A light, greyish brown colour, named after the eponymous baby deer. Fawn is, at this moment, quite a dated colour name, having been somewhat usurped by all manner and names for colours around taupe.

It suggests a soft, warm, natural colour and is associated with comforting textures; it is often ascribed to background paint colour, and then to the colour and texture of cashmere, camel type or pile fabric – any that have some resemblence in tone and texture to the animal. My mother always had a ‘fawn’ coat for the winter – it was in fact  camel , so not fawn at all.

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