Colour Scheme for Re-Born Charlotte Hornets Announced

Charlotte Hornets 2014-15 Colours

The Charlotte Bobcats this morning announced the colour scheme (and Pantone swatches, surprising) the franchise will be using when they rebrand themselves as the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014-15 season.

Purple and teal will be the primary colours, similar to what the original Charlotte Hornets used during their stint in the NBA from 1988/89 – 2001/02; the Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002 where they now play as the New Orleans Pelicans.

Charlotte Hornets 2014-15 Pantone Color Scheme

“It was important to us to acknowledge the heritage of the Charlotte Hornets when bringing the name back to the market. The purple and teal colour scheme was instantly recognizable as being associated with the original Hornets and we felt it was only appropriate to utilize the colours once again with this historic brand.” – Charlotte Bobcats Chairman (and NBA legend) Michael Jordan

Three secondary colours were also announced: grey, black, and light blue. It’s not sure how these secondary colours will be used in regards to the team logos or uniforms.

The original Charlotte Hornets uniform during the 1998-99 season
The original Charlotte Hornets uniform during the 1998-99 season