Urine Color and What It Says About Your Health

Man urinating in the toilet

The color of urine can tell you a lot about your body. 

Let us face it, most of us don't give much thought to our pee before we flush it out of sight.

The color and odor of urine reflect your health condition and any kind of problem in it. It may have a variety of colors, it usually ranges from deep amber or honey color to light straw color with golden variations in between.

A bunch of things in your body, like medications, foods, and illnesses, can affect how your urine turns out.

More than 80% of the diseases occur due to dehydration and lack of water content in the body.

SEE Reasons to Make WATER Your Secret Weapon to Healthy Body.

If everything is normal and healthy, the color should be a pale yellow to gold. 

Here is a list of the urine colors and what they mean:

Urine Sample

Transparent or no color.

You have been drinking a lot of water and might need to cut down on it.

Pale yellow.

You are normal, healthy and well hydrated.

Transparent Yellow.

You are normal.

Dark Yellow

You are normal but might need to drink some water soon.

Brownish yellow

Sign of dehydration or a possible sign of liver disease.

Pinkish red

If you haven't eaten foods like carrots, blackberries or beetroots then this could be a possible sign of Kidney disease or, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) or a tumor

Blue or Green

These are probably due to dyes in your food or meds you’ve taken. A possible sign of rare genetic disease if the color doesn’t go away after a short time.


No matter what color it is, you should check in with your doctor if it consistently looks foamy and frothy. It may be a sign you have protein in your urine, which may mean you have kidney disease.

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