Burgundy (color)

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Burgundy
 
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 tending towards purple or a dark red tending towards brown. It takes its name from colour of Burgundy wine (from the Burgundy region of France). The French refer to the colour in reference to another French wine, calling this shade of red "Bordeaux". In Quebec French, this colour is called Burgundy (i.e. Bourgogne) as in English.

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] Burgundy in turn takes its name from the ancient Burgundians, a Germanic tribe.

Variations[edit]

Vivid burgundy[edit]

Vivid Burgundy
 
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 Burgundy
 
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

Film

Linens

  • Burgundy is a popular color for sheets and pillowcases.

Music

  • The second track from Earl Sweatshirt's debut studio album Doris is titled "Burgundy".
  • Threat Level Burgundy, a ska band from Billerica, Massachusetts, is named after the color.
  • The sixth track from Børns's ep A Dream Between (2012) is titled "Burgundy Stare".

Sports

Traffic safety

  • In the United Kingdom, burgundy (or yellow) coats on dogs accompanying a pedestrian usually warns drivers that the pedestrian is deaf.

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 ' 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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