, 1998. 8(4): p. 345-55.

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