What is the difference and meanings of colors maroon and 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?
Maroon and Burgundy are similar colors, dark reds. Both colors are part of the color red family and they’re often confused with each other.
Differences & Origins of Maroon & Burgundy
Maroon is a variant of red, a dark red brown color. 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.
Burgundy is a more red purplish color, 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
These colors 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 – These colors can increase your energy 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.