What is the meaning of the color maroon, also including burgundy, plus what does it say about your personality if one is your favorite color, or if you drive a maroon or burgundy car, and what psychological effects can they have?
Color maroon and burgundy are similar colors, dark reds. Both are part of the color red family, and they’re often confused with each other. You will find a visual example below, including HEX and RGB color codes.
Differences & Origins of Maroon & Burgundy
Color Maroon is a variant of red, a dark red with a slight brownish tone. It’s created from a combination of the three primary colors in paint (Subtractive RYB) red, blue and yellow. It gets its name from the word Marron which is French in origin, it’s a large chestnut.
Color Burgundy is a red with a slight purplish tone, the balance between red and blue has changed to include higher levels of blue which gives it a purplish tone. It gets its name from Burgundy wine, from the French region Burgundy.
Maroon & Burgundy Meaning
Color maroon and burgundy generally have the same meanings, such as, high status, prestigious, elegant, luxurious, determined, ambitious, sophisticated and confidence. Dark reds like these are often used for the decor and branding for prestigious schools, universities and other institutions.
Wearing, or to drive a Maroon or Burgundy Car
You like red however you want something a little more sophisticated, luxurious and reserved. It shows someone takes pride in their appearance. They more than likely want to be seen in a particular way which shows a strong interest in what others think of them.
Social status is probably something they often think about and seek. They may want to be seen as rich, in a financial way and also rich in character. Appearance is important however it would suggest an introverted personality that seeks value in their time alone. It could also show some unconventional thinking, a desire for being unique and to express themselves without seeking attention.
Personality if Maroon or Burgundy is your Favorite Color
You value greatly your individuality and being unique, you also love luxury items and you can be a little materialistic at times. You’re introverted and reserved in personality, you like to be seen as a person of wealth, sophistication and high social status. Generally how others see and judge you is important to you.
Maroon & Burgundy Color Combinations
Colors that go well with maroon and burgundy include, white, various shades of gray, beige, tan, black, gold and teal. Many of these combinations look elegant, stylish and modern, ideal for interior design.
Influences – Color maroon and burgundy can increase your energy levels like red, however they do it in a more thoughtful, dignified and controlled way. They encourage seriousness in behavior, and reserved and introverted character traits. As warm colors they also encourage feelings of warmth, comfort, and they can also stimulate appetites.