The sanctioned French flag is looking a little less lively these days.
President Emmanuel Macron has reimbursed the colours of the French flag to transform its earlier navy-blue shade, substituting the livelier blue, devoid of any fanfare.
French flag colour changed to navy-blue
Officials spoke to local media and stated that the flags showcasing the darker blue were raised at the nation’s presidential palace in 2020.
Mr Macron wanted to retrieve the navy-blue flag, an epitome of the French Revolution, radio station Europe 1 reported.
Both the lighter and darker flags have been in utilization for years now. France’s navy and several official edifices around the nation have used the navy-blue shade since time immemorial.
However, in 1976, under President Giscard d’Estaing, the French state familiarized a perkier blue on the tricolour to resonate with the blue etched on the flag of Europe.
The verdict was partially an appealing one, Europe 1 stated, as the European and French flags were hoisted adjacent to each other in so many instances.
The Elysee Palace has not openly declared the change in the colour of the French flag. No orders have been placed for other organizations and establishments to do the same.
There was allegedly some incongruity over Mr Macron’s change back to navy blue, with some debates of whether or not the new shade was obnoxious and would clash with the European Union flag, and others yearning for the pre-1976 version of the flag.