Developed by Professor Lawrence E. Armstrong, a specialist in sports physiology and an expert in hydration, the hydration chart represents how urine colour provides an indication of patients’ hydration status.
Urine ideally should be pale yellow or ‘straw-coloured’, corresponding with a state of optimal hydration (euhydration). The darker the colour, the more concentrated the urine and the more dehydrated the patient.
Because the colours in this chart need to be accurately reproduced, it should not be downloaded for printing. If you would like to reproduce this chart for use in your local health care community please contact us by clicking here.
The hydration colour chart is reproduced with permission from Professor Lawrence E. Armstrong, University Professor and a specialist in hydration. This tool may be used as an indicator of the hydration state. Please note that urine colour may be influenced by the content of diet or medical treatments.