Maroon – Courage against the Odds

Maroon is a shade of red. Shades are colours with black added to them. The addition of black to red subdues the colour and the feeling of fast action that red implies.

Maroon is then a colour for those who feel that the odds are stacked against them and life is an uphill battle. Because of this, their actions are slower, more thought out and very courageous – just the colour for Queensland in its annual ‘State of Origin’ rugby league battle.

It is not all dogged perseverance because Maroon has a fun-loving side. Maroon can be worn with black or grey but be careful. Those combinations are low-contrast and a bit dull. Bring out the fun-loving side by brightening it up with a touch of apple green to get a better light and dark contrast.

(Article sent to subscribers of ‘The Fashion Translator eZine’ on 19 May 2011. Click here to sign up for The Fashion Translator eZine.)

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