In hospitals, it may be noticeable that there are many different colors of scrubs being worn by employees. Although there are no assigned scrub colors to specific departments, there are some specialties that do have assigned colors for their uniforms. The most common scrub color that is assigned is pink, which is given to those working in labor, delivery, and pediatrics. The most common color of scrubs is a hue of blue and green.
White scrubs were once worn by nurses and doctors to represent cleanliness, but became increasingly unpopular due to the fact that the scrubs showed every bodily fluid from patients as well as eventually turning a dingy yellow.