Peru Flag Colors & Meaning

Peru flag
Color Palette
Red#D91023217, 16, 350, 93, 84, 15
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0

The flag of Peru consists of three vertical bands of red, white, and red. The red stripes, located on the flag’s flanks, symbolize the blood shed for Peruvian independence, reflecting the country’s struggle and sacrifice. The central white band stands for peace and purity. This simple yet powerful color scheme has been an emblem of the nation since the flag was adopted in 1825, following Peru’s victory over Spanish forces. The design was influenced by José de San Martín, one of the principal liberators of South America from Spanish rule, who is believed to have been inspired by the colors of the flamingos he saw while planning the liberation of Peru. Together, these colors not only depict the nation’s past hardships and aspirations for peace but also represent a continuing commitment to these ideals.