This chart can help you determine if you’re hydrated. It starts with normal, well-hydrated colors. But as you move down the list, dehydration becomes more severe.
Pale yellow to clear is normal and indicates that you’re well-hydrated.
Light yellow and transparent is also normal and indicates an ideal hydration status.
A pale honey, transparent color indicates normal hydration, but it may mean that you need to rehydrate soon.
A yellow, more cloudy color probably means your body needs more water.
A darker yellow, amber color isn’t healthy. Your body needs water.
Orangish yellow and darker: You’re severely dehydrated.