Hong Kong Flag Colors & Meaning

Hong Kong flag
Color Palette
Red#EE1C25238, 28, 370, 88, 84, 7
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0

The Hong Kong flag features a stark red background with a white, five-petal Bauhinia blakeana flower at its center. The red color symbolizes the festive and prosperous cultural heritage shared with mainland China, reflecting the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. It also echoes the red in China’s national flag, underscoring Hong Kong’s relationship with its parent nation. The white Bauhinia flower, unique to Hong Kong and often referred to as the Hong Kong Orchid Tree, represents purity and the distinct identity of the region. Each of the five petals holds a star, echoing the stars on the national flag of China, symbolizing the harmonious relationship between the territory and the mainland. The design of the flag intends to express a sense of unity and the cultural linkage between Hong Kong and the rest of China, while also highlighting the special status of the region.