Here’s the last post for awhile about flag colours. Previous posts have looked at The Shade of Red Each Country Has On Its Flag and Countries Whose Flags Contain Red and/or Blue. The map above looks at what happens when you blend all the colours from each country’s flag proportionally.
Somewhat surprisingly there is a relatively large variety of colours, given that red and blue so often appear on flags.
Below you can see what happens when you do the same thing for individual US state flags:
Interestingly, the US seems to have far less variation than that seen in the rest of the world, with most being somewhere along the red-blue continuum. New Mexico in yellow and Washington in green are probably the biggest departures from the norm.
You can read more about flags here:
- Flags of the Fifty States: Their Colorful Histories And Significance
- Flags Over America: A Star-Spangled Story
- Complete Flags of the World
See any surprising colour mixtures? Let us know below: