Firstly, colours from a landscape perspective. Seventy five percent of Australia is arid and flat, with large areas of red earth. The sky on a cloudless night looks spectacular in the red centre, as there is no light pollution. The beaches are pristine with golden sands, eucalyptus and to a lesser extent wattle trees are ubiquitous in most costal parts of Australia
The horizontal line displayed on the national flags is a metaphor for infrastructure. Roads, rail, electrical grids, water, gas, sewerage and optical fibre are all linier.
Secondly, from a historically perspective.
The history of flags and colours are displayed below
As you can see the colours I have listed relate to the graphics above.
- DARK BLUE
The Anti-Transportation league flag
The Eureka Flag
The blue Ensign
The upper half of my design is dark blue symbolizing the night sky.
- BRIGHT RED
The red Ensign
The Aboriginal flag lower half.
The lower half of my design is red symbolizing the red earth.
The red depicted on the Kangaroo in the air force Ensign.
- YELLOW (gold)
The stars of the Anti-Transportation league flag
The yellow sun of the Aboriginal flag
The official colour of Australia and a dominate colour symbolizing the wattle flower.
The stars on The White Red and Blue Ensigns.
The Eureka Flag.
Green is part of the Torres Strait islanders’ flag, the second official colour of Australia and is also associated eucalyptus leaves and sports uniforms.
Green is a sedentary colour.
Red white and blue are also the colours of the British flag and part of Australia’s history.