A flag is one of the most recognizable symbols that a country can have. Flags come in different color combinations. Some have only two color combinations while others may have up to six colors (such as the flag of South Africa or the flag of South Sudan). Blue and yellow are some of the common colors on flags. Several national and regional flags are only made up of the two colors. However, the color shade may vary from dark to light yellow/blue. Here are some well-known flags that feature blue and yellow:
In Europe, the most popular flags with blue and yellow are the Swedish and Ukrainian flags. The flag of Ukraine features two horizontal stripes; a light blue on top of the yellow strip. The two Ukrainian colors are derived from the heraldry of the city of Lviv.
The flag of Sweden features a yellow Scandinavian cross on a blue background. The two colors on Sweden’s flag originated from the country national arms.
Apart from the two countries, certain cities and regions in Europe also have the blue and yellow flag including Opole city in Poland with yellow and blue horizontal striped flag and Asturias in Spain with yellow Cruz de la Victoria on a blue background. Others include the flags of East Lothian (Scotland), Cheshire, County Durham (all in England), and Central Macedonia in Greece.
The flag of Opole, Poland.
The flag of Asturias, Spain.
The United States
Several states in the US also have blue and yellow flags. The flag of Alaska consists of eight yellow or gold stars arranged to form the Big Dipper with Polaris on a dark blue background.
The flag of Indiana consists of a dark blue background with gold or yellow torch surrounded by 13 outer stars and an inner semi-circle of 5 stars, and a star on top of the torch crowned with the word “Indiana".
The flag of Kansas consists of a dark blue background with the state seal consisting of elements of different colors and sunflower over a bar of yellow and blue. The name “KANSAS” is printed below the seal. Other states with blue and yellow flags include Oregon and South Dakota.
Palau in the Pacific also has a yellow and blue flag. Palau has a simple flag featuring a light blue background which symbolizes the waters of the ocean and a yellow globe at the center of the flag representing the moon which is an important element in the lives of the Islanders.
The flag of Kazakhstan consists of a sky blue background and a gold sun with 32 rays above a golden eagle at the center. On the hoist side is a national ornamental pattern known as “Koshkar-muiz” in gold.
Blue and yellow flags are not only limited to countries, cities or regions. In motor racing, with the yellow diagonal stripe is used to warn drivers of an approaching car ready to overtake them.