Maroon is created by mixing red and blue together. The color is a reddish-purple shade, or it is a deep-red hue that has a bluish tint.
Maroon can also be a combination of brown and red shades. Various shades of brown go well with maroon. Varieties of gold and yellow complement maroon well, too. Neutral colors, such as white and gray, are visually appealing when paired with maroon. Maroon hair color is especially flattering on people with dark skin tones and naturally brown hair. Maroon lipstick is flattering on women with warm skin tones. "Maroon" comes from the French word "marron," which means chestnut.