Maroon (color)


Maroon (color)
Maroon
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #800000
sRGBB (r, g, b) (128, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 100%, 50%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Maroon is a dark red color.

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Etymology

Maroon is derived from French marron ("chestnut").[2]

The first recorded use of maroon as a color name in English was in 1789.[3]

Variations of maroon

Maroon (Crayola)

Maroon
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #C32148
RGBB (r, g, b) (195, 33, 72)
HSV (h, s, v) (345°, 75%, 38%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color that was designated as maroon in Crayola crayons beginning in 1949. It is of dark purpleish to dark red shade. A medium shade of maroon halfway between red and rose.

Also created when mixing Red with a black or dark purple-ish color

Rich maroon (maroon (X11))

Rich Maroon
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #B03060
RGBB (r, g, b) (176, 48, 96)
HSV (h, s, v) (333°, 65%, 42%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color rich maroon, i.e. maroon as defined in the X11 color names, which is much brighter and more toned toward rose than the HTML/CSS maroon shown above.

See the chart Color names that clash between X11 and HTML/CSS in the X11 color names article to see those colors which are different in HTML/CSS and X11.

Dark red

Dark Red
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #8B0000
sRGBB (r, g, b) (139, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 100%, 56%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color dark red.

Maroon in human culture

Business

Religion

  • Vajrayana Buddhist monks, such as the Dalai Lama, wear maroon robes.[5]
  • Theravada Buddhist monks usually wear saffron robes, but may occasionally wear maroon robes.

Vexillology (The study of Flags)

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References

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