The main difference between Crimson and Maroon is that the Crimson is a strong, bright, deep reddish purple color and Maroon is a color.
Crimson is a strong, red color, inclining to purple. It originally meant the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now sometimes also used as a generic term for slightly bluish-red colors that are between black and rose.
Maroon (US & UK mə-ROON, Australia mə-ROHN) is a dark brownish red color which takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut.
The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as “a brownish crimson or claret color.”
In the RGB model used to create colors on computer screens and televisions, maroon is created by turning down the brightness of pure red to about one half. Maroon is the complement of teal.
A deep, slightly bluish red.
Having a deep red colour.
To become crimson or deep red; to blush.
To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves. from 17th c.
A castaway; a person who has been marooned. from 19th c.
A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.
A rocket-propelled firework or skyrocket, often one used as a signal (e.g. to summon the crew of a lifeboat or warn of an air raid).
An idiot; a fool.
Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.
Of a maroon color
To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.
of a rich deep red colour inclining to purple
“she blushed crimson with embarrassment”
a rich deep red colour inclining to purple
“a pair of corduroy trousers in livid crimson, they were horrid to behold”
(of a person’s face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment
“my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake”
of a brownish-red colour
“ornate maroon and gold wallpaper”
a member of any of various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.
leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island
“a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island”