The Most Uncommon Flag Colors

Colors on a flag are one of the most important parts of a well designed flag. Those who live in the United States understand that some countries obsess over their flag colors. The American Flag is great, but it is one of many national flags with red, white and blue. We also know that red, white and blue are the among the most common national flag colors. What about flags that feature uncommon colors? Let’s dive a bit deeper.

While these flags won’t make the list for most colorful national flags, they do feature the most uncommon flag colors. The most uncommon flag colors are… purple and pink. Take a look at the few flags that actually feature these uncommon flag colors in their flag design.


The Tokyo Metropolis Flag (Insignias of Tokyo) uses purple as a way to recognize Edo, the city that evolved into the city of Tokyo.

Image of the Tokyo Metropolis Flag.

The Armenian Apostolic Church is the world’s oldest national church and among the first churches to adopt Christianity as its official religion.

Image of the flag of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

The Madrid city flag uses a shade of purple on the background of its flag design.

Image of the Madrid City Flag.

The Montreal city flag displays a purple thistle on the bottom left quadrant of its flag design. The purple thistle is said to represent the Scottish people that inhabited the city.

Image of Montreal City Flag.

Other flags with purple: Balearic Islands, International Brigades, Iroquois Confederacy, Malaga, Northern Mariana Islands and Second Spanish Republic.


The Newfoundland flag closely resembles the popular tricolor flag design made famous by the French. Newfoundland is a region along the east coast of Canada.

Image of the Newfoundland flag.

The Espírito Santo flag is a tricolor flag design with the words Trabalha e Confia (Work and Trust) at the center of the flag. Espírito Santo is a state along the southeastern portion of Brazil.

Image of the Espírito Santo flag.

Other flags with pink: we couldn’t find any

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