Flags of All Nations – Their Hex codes and Photo Editing Guideline

Flags of All Nations - Their Hex codes and Photo Editing Guideline

A flag is the national identity of a country. It bears the love, patriotism, confidence, and chivalry of a nation. In the modern world, every country has a national flag including many other ensigns for different purposes. The use of ensigns was in the past, is continuing still now, and it is pretty sure, its usage will be increased in the future.

Every country uses different types of flags with various colors, sizes, shapes, symbols, and standards. Strict law and measurement are associated with the designing process of flags. The architects and designers mingle history, culture, and heritage during creating a flag.

Flags are used across the nations widely for many reasons and so, to maintain a standard in design and shape, the authority sets laws remarking to the dos and don’ts. Sometimes it becomes difficult for the designers to search the hex (color) codes and perfect guidelines while designing a national flag. However, in this content, the flag designers will get flag design guidelines for creating flags of most powerful nations.

United States

The American flag is one of the most recognizable and powerful flag models in the world. The flag contains 50 starts on a blue field adorn the top-left section and 13 horizontal red & white stripes. The 50 stars represent 50 states in the USA and the 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies. The spangled stars are placed in 9 rows of altering 6 and 5 stars.

USA Design

Color Color Code Measurement
 

American Blue

Hex: #3C3B6E

RGB: (60, 59, 110)

CMYK: 0.454, 0.463, 0, 0.568

Ø  Height: A » 1.0,

Ø  Width: B » 1.9,

Ø  Height: C » 0.5385 (A × 7/13 stripes),

Ø  Width: D » 0.76 (B × 2/5),

Ø  E » F » 0.0538 (C/10),

Ø  G » H » 0.0633 (D/12),

Ø  Stars: K » 0.0616 (L × 4/5 if L is first rounded to 0.077),

Ø  Stripes: L » 0.0769 (A/13)

 

American Red

Hex: #B22234

RGB: (178, 34, 52)

CMYK: 0, 0.808, 0.707, 0.301

 

White

Hex: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0, 0, 0, 0

Get the US flag’s specification from the above table and design the flag accordingly. The US flag designers and retouching experts should design the flag perfectly as directed by the authority. Maintaining its color and measurement during flag designing is etiquette. Disproportionate flag making is also illegal and not recommended.

Canada

The national flag of Canada is also referred to as the Canadian Flag was taken in 1964 after the recommendation of 15 members’ flag making board. After the debate, the present flag with maple leaf was chosen out of three different designs. However, the Canadian flag is red and white. Its ratio 1:2:1 and it has an 11 pointed maple leaf. It has two vertical red fields and one white field in the middle of these two red. A red maple leaf is on the white background.

canada flag

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: 0xFFFFFF

HTML: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

HSV: 0, 0, 100

Ø  Proportion- 1:2:1

Ø  2 red bands, white background at the middle and a red maple leaf at the center.

 

 

 

Red

HEX: 0x1E2BD5

HTML: #D52B1E

RGB: (213, 43, 30)

CMYK: 0. 67. 72. 17

HSV: 6, 86, 84

Russia

The tricolor Russian flag contains three equal horizontal stripes. White color (symbolizes nobility and frankness) is on the top, dark blue (stands for loyalty, honesty, and chastity) is in the middle, and the red (courage, self-sacrifice, generosity, and love) is at the bottom. This 2:3 measurement flag first adopted for Russian merchant ships 1696 and keeping unchanged, the current flag has been reinstalled in 1991 as Russian official and the national flag.

russia

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: # FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

Pantone: White

Ø  Proportion- 2 : 3

 

 

Blue

Hex: #0039A6

RGB: (0, 57, 166)

Pantone: 286C

 

Red

Hex: #D00B0E

RGB: (213, 43, 30)

Pantone: 485C

Germany

The tricolor (three national colors: black, red, and gold) German flag consists of three horizontal bands that display national colors. It was adopted first in 1919. The present colors Black, Red, and Gold are the symbols of 1848 revolutions.

Germany

Color Color Code Measurement
 

Black

Hex: #000000

RGB: (0, 0, 0)

Pantone: Black

CMYK: 0.0.0.100

HKS: 0, 0, 0

RAL: 9005 Jet Black

Ø  Proportion- 3 : 5

Ø  Three different bands’ height and width are equal.

