About Flag Design

Start designing your flag by following these essential hints and tips:

1: Keep it simple

The flag should be simple enough for a child to draw from memory.

2: Use meaningful symbolism

The elements, colours and patterns used should relate to what the flag symbolises.

3: Use two to three basic colours

Use no more than three colours. These should contrast well. They should also come from the standard colour set: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple, black and white. Yellow and white work well on any other colours and vice versa.

4: No lettering or seals

Avoid any kind of writing or organisational badge, seal or coat of arms. It is better to use elements from an appropriate coat of arms as symbols on the flag.

5: Be distinctive or be related

Avoid duplicating other flags but use similarities to show connections.

6: Consider the effect of the wind

The flag will fly from a high pole in strong winds and on calm days. And remember that it will almost always ripple in the breeze. The design must remain visible in all these conditions.