Jersey Flag Colors & Meaning

Jersey flag
Color Palette
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Red#DF112D223, 17, 450, 92, 80, 13
Yellow#F8DC17248, 220, 230, 11, 91, 3

The flag of Jersey features a red saltire on a white field, a design that is simple yet steeped in historical significance. The red saltire, which is a diagonal cross, mirrors the St. Patrick’s Cross, symbolizing the island’s historical loyalty to the British Crown. The white background serves as a symbol of peace and honesty. In the upper quadrant of the flag, nearest to the flagpole, there is the Plantagenet crown, painted gold. This crown represents Jersey’s allegiance to the monarchy, specifically recalling the English crown as the Dukes of Normandy, a title held by British monarchs since William the Conqueror. This aspect of the design underscores Jersey’s historical and constitutional ties to the United Kingdom, while the overall simplicity of the color scheme—red and white—provides a bold and clear visual identity for the island.