Every color Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller, plus some customization options

You can make your Joy-Cons fit your style with colors that match your favorite games.

When I first preordered my Nintendo Switch, the only thing left in stock (two minutes after it went on sale) was the standard gray Joy-Con controller model. Luckily, Joy-Cons of all colors are in stock regularly, so I can buy as many different-colored extra Joy-Cons as I want! Here is a list of every official color of Joy-Con available, plus a few customization options so you can really stand out.

Pro Tip: Do not put an adhesive skin on your Joy-Con controllers. According to DBrand, a top-named adhesive skin maker, the factory coating on the Joy-Cons and the console can be damaged by adhesives.

Every official Joy-Con controller color


Of course, the most popular color is the one that comes standard on most Nintendo Switch devices, gray. If you want to stick with the norm, or if you already have one of the fancy colors, but want to get a set of gray Joy-Cons to match your Switch, you can get a standalone pair for $69.

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Neon Red

Gray and red are an aesthetically pleasing combination of colors. You can liven up your Switch with a set of reds (officially called “Neon Red”) for $80.

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Blue is a very popular color, especially when you want both the left and right Joy-Cons to be the same. The official “Neon Blue” Joy-Cons look great with the gray Switch, and they’re not as unreasonably priced as they once were. You can grab a pair of them from Amazon for about $67.

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Red & Blue

When the Nintendo Switch first launched, it was available with standard gray controllers or the red and blue variety. The left Joy-Con controller is red and the right one is blue. If you’re a wild gamer, you won’t be satisfied with just one color. You can get the colorful pair for $70.

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Neon Yellow

To coincide with the launch of ARMS, Nintendo released a set of neon yellow Joy-Con controllers. These bright controllers are hard to miss. You might even be able to see them in the dark, and they’re coming in at about $77, so you’ll save maybe two bucks. That is when they come back in stock at the beginning of June.

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Neon Pink & Green

Nintendo Switch officially released the Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Con controllers in the US in January of this year, so it’s great that you can now pick them up here. Per usual, these are going to ring in at the usual $70 price, but they’re worth it for the awesome and vibrant colors,

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Super Mario Red

You currently can’t get these separate from the full Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey Edition bundle, but if you haven’t already gone in on the Switch, I highly recommend this model. I absolutely love the deep red color of the Joy-Cons. It’s much more pleasing to y eyes than the orange-tinted neon red version. If I had $379 to waste, I’d buy this bundle just for the controllers.

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Custom paint jobs

If you’re not impressed with red, blue, yellow, pink, or green, you can always get custom painted Joy-Cons. It’ll cost extra, but you can pick from a wide variety of colors.

ColorWare paint

ColorWare will sell you a custom painted Nintendo Switch, complete with your choice of colors for the tablet, the dock, the Joy-Cons, and the Straps. You can choose from solids or metallics and gloss or matte. A full paint job will run you about $560, but you can get just the Joy-Cons in your choice of colors for between $150 and $160, depending on what you want painted.

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Silicone covers

The least expensive way to change the color of your Joy-Cons is with silicone covers. Since they’re so cheap, you can get a bunch of them and have a different color for every game you play!

3-color pack silicone cover with Thumb Grips Caps

You can get three sets of silicone covers for your Joy-Cons for a reasonably low price. This set comes with a left and right black cover, a left and right neon yellow cover, and one red right and one blue left cover. They all feature a slightly more ergonomic design on the backside for more comfortable gameplay when you’re using your Joy-Cons separately. The package also comes with two black, blue, and red caps for the joysticks, so you can mix and match your colors. In all, this $12 package comes with 12 separate pieces. Not bad.

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Splatoon 2 silicone cover (Japanese import)

If you’re a diehard Splatoon fan, but don’t want to pony up $145 for a set of pink and green Joy-Con controllers, you can get an official Nintendo silicon cover with the Splatoon splatter design. This is a Japanese import, and it’s going to cost you, but you can find them for about $30, which is still more than a quarter of the cost of the pink and green Joy-Cons. Plus, these ones look even cuter.

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YoRHa studded non-slip silicone cover with grip caps

For an added bit of texture while you play, grab a set of these weird-looking studded non-slip grip silicone covers. They look odd, and probably feel strange, but I like the idea of getting buzzed by the motion sensors while holding these. It’s a textural thing.

They come in black, neon blue, and neon red to match the original classic Nintendo Switch look. You can pick them up for between $10 -12.

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What’s your favorite Joy-Con color?

Are you sticking with the official Nintendo colors? Or do you step outside the box with unique custom color Joy-Cons? Tell us your favorite color combinations in the comments below.

Updated June 2018: Updated prices as well as a link to buy the Neon Pink and Green Joy-Cons in the United States!

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