I think "fallow" being one of the oldest color names in the English dictionary, the definition probably hasn't changed much or since the time it was written into the standard (I can only assume here). Would it be safe to say "fallow" is something like an earth tone, more pale than rich because a fallow field brings up images of unwatered sandy soil and dried vegetation. Whatever shades you can imagine that comes with that? So like various shades of tan to golden yellow? Like those found in sandy soil earth to something you would find in straw or hay?
Basically, the shades you would see in the picture below. Would that make sense here guys?
The nerd in me also found this soil type chart. Consistent with the tones you would see in a fallow