Russet, Burgundy, and Maroon


Russet, It’s not just potatoes

Today, I will be discussing handmade artwork in various shades of brownish red.  More specifically, the  colors russet, burgundy, and maroon.  Russet is a lighter brownish red of the russet potato where the color derives it’s namesake.  To me the color is slightly more red and dark than a brand new penny but not as dark as  red rust.  Russet red is also represented in various hues in autumn leanves.


Burgundy is prestige and elegance

Burgundy is decidedly darker and more rich than russet.  It has a hint of violet.  It is the color of some red wines and roses.  It exudes wealth, prestige, and elegance.  It looks most spectacular when accessorised with any iridescent gold hue.  \


Maroon is dark and deep

Maroon is definately a dark red.  It is red that has been darkened with black or brown.  It usually does not have violet or blue tones to it.  It may remind one of oxblood or Christmas decorations.

 All the items featured here are from an Etsy treasury I curated with the same title.  An Etsy treasury is a collection of other Etsians’ work featured in a curated exhibit that helps promote the works of art. 


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