Brunei Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Brunei Flag
Color Palette
Yellow#F7E017247, 224, 230, 9, 91, 3
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Black#0000000, 0, 00, 0, 0, 100
Red#CF1126207, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19

The flag of Brunei has a yellow background, with two diagonal stripes that pass through the flag, the flag has a coat of arms in the center. It features a crescent pointing above, with two open hands towards the sky around it, and a parasol at the top of two wings. There are two bands at the bottom of the shield. The first is in an Arabic inscription that says, “Always render service by the guidance of God.” There is also a band written in Arabic stating the name of the country “Brunei Darussalam.”

Meaning of the Brunei flag

The Brunei flag has a yellow field that represents the monarchy in Brunei. The black and white stand for his two chief ministers. The coat of arms features the crescent to show the Islamic faith of the nation, and the parasol is a symbol of royalty. The wings stand for freedom and justice. The open hands indicate the duty of the government to provide people with protection.  The Arabic inscriptions at the bottom of the coat of arms represent the name of the country and the national motto.

History of the Brunei Flag

Brunei was a larger country. It lost some of its parts to enemies and was put under British protection. Its flag was plain yellow. Then the country turned into a British protectorate in 1888. The two diagonal stripes of black and white were added later in the year 1906. In 1959, the country had a new constitution and the coat of arms which was designed in the fifteenth century by the third Sultan of Brunei was added to the flag. Brunei proclaimed independence in 1981, and the flag was retained with minimal changes.