Burgundy (color)


Burgundy (color)

Burgundy is a shade of purplish red associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France. The color Burgundy is similar to other shades of dark red such as maroon. It is often called wine red, or simply "wine".

The first recorded use of "burgundy" as a color name in English was in 1915. [ Maerz and Paul "A Dictionary of Color" New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Burgundy Page 135 Plate 56 Color Sample E8 ]

Burgundy

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At right is displayed the color burgundy. This is a popular color in both men's and women's fashion, for furniture and for linens.

Vivid Burgundy

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In cosmetology, a brighter shade of burgundy called vivid burgundy is used for dyeing hair. [http://www.bobpage.de/contrib/burgundy.jpg]

Burgundy in Human Culture

Literature
*Burgundy is the color of the third edition of "Diritto delle società. Manuale breve".Marketing
*Burgundy is used to market Burgundy wine.
*Burgundy is the color used on some Folgers coffee cans.Sports
*Venezuela's athletes traditionally wear burgundy uniforms in international competitions. This practice has earned them the nickname "Red Wine".
*Burgundy, along with gold, is one of the trademark colors of the National Football League's Washington Redskins.
*Burgundy is the primary color of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers along with gold and navy blue.
*Burgundy, along with Blue, is one of the trademark colors of the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche.Travel
*European Union passports have a burgundy cover.Music
*Roger Cichy's final movement of the series Colours is named Burgundy Red.

References

MoviesRon Burgundy of Anchorman

ee also

*Auburn (color)


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