Blue and Gold

California State Colors

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Blue and gold California license plate.

Blue and gold California license plate. 

Blue and Gold

The official state colors of California are blue and gold; officially designated in 1951. Blue represents the sky and sea. Gold symbolizes the color of the precious mineral mined by the forty-niners from the hills of California.

Gold is also the official state mineral, California's nickname is "the golden state," and the golden California poppy is the state flower of California.

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