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Difference Between Maroon and Burgundy

Main Difference

The main difference between Maroon and Burgundy is that the Maroon is color is created by adding brown color to red, whereas Burgundy color is produced by the addition of purple to red.

Maroon vs. Burgundy

Maroon is a shade of red color that is close to brown color. Burgundy is a mix of red and brown color, giving a purplish-red hue. The maroon color is created by adding brown color to red. Burgundy color is produced by the addition of purple to red or by mixing the green and blue color. The word maroon is derived from the French word “marron” that means chestnut. Burgundy derives its name from a region of France on the name of wine known as burgundy wine from France having this shade.

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The term maroon was derived in 1789 in the English language. Burgundy color was introduced in 1881. According to the hexadecimal notation system, maroon color has #800000 hexadecimal code, while burgundy is having the hexadecimal code #800020. Maroon color has a deep red shade with a brownish tinge. Burgundy color has a red shade with a purplish tinge.

The maroon color is darker and profound. Burgundy color is brighter and lighter in shades and hues. Color psychology refers to maroon color symbolizing a controlled and more thoughtful action. According to color psychology, the burgundy color symbolizes power, dignified effort, determination, and ambition. Maroon has no specific association with the class. Burgundy is usually associated with the wealthy or upper class.

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Comparison Chart

MaroonBurgundy
A dark shade of red color close to brown color is known as maroonA dark shade of red color close to purple color is known as burgundy
Hexadecimal Code
#800000#800020.
Tinge
BrownishPurplish
Name Origin
From the French word “marron” that means chestnutFrom a region of France on the name of wine known as burgundy wine from France
Record of Usage
In 1789In 1881
Shade
Darker and deeperBrighter and lighter

What is Maroon?

Maroon is a color that is a shade of red color. We all know that different colors are created by mixing three of the primary colors with different ratios. These primary colors include red, yellow, and blue. Maroon is a deep red color with a brown tinge. This term maroon was derived in 1789 in the English language. It derives from the French words ‘marron’, meaning ‘chestnut’ (because of the maroon color-matched to the color of a chestnut that is reddish-brown). This color is made by mixing red and brown colors.

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The maroon color is the foremost choice of ladies for dresses handbags and shoes. The maroon color is also standard in cosmetics. Maroon lipstick is popular among ladies. However, it is not in casual use because it is a dark color. Maroon is a standard color for the uniform paired with grey or white color. This color is also famous for the robes of Buddhist monks that follow ‘Vajrayana.’

Various other shades of maroon color are bright maroon, a rich maroon, mystic maroon, and Aztec Maroon. If someone is painting and wants a maroon color, all he has to do is to mix the blue color into a red base with a ration of 5:1. Also, add a little amount of yellow as well, to get maroon’s brownish tinge. Maroon has the hexadecimal code #800000, according to the hexadecimal code system. Color psychology says that maroon color symbolizes a controlled and more thoughtful action.

What is Burgundy?

Burgundy color is a dark color in reddish-brown shade. It is lighter in the shade than maroon color. Burgundy derives its name from a region of France on the name of wine known as burgundy wine from France having this shade. These wines came from burgundy vineyards present in France. This color was introduced in 1881. As all the other colors are made by adding the primary colors yellow blue and red, burgundy color is also formed by the addition of green and blue color, resulting in brown color with purple undertones.

Burgundy is similar to other shades as cordovan and oxblood. It is not common in cosmetics as in lipstick, but dying hair in burgundy color is becoming the new fashion trend. Burgundy is usually paired with the gray color in its various shades, e.g., light gray, charcoal gray, etc. Some more colors to pair with burgundy are turquoise, golden yellow, and umber.

There are some of the exciting facts regarding burgundy color. It is usually associated with or seen in a higher class society. Its red shade and deep red hues signify sophistication. It is not a commonly used color, but it looks classy and unique. Burgundy color is perceived s a very deep color ht appears serious and lacks a sense of fun, light energy. Color psychology suggests that burgundy color symbolizes power, dignified action, determination, and ambition.

Key Differences

  1. The word maroon is derived from French word “marron” that means chestnut; in contrast, burgundy derives its name from a region of France on the name of wine known as burgundy wine from France having this shade.
  2. Maroon is a shade of red color, which is close to brown color; on the other hand, burgundy is a mix of red and brown color.
  3. The hexadecimal code of maroon is #800000 on the flip side; burgundy is having the hexadecimal code #800020.
  4. Maroon color has a deep red shade with a brownish tinge, whereas burgundy color has a red shade with a purplish tinge.
  5. Maroon has no specific association with the class; on the other side, burgundy is usually associated with the wealthy or upper class.
  6. Color psychology says that maroon color symbolizes a controlled and more thoughtful action; on the contrary, the burgundy color symbolizes power, dignified effort, determination, and
  7. The maroon color is created by adding brown color to red contrarily burgundy color is produced by the addition of purple to red or by mixing the green and blue color.
  8. The maroon color is darker and deep on the converse; burgundy color is brighter and lighter than maroon.
  9. The term maroon was derived in 1789 in the English language on the converse; the use of burgundy color is recorded in 1881.

Conclusion

Maroon and burgundy colors are two standard colors deriving from the red color. Both are the darker shades of red, but burgundy is lighter in appearance than maroon color. Both the colors are different from each other based on their hexadecimal code, tone, color symbolization, and usage.

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