In multiplayer matches, players cannot choose their own color before a game starts.
|Player Number||Color||Terran Name||Zerg Name||Protoss Name|
|1||Red||Elite Guard||Tiamat Brood||Ara Tribe|
|2||Blue||Mar Sara||Surtur Brood||Sargas Tribe|
|3||Teal (most common hero color)||Kel-Morian Combine||Fenris Brood||Akilae Tribe|
|4||Purple||Antiga||Jormungand Brood||Furinax Tribe|
|5||Orange||Delta Squadron||Garm Brood||Auriga Tribe|
|6||Brown (green in desert maps)||Omega Squadron (StarCraft), Atlas Wing (Brood War)||Grendel Brood||Venatir Tribe|
|7||White (green on ice maps)||Alpha Squadron (StarCraft), Cronus Wing (Brood War)||Baelrog Brood||Shelak Tribe|
|8||Yellow||Epsilon Squadron||Leviathan Brood||Velari Tribe|
Players are able to choose their color before a custom match starts.
There are eight player colors available in games of less than 7 players: red, blue, teal, purple, yellow, orange, green and white. More colors are available in games with 8 players. Note how units are specifically colored on certain tilesets so that they don't blend into the background.
In single-player missions, colors are not explicitly associated with force names, but red terrans are usually The Dominion and blue Raynor's Raiders. The Tal'darim protoss faction are teal/aqua. Kerrigan's Swarm is consistently colored purple in Wings of Liberty.