Burgundy (color)

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BurgundyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #900020
sRGBB  (rgb) (144, 0, 32)
HSV       (h, s, v) (346.7°, 100%, 56.5%)
Source [1][2][3]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Two bottles of red Burgundy wine from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côtes de Nuits

Burgundy is a dark red color 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, cordovan, and oxblood, but differs from each of these in subtle ways. For example, cordovan with its origin in equine leather used for shoes has a slightly fairer, lighter brown color whilst oxblood, typically used in description of clothing, in particular leather, has both a much richer red and a little more blue.

When referring to the color, "burgundy" is usually not capitalized.[4]

The first recorded use of "burgundy" as a color name in English was in 1881.[5]


Variations of burgundy[edit]

Vivid burgundy[edit]

Vivid BurgundyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #9F1D35
sRGBB  (rgb) (159, 29, 53)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 97, 100, 40)
HSV       (h, s, v) (345°, 55%, 60%)
Source [6]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

In cosmetology, a brighter tone of burgundy called vivid burgundy is used for coloring hair.[7]

Old burgundy[edit]

Old BurgundyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #43302E
sRGBB  (rgb) (67, 48, 46)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 28, 31, 74)
HSV       (h, s, v) (6°, 31%, 26[8]%)
Source [9]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color old burgundy. The color old burgundy is a dark tone of burgundy. The first recorded use of old burgundy as a color name in English was in 1926.[10][11]

Burgundy in culture[edit]

Fashion

  • The burgundy color was the most popular lipstick color amongst women in the 1990s and early 2000s.[citation needed] It is also a popular lipstick shade with the people of the goth subculture. In recent years it has made a comeback as popular lip color in the high fashion industry.

Film

Linens

  • Burgundy is a popular color for sheets and pillowcases.

Music

  • Roger Cichy's final movement of the series Colours is named Burgundy Red.
  • The second track from Earl Sweatshirt's debut studio album Doris is titled "Burgundy".

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, along with blue, is one of the trademark colors of the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche.
  • Burgundy is the primary color of Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids, used with white, sky blue, and "onyx," a dark grey.
  • The track club (TC) Comets TC for the Rush-Henrietta Royal Comets, from Rochester, NY wear the colors white and burgundy for non school affiliated meets. Athletes Brennan Root (1200m - 3:09.08), Josh Wray (400m - 48.90), Pat Shenal (800m - 1:58.24), and Mickey Burke (1600m - 4:15.52) earned All-American honors in the Distance Medley Relay running a time of 10:11.76, just off their own school and section v record of 10:08, at the New Balance Outdoor National meet in Greensboro, NC in the spring of the 2013 season while wearing these colors. #TeamBurgundy

Traffic safety

  • In motoring, burgundy (or yellow) coats on dogs accompanying a pedestrian usually warns drivers that the pedestrian is deaf.[where?]

Travel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.99colors.net/name/burgundy
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul
  3. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called burgundy in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color burgundy is displayed on page 135, Plate 56, Color Sample E8.
  4. ^ "Burgundy". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  5. ^ 1989, Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., s.v. Burgundy.
  6. ^ http://www.99colors.net/name/vivid-burgundy
  7. ^ http://www.bobpage.de/contrib/burgundy.jpg
  8. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #43302E (Old Burgundy):
  9. ^ ISCC NBS
  10. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200; Color Sample of Old Burgundy: Page 43135 Plate 56 Color Sample H9
  11. ^ ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Old Burgundy (color sample #47).

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