Commons:Pantone color chart/British flag colours
This chart shows the colours used on British (and derived) flags, as described in Flags of All Nations, plus extra colours which will be useful. The codes given are for printing on paper, and not on fabric.
Please keep in mind that Pantone is not designed for computer monitors and that this set is just one particular approximation.
It might help, if the computer is configured to use sRGB colour space (White=6500K), and if the monitor's brightness and contrast are correctly set.
The name in italics is the name given by Flags of All Nations. Numbers are for Pantone solid coated colors (with the final "C" omitted).
Extras not in Flags of All Nations:
The following palette can be used in The Gimp, Inkscape and other programs. Simply save the text below to a plain text file with the extension ".gpl". Make sure not to have any blank lines at the end.
- Azure Blue is also referred to as "Air Force Blue".
- The correct red for the Union Flag in the Australian flag is 185C, not 186C. (Sources: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, "It's an Honour" (2006) Australian National Flag ; also Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Awards and National Symbols Branch (2000) Australian symbols Australian Government Publishing Service. ISBN 0642471312, via en:Flag of Australia)
- Sometimes 292C (#63B1E5) is used to approximate the effect on fabric of 549C. While Pantone 549C is darker, this is normal. (Source: Graham Bartram (5 Dec. 2003) Flags of the World: United Kingdom: Royal Air Force)
- Colors of flags at Flag of the World, accessed 25 April 2007.