 

 

Red

Hex: #FF0000

RGB: (255, 0, 0)

Pantone: 485

CMYK: 0.100.100.0

HKS: 5.0PB 3.0/12

RAL: 3020 Traffic Red

 

Gold

Hex: #FFCC00

RGB: (255, 204, 0)

Pantone: 7405*

CMYK: 0.12.100.5

HKS: 6.0R 4.5/14

RAL: 1021 Rapeseed Yellow

United Kingdom

The national flag of the UK is also known as Union Jack, Union Flag, British Flag, and UK Flag. The current design is taken from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801. The flag consists of Red Cross symbolizes England, a white-edged superimposed cross stands for Ireland, and the saltire cross represents Scotland. When this flag was designed, Wales was a part of England. So, Wales here is not represented.

The United Kingdom has various Ensigns like Civil Ensign, War flags, Merchant flags, naval ensign, and many more. Their sizes are also varied. But the ratio of the national flag is 1:2. The colors are azure, argent, and glues.

UK flag

Color Color Code Measurement
 

Blue

Hex: #012169

RGB: (1, 33, 105)

Pantone: 280C

CMYK: 100.85.5.22

MoD: 8711D

NSN: 8305.99.130.4580

Ø  Proportion- 1 : 2

 

 

Red

Hex: #C8102E

RGB: (200, 16, 46)

Pantone: 186C

CMYK: 2.100.85.6

MoD: 8711

NSN: 8305.99.130.4584

 

White

Hex: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

Pantone: Safe

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

MoD: 8711J

NSN: 8305.99.130.4585

France

The flag of France contains three different colors: Blue, White, and Red. It has three vertical bands. The English calls the flag French Tricolour Flag. The size ration of the national flag is 2:3 and it was adopted in 1976.

Franch flag

Color Color Code Measurement
 

Blue

Hex: #0055A4

RGB: (0, 85, 164)

Pantone: Reflex Blue

CMYK: 100.80.0.0

NFX: A 503

NCS: S 2565 R80B

Ø  Proportion- 2 : 3

Ø  3 Vertical Bands of equal width

 

 

Red

Hex: #EF4135

RGB: (239, 65, 53)

Pantone: Red 032

CMYK: 0.100.100.0

NFX: A 805

NCS: S 0580 Y80R

 

White

Hex: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 2555, 255)

Pantone: Safe

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

NFX: A 665

NCS: Base Colour

 

Switzerland

The national flag of Switzerland is considered one of the oldest flags and it was adopted in 1889. The flag has a red background with a white cross. Swiss national flag’s ratio is 1:1, and the ratio of civil ensign is 2:3. Its hoist ratio is 2:3 or 7:10. Aesthetically, the Swiss flag is one of the finest flags.

switserland flag

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: 0xFFFFFF

HTML: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

HSV: 0, 0, 100

Ø  Proportion- 1 : 1

Ø  Red background and white cross/ plus

 

Red

Hex: 0x0000FF

HTML: #FF0000

RGB: (255, 0, 0)

CMYK: 0.100.100.0

HSV: 0, 100, 100

Israel

The flag of Israel that contains a flue star on a white background and two horizontal blue stripes was adopted in 1948. Originally the flag was designed during Zionist movement and later it is recalled. The star inside the flag stands for the Star of David. Its white color divine benevolence and blue symbolizes God’s glory, purity, and severity.

Israel

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: 0xFFFFFF

HTML: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

HSV: 0, 0, 100

Ø  Proportion- 8 : 11

Ø  Measurement- 160 x 220 cm

Ø  White background, a blue star at the center and two horizontal stripes.

 

Blue

Hex: 0xBA3500

HTML: #0035BA

RGB: (0, 53, 186)

CMYK: 73.52.0.27

HSV: 223, 100, 73

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian flag is a simple green background with a white inscription and sword on it. The flag was taken in 1973. The inscription says the Islamic declaration of faith to Allah. And the sword under it symbolizes the significance of the Shahadah.

saudi arabian flag

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: 0xFFFFFF

HTML: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

HSV: 0, 0, 100

Ø  Proportion- 2 : 3

Ø  Green background, White inscription, and a sword.

