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Maroon
About these coordinates 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]

Shades

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Bright maroon

Bright Maroon
About these coordinates 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 bright maroon, i.e., the color that was designated as maroon in Crayola crayons beginning in 1949. It is a medium shade of maroon halfway between red and rose.

Rich maroon (maroon (X11))

Rich Maroon
About these coordinates 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 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.

UP maroon

UP Maroon
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #7B1113
RGBB (r, g, b) (123, 17, 19)
HSV (h, s, v) (359°, 86%, 48%)
Source UP Brandbook
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At the right is one of the official colors used by the University of the Philippines, designated as UP Maroon. It is based on the approved color specifications to be used for the seal of the university.[4]

Maroon in human culture

Military

  • The maroon beret is the international symbol of elite airborne forces.

Religion

Sports

Sorority

  • Maroon and Navy are the official colors of the Latina-Oriented, Gamma Phi Omega

Vexillology (The study of Flags)

See also

References

  1. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  2. ^ "maroon". Princeton WordNet. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=maroon. 
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198; Colour Sample of Maroon: Page 37 Plate 7 Color Sample L7
  4. ^ http://www.upv.edu.ph/downloads/files/UPBrandBook2007.pdf
  5. ^ Queensland Government website - State colour

Simple English

This box shows the color maroon.
 

Maroon is a dark red color.

The word maroon comes from the French word marron which means "chestnut".

The first recorded use of maroon as a color name in English was in 1789. [1]

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Meaning of maroon


Tones of maroon color comparison chart

  • Bright Maroon (Crayola Maroon) (Hex: #C32148) (RGB: 195, 33, 72)
  • Rich Maroon (Maroon (X11)) (web color) (Hex: B03060#) (RGB: 176, 48, 96)
  • Dark Red (web color) (Hex: #8B0000) (RGB: 139, 0, 0)
  • MAROON (HTML/CSS) (web color) (Hex: #800000) (RGB: 128, 0, 0)
  • UP Maroon (web color) (Hex: #7B1113) (RGB: 123, 17, 19)
ColorsList of colors
Cyan Magenta Black Gray Silver White
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Gold Olive Purple Navy Brown Pink

References

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198; Colour Sample of Maroon: Page 37 Plate 7 Color Sample L7
  2. New York Times February 19, 2009--Tibetan Buddhist monks call for boycott of 2009 Tibetan New Year celebrations to protest casualties of 2008 Tibetan unrest (see picture of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist monks):

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