Timeless and classicWhat image comes to mind when you think about the 1920's? Art deco, jazz and The Great Gatsby come to mind when you think about the decade. This is the association you get when you wear a men's maroon tie. Classic, timeless, and elegant are all traits of a maroon coloured tie.
Maroon is a dark bluish red that evokes the feeling of control and thoughtful action. It's not as dramatic as true red. Rather it's more about being decisive and assertive.
For this reason, whenever a CEO or politician gives a speech or statement about decisions that are being made, they will often use a maroon tie. It gives them the impression of being in control of the situation and confident in what they are saying.
Putting it all togetherMaroon is a colour that is mostly warm (according to the colour wheel) with some cold elements. This means that it will go easily with many different tonalities of blue. As a matter a fact, a classic combination is a blue suit, a light blue shirt, and a maroon tie. Either with a print or with solid colours, this combination always works and gives an aura of distinction wherever you wear it. Blue and maroon create a special energy that evokes balance. The traits of each of these colours are complimentary to each other.
Beyond the classicsIf you are worried about looking dated or old, there are several things you can do to mix it up and create a fresh look. You can start out by adding an additional colour to the mix. For this, you can use what is called a Triadic Colour Scheme.
This means choosing colours that form a triangle in the colour wheel. The colours in this scheme will balance each other out and work well together. Using this technique will help you come up with combinations that you usually don't think of. They will look good on you if executed with the right distribution of colour.
For maroon, this setup would be blue, maroon and a dark yellow such as mustard. To bring it all together you can wear a blue suit, a micro patterned light blue shirt, and a maroon tie with yellow accents. Keep in mind that to avoid looking cluttered, the pattern on the tie must be bigger than the pattern on the shirt. Got a speech to give? Meeting with investors? Choose one of our maroon ties and take action.