Updated: Aug 19, 2020
About the flag design
This flag is intended to be inclusive of all polyamorous people, including those who may have identities that intersect with polyamory. It includes those who are aromantic, asexual, demisexual, graysexual, or allosexual. It includes relationship anarchists, single polyamorous folks, polyamorous people who are situationally monogamous, and those who practice solo polyamory. It is intended to be inclusive of polyamorous people of any religious background, sexual or gender identity, race, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, or any other characteristic. I intentionally did not use red in the design, because that is a color often associated with passion, especially sexual passion. I think that while polyamory is about sexual passion for some, for others it is not. I wanted a flag that could just as easily represent people who are asexual as well as those who allosexual.
The flag is comprised of four stripes, all of equal height. The colors of this flag include lime green for growth, kelly green for balance, sky blue representing freedom, and royal blue for trust. The infinity heart represents the concept of infinite love. The infinity heart in this flag touches every other color on the flag, unifying the concepts that the colors represent. The infinity heart is white, for two reasons. First, not many colors looked good against the other colors I selected, and I wanted something that was easy on the eyes. Second, in the Red/Green/Blue (RGB) color spectrum, white is the color you get when red, green, and blue are combined, and thus represents the combination of all the colors. Philosophically, that made sense to me when viewed through the lens of polyamory: it represents many uniting to create something new and different.
Lime Green | Growth
This color also represents kindness.
HEX | #94C83D
RGB | R: 148 | G: 200 | B: 61
CMYK | C 20% | M 0% | Y 55% | K 22%
Pantone Coated | 2299 C
Pantone Uncoated | 2292 U
Pantone Polyester | 15-0262 TSX
Kelly Green | Balance
This color also represents harmony.
HEX | #09743B
RGB | R: 9 | G: 116 | B: 59
CMYK | C 42% | M 0% | Y 22% K 55%
Pantone Coated | 3536 C
Pantone Uncoated | 3522 U
Pantone Polyester | 18-6032 TSX
Sky Blue | Freedom
This color also represents self expression, wisdom, and joy.
HEX | #4CBFEE
RGB | R: 76 | G: 191 | B: 238
CMYK | C 64% | M 18% | Y 0% | K 7%
Pantone Coated | 2985 C
Pantone Uncoated | 2985 U
Pantone Polyester | 15-4535 TSX
Royal Blue | Trust
This color also represents responsibility, honesty, loyalty, and inner security.
HEX | #28246C
RGB | R: 40 | G: 36 | B: 108
CMYK | C 27% | M 28% | Y 0% | K 58%
Pantone Coated | 2756 C
Pantone Uncoated | 072 U
Pantone Polyester | 19-3949 TSX
There is a lot of symbology associated with the color white, many of which are racist. Read above, under "About the flag design" to learn why I chose it for this flag.
HEX | #FFFFFF
RGB | R: 255 | G: 255 | B: 255
CMYK | C 0% | M 0% | Y 0% | K 0%
Pantone | Opaque white
I am making this flag freely available for anyone to use, under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). This means that it can be built upon and modified, provided you give me credit (attribution) for the original design, and share it under identical terms. I am making the raw graphic files available for anyone who would like to use them. It is fine for you to use this design to make products that you sell to others, and for you to make a profit from those products. I do not require any compensation from you if you use this flag design. (Though I would love to hear about how you use it, so please send me links!) If you would like to use this design for a specific purpose and none of the graphics here or on GitHub suit your purpose, drop me a line on Facebook and I'll be happy to help you out. :)
Also, because people have asked, here's a version that is appropriately sized for a Facebook cover photo.
History of the Polyamory Pride Flag
For those of you who geek out on history and design, I'm including this section for you!
Jim Evans created the original a polyamory pride flag that (over time) became the pride flag most often associated with our community. I actually knew Jim Evans back in the day, since we both lived in the east side in the Seattle area, and I totally had a crush on his then-wife. I remember talking to him about his flag design at a party he hosted at his house. He created it because at the time, no polyamory pride flag existed. He made it using Microsoft Paint, using websafe colors. (Tech history sidebar: 20+ years ago, there was a limit to how many colors monitors could accurately display, and there was a list of colors that were considered "safe" to use on the web because those would mostly be represented accurately, depending on the person's monitor settings. When I started using computers in 1983, there were only about 16 colors that could be used, but by the time Evans made his flag, there was a dizzying array of 216 "websafe" colors he could use.) Evans chose bright blue (representing openness and honesty among all partners with whom we conduct our multiple relationships); bright red (representing love and passion); and black (representing solidarity with those who, though they are open and honest with all participants of thei