Talk:National colours

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Why does this page not show flag icons, as used in several other articles? --Matthead 08:20, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Two ideas:[edit]

1) Could we maybe use color codes to display a country's colors, and in a common order? This seems like it would make things clearer, plus would allow us to specify more distinct shades (Scotland uses a much lighter blue than most, for example). Also, several countries have several distinct 'packages' of colors, that are always used together, and cannot be interchanged.

2) Would it be a good idea to separate the table into, for instance, sporting colors and political colors (and perhaps heraldic colors)? An Australian, for example, would be unlikely to show up to a political rally sporting the Green & Gold (unless maybe they were with the Greens) but equally unlikely to go to a cricket or soccer match in either Blue/Gold or Red/White/Blue.

This would require quite some planning ahead of time. --Xyzzyva 03:31, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Sounds like good ideas to me, but it might be too much work and too much information to put in this single list. Many countries have different color shemes in different sports, e.g. It might perhaps be better to make links to specific articles where the use of national colours for each country could be elaborated on. Just look at an article like British racing green, you couldn't possibly put all that information in a single line in this list, but still it is very interesting and almost all of the information on that page is necessary to understand why the United Kingdom uses green as its national color in auto racing. John Anderson 21:47, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
The reference to the (a government's website and therefore reliable) states that "Australia's national colours, green and gold, were popular and well loved by Australians long before they were officially proclaimed by the Governor-General on 19 April 1984." So why are Australia primary colours in this article still red, white and blue? An old revision cited "Myrtle green and wattle gold". Tryst Nguyen (talk) 04:15, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Grammar - An overabundance of commas[edit]

Just wondering if my tingling pedantic grammar senses are correct.

One doesn't need a comma in front of and when listing the colours of 3+

eg Red, White and Blue

rather then

Red, White, and Blue

This is the oxford comma debate, and both ways are acceptable. Personally, I love oxford commas

  • When in doubt, use the Oxford comma - it's widely acceptable and often reduces ambiguity. Grutness...wha? 00:09, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

National colors of Brazil are ONLY Green and Yellow[edit]

Blue and white are secondary. Please do not revert. -Diego UFCG 18:17, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


This article needs citation and clarification urgently. Is this just a list of colours used in flags or is it a definitive list of statutory national colours? --Jza84 |  Talk  20:38, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

The whole of the article has been tagged for not citing any references or sources, yet the United Kingdom colours section has been singled out to have "[citation needed]". Perhaps it may be best to place "[citation needed]" beside everyone which doesn't have any citation or source. Cayden (talk) 21:41, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
I've homed in on that section as it's been part of a debate elsewhere. I've had to tag the specifics of the UK as it keeps being referenced with sources that don't back up the claim of "national colours" - they've just mentioned the colours of the flag. --Jza84 |  Talk  11:13, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Meanwhile the Irish entry lists St. Patrick's blue as a secondary colour and "Green, white and orange" as primary. Again, this seems to be taking the colours used in the flag over the traditional (blue) and recent (green) national colours. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:27, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

I am missing Kosova[edit]

Does anybody mind if I insert it? --Tubesship (talk) 20:15, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


Why is Jordan's secondary national colour listed as none? I know it means it has no secondary colours but other countries don't have none listed when they don't have them either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Why are most of the countries missing from the page?[edit]

This list is useless without most of the countries! --Ransewiki (talk) 09:33, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Because someone removed all the unsourced ones. VMS Mosaic (talk) 01:25, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
They're back again. I'm not sure why this article is exempt from WP:BURDEN - could somebody explain? bobrayner (talk) 11:50, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Anyone? Can anyone explain why this article is exempt from WP:BURDEN? bobrayner (talk) 13:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Since there seems to be no good reason why this article is exempt from WP:BURDEN, I've removed some unsourced content. bobrayner (talk) 14:59, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Ransewiki, why did you reinsert so much unsourced text? bobrayner (talk) 18:38, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

I undid all the unnecessary deletions. Hooray![edit]

Someone has deleted tons of nations, and it extremely irritated me because the guy deleted it for the minimal reason of "no source". That is total stupidity! I've been studying geography for like several years, and the old list does NOT seem counterfeit at all. I put all the list back, so you can start thanking me now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HanSangYoon (talkcontribs) 23:17, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Do you have a source? bobrayner (talk) 00:25, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

No, but the colors are all correct. Why don't YOU go out and find the source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


Please document the claim that black is a "secondary national color" of Canada, this is very strange. If anything I'd expect Royal Blue for Quebec, but even this seems like a reach. TiC (talk) 19:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Removed "dubious" tag and noted that black is used by Hockey Canada. FanRed XN | talk | 16:59, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Please note that Rugby Canada also uses black in its logo and also on its uniforms; see: [1] (talk) 19:57, 27 February 2015 (UTC) rugbycanada.ca64.141.7.66 (talk) 19:58, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Color Samples[edit]

Anyone mind if I add color-samples (i.e. Red, Blue ) to the colours listed on the table? . Ikmxx (talk) 00:09, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^