The colors that surround us can have a simple and familiar names. But some of them unfamiliar to us. For example, yellow color is what? But we often encounter with him.
The word «yellow» comes from the French paille, which means «straw». The first meaning of this word is pale yellow, light yellow with a whitish hue. As time went on, the language has changed, and the meaning of the word changed too. Under the fawn began to understand pale yellow with a slight pinkish tinge, dusty, muted shade of yellow, often with a whitish hue, and even the transition tint between the yellow and white.
This is the name of the color is used now. Fawn can be hair – and then they will not be straw-yellow and not brown, with a light and subdued shade of gray. Such hair is more typical for women summer color type, they do not have red or Golden colors.
Fawn can be dogs – this means that they have a light coat, again, without a hint of reddishness or Golden hair.
Fawn can be fur – for example, on a fur coat. This means that the entire skin (or areas) are bright, almost white but without the blue, warm shades. Often this fur has areas of brown – again, no bright or very warm, chocolate shades.
Finally, the dictionary Dahl mentioned melted pale yellow cream – lighter than usual for us, no shades of creme brulee.