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Burgundy (color)

    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 associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France which in turn is named after the ancient Burgundians, a Germanic tribe. 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 1
    • Vivid burgundy 1.1
    • Old burgundy 1.2
  • Burgundy in culture 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Variations of burgundy

Vivid burgundy

Vivid Burgundy
    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

Old Burgundy
    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


  • The burgundy color was the most popular lipstick color among women in the 1990s and early 2000s. 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.



  • Burgundy is a popular color for sheets and pillowcases.


  • 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".


Traffic safety

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


See also


  1. ^
  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". Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  5. ^ 1989, Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., s.v. Burgundy.
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ 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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