Common connotations
Dog coat
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet#E5AA70
sRGBB (r, g, b)(229, 170, 112)
HSV (h, s, v)(30°, 51%, 90%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(74, 63, 46°)
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A fawn Great Dane.
Southern puku fawn
A southern puku fawn

Fawn is a light yellowish tan colour. It is usually used in reference to clothing, soft furnishings and bedding, as well as to a dog's coat colour. It occurs in varying shades, ranging between pale tan to pale fawn to dark deer-red. The first recorded use of fawn as a colour name in English was in 1789.[1]

Fawn in dog breeds

The fawn coat colour is found in many breeds, such as Boxers, Great Danes, Pugs, and in the crossbreed Puggles. Genetically, in most cases the colour is due to the recessive ay gene at the Agouti locus.[2] Some breeds, such as Chows and Doberman Pinschers use the term "fawn" to describe a red dog (at the Eumelanin locus) that carries a copy of the dilution gene; in Dobermans this colour is more commonly called "Isabella".

See also


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195; Color Sample of Fawn: Page 51 Plate 14 Color Sample A7
  2. ^ Schmutz, Shelia. "Agouti and its Interactions in Dogs". Archived from the original on 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2013-10-09.