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August 9th, 2023

The Best State Flag Designs

State flags are some of the most popular flags we have available at Custom Flag Company. And it’s no wonder why! State flags are an important symbol of identity and pride for the people of each state. While some state flags may be more well-known than others, there are several state flags that stand out for their unique design and symbolism. Here are some of the best state flag designs.

The Best State Flag Designs


We must admit that as Colorado natives ourselves, we are a little partial to the Colorado state flag. The flag of Colorado features three horizontal stripes of equal size. The top and bottom are blue, and the middle stripe is white. In the middle of the flag is a red “C” with a gold disk inside the C. The blue represents the clear skies of Colorado, the white the snowcapped Rocky Mountains and silver mining, the red is the “ruddy” terrain. The gold represents gold mining and the many days of sunshine. The simple and elegant design of the Colorado flag has made it a favorite, not just for natives, but for all sorts of admirers of the state.


The flag of Maryland is one of the most distinctive state flags, featuring a quartered field of arms of The 1st Baron Baltimore, black and gold rectangles, in the upper left corner and lower right corner. The Alicia Crossland, a red and white cross, in the upper right corner and lower left corner make up the Maryland flag. The design is based on the coat of arms of the Calvert family, who founded the Maryland colony in the 17th century. The flag’s bold design and historical significance have made it a beloved symbol of Maryland pride.

New Mexico

The flag of New Mexico features a red sun symbol of the Zia people with four rays on a gold background. The Zia represents the four points of the compass, the four seasons of the year, the four periods of each day, the four seasons of life of life, and the four sacred obligations one must develop. The simple yet striking design of the New Mexico flag has made it a favorite among flag enthusiasts and designers.

South Carolina

The flag of South Carolina features a blue background with a white palmetto tree and a white crescent. The design is based on the Moultrie Flag, which was flown during the American Revolutionary War. The palmetto tree symbolizes the state’s resilience, and the crescent symbolizes the state’s history as a crescent-shaped colony. The complimentary colors and calming design of this flag makes it really stand out above the rest.


The flag of Texas is one of the most recognizable state flags, featuring a large white star on a blue background with a horizontal white stripe and a horizontal red stripe. The design is based on the flag of the Republic of Texas, which existed from 1836 to 1845. The simple yet bold design of the Texas flag really packs a punch.


Utah just approved a new state flag. The new flag is red, white, and blue with a gold beehive in the middle. The red, white, and blue are forming Utah’s mountain range. The red signals perseverance and represents the red rocks of Southern Utah. White for peace and the snow peaks, and blue represents tradition and dark skies. The beehive represents industry and community. The hexagon shape symbolizes strength and unity, with an eight-point star representing Utah’s Tribal Nations. The previous flag with the state seal in the middle is now known as the Historical Utah Flag. This flag will still be flown with the new flag at the State Capitol during official ceremonies, special events, and legislative sessions.

Of course, all state flags are special for their own reasons. These are just some of our favorites seeking from a design point of view. No matter what, if you want to show your state pride, we can help. Place your order now!

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