As a color, burgundy represents many things to different people. For starters, burgundy color is that particular shade of dark red (going into the maroon side) that comes from Burgundy wine. In turn, this wine is so named because it comes from the Burgundy region in France.
The association with the color had stuck and nowadays, it is also associated with that certain élan to set décor, to furniture, or even to a whole room – to one’s taste, in short.
In other fashion, the color of burgundy takes on different connotations.
In traditional areas, the color is an all-time favorite for sheets and pillowcases. In architecture and interior design, it is the standard choice that most people fall back on when elegance is needed.
It also comes out best as the total color scheme for a bedroom, an office, or the living room. The obvious advantage is that the color blends well with most fabrics and with wood.
Hair and Make Up
Today, however, there is still a demand among women to have their hair done in burgundy, either as a full-on hair color or as highlights. Because it is a shade in the area of bright red and brown, burgundy is rather selective with matching a woman’s skin tone.
To new age aficionados, burgundy color means power and explosive energies that can give someone strength of character. It also means the need to stand up for oneself, a cause or some other aims.
It can give one the energy to be able to “pull one’s deepest power reserves” to confront the adversary and to empower one for such a confrontation. Using the energy can make one work best as sport captains, project leaders, event managers and others that have to do with organization and leadership.
For the layman, burgundy color is simply a choice to bring out that sophisticated look in most things (décor, paint jobs, clothes, furniture) without being too loud about it.