We bet you didn't spot that France has changed its flag design

A photo of the French Flag.
(Image credit: Shatchi)

It's seriously rare to see a country change its flag, especially without announcing it to the world. But it seems France's recent flag modification has slipped under everyone's radar for a whole year. 

The blue on France's flag has been reverted back to its original shade of navy to honour the French Revolution. The change was initiated by President Emmanuel Macron last year when flags featuring its new navy shade were hoisted up at the presidential palace. The blue shade was originally changed to a lighter blue in 1976 to match the EU flag. (Looking for inspiration? Check out our guide to colour theory.)

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.