Maroon is a dark brownish red. Its name is taken from the French word marron, meaning chestnut. Maroon can be produced with red+black meaning it is a shade of red. It is also common for maroon colors to contain a tinge of brown or purple. Maroon is considered a formal, sumptuous and classic color. It is often used for uniforms, particularly the blazers and sweaters of school uniforms. Maroon is also famously worn by Vajrayana Buddhist monks. The following are common types of maroon.
|Component Colors||red+blackOften contains a tinge of brown or purple. RGB color models often represent maroon as 128,0,0. This is a pure red at half intensity.|
|Complementary Color||TealAlso contrasts well with gold. This is a common combination for iconography. |
|Associations||ChestnutsA classic color that is considered sumptuous, elegant and formal.As a red, maroon is an eye-catching color. A common element of school colors.Often used as a uniform color.The maroon beret, often known as red beret, used by the airborne forces of several nations.Associated with Buddhism and the robes of Vajrayana Buddhist monks.|
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