 

 

Green

Hex: 0x356C00

HTML: #006C35

RGB: (0, 108, 53)

CMYK: 43. 0. 22. 58

HSV: 150, 100, 43

UAE

The flag of UAE was designed by a 19 years old designer and adopted first in 1971. It consists of four colors: red that represents courage, strength, and unity; white that stands for peace, honesty, and purity; green is for prosperity, love, and hope; and black represents the defeating enemies, not oil. All these four colors are representing the unity of Arab nations. The UAE has different flags for the individual state.

In the structure of the UAE flag, a vertical red stripe takes 25% of the total width, and three white, green, and black horizontal stripes are equal 33% of total height. All these colors and stripes have made the flag aesthetically rich.

Flag of UAE

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

Pantone: n/a

Ø  Proportion- 1 : 2

Ø  A vertical red 25% of the width, 3 equal (33%) white, green, and black horizontal stripes

 

Green

Hex: #00843D

RGB: (0, 115, 47)

CMYK: 100.0.100.15

Pantone: 348

 

Black

Hex: #000000

RGB: (0, 0, 0)

CMYK: 10.0.0.100

Pantone: Black

 

Red

Hex: #FF0000

RGB: (255, 0, 0)

CMYK: 0.100.100.0

Pantone: 186

China

China’s national flag is well-known as the Five-Star Red Flag. It was adopted in 1949 with a plain horizontal red and 5 gold stars (one large and four same-sized smaller stars in a semi-circle position) at the left-top corner. The red color stands for revolution and five stars symbolize the unity of Chinese people.

China Flags

Color Color Code Measurement
 

Red

Hex: #de2810

RGB: (222, 41, 16)

CMYK: 0, 82, 93, 13

Pantone: 485C

Ø  Proportion- 2 : 3

Ø  One large star

Ø  Four smaller stars

 

 

Gold

Hex: #ffde00

RGB: (0, 13, 100, 0)

Pantone: Yellow C

Japan

If you head over the national flag of Japan, you will get a white rectangular banner and a red disc at the center. It is officially known as Nisshoki that means sun-rise flag. The flag is also popular as Hinomaru that means the circle of the sun. Japanese flag symbolizes the land of the rising sun. This flag was first adopted in 1999.

Japan flag

Color Color Code Measurement
 

White

Hex: 0x2D00BC

HTML: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

HSV: 0, 0, 100

Ø  Proportion- 2 : 3

Ø  3 Vertical white banner and a crimson- red disk.

 

Red

Hex: 0x2D00BC

HTML: #BC002D

RGB: (188, 0, 45)

CMYK: 0.74.56.27

HSV: 345, 100, 74

South Korea

The flag of South Korea is popular as Taeguki. It was adopted in 1948. It has a white background, a red and blue Taegeuk, and four black trigrams. The main color of the Korean flag is white that stands for peace and purity. The circle represents a balanced universe, red stands for positive cosmic forces, and blue is for negative forces.

south korea

Color Color Code Measurement
 

 

White

Hex: 0xFFFFFF

HTML: #FFFFFF

RGB: (255, 255, 255)

CMYK: 0.0.0.0

HSV: 0, 0, 100

Ø  Proportion- 2 : 3

Ø  White background, a blue and red combined circle at the center and trigrams round the cosmic.

 

 

Blue

Hex: 0xA04700

HTML: #0047A0

RGB: (0, 71, 160)

CMYK: 63.35.0.38

HSV: 214, 100, 63

 

 

Red

Hex: 0x3A2ECD

HTML: #CD2E3A

RGB: (205, 46, 58)

CMYK: 0.63.58.20

HSV: 355, 78, 81

 

 

Black

Hex: 0x000000

HTML: #000000

RGB: (0, 0, 0)

CMYK: 0.0.0.100

HSV: 0, 0, 0

We tried here to provide the top 13 countries’ flag design information for the graphic designers so that they can create perfect flags for their own country and their clients. If you are a graphic designer, you know how important this information for flag design maintaining perfect rules and laws. It will help you surely, but if you face any problem during creating flags for clients, contact us.

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