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Pan-African Flag Color Codes with HEX, RGB, CMYK & Pantone

  • Red: #E31B23
  • Black: #000000
  • Green: #12853F

What are the colors of Pan-African flag?

The Pan-African flag has 3 primary colors, which are red, black and green. The table below has the common and popular codes of these colors in HEX, RGB and CMYK formats along with Pantone (PMS), RAL and NCS (Natural Color System). Please note that HEX and RGB codes are to be used for digital works and web pages (including HTML and CSS) while the CMYK values are for printers. The Pan-African flag is known as Afro-American flag, Black Liberation flag and UNIA flag.

The unofficial flag of Pan-Africanism is a horizontal tricolour of red, black and green. It's design and colors are loosely based on the traditional flag of Ethiopia, the only country that was, except for a very short time, free from European colonialism.

The flag was designed by Marcus Garvey of the UNIA and was first adopted in 1920. The three colors along with yellow (gold) have been used in the flags of several countries in Africa and the Americas and many Pan-African organisations and movements including Black Lives Matter (BLM).

Color Names & Codes of the Pan-African Flag

Red - E31B23

Red Color Codes

Hex E31B23
RGB 227, 27, 35
CMYK 0, 88, 85, 11
Pantone 485 C !
RAL 3026
Black - 000000

Black Color Codes

Hex 000000
RGB 0, 0, 0
CMYK 0, 0, 0, 100
Pantone Black 6 C !
RAL 9005
Green - 12853F

Green Color Codes

Hex 12853F
RGB 18, 133, 63
CMYK 87, 0, 53, 48
Pantone 348 C !
RAL 6032

What is the meaning of colors in the Pan-African flag?

Red, black and green, the three colors in the Pan-African flag, stand for noble blood that unites all people of african ancestry, the people of the africa and richness of the land, respectively. Also, specially in case of state flags, the meaning associated with the colors are generally endorsed by an official charter. However, at times the symbolism is simply understood by being descended from the culture of the land or has seeped so deeply into customs that, now, the two are inextricably linked. Please also note that there can be more than one meaning for the colors in the Pan-African flag.

Pan-African Flag Image with Color Palette

Pan-African Flag Color Palette

Download the Pan-African flag Color Palette image along with the color hex codes as a single image. These are the suggested colors to be used for digital media. For print and spot color values, please refer to the information above. The Pantone® (PMS) values and RAL.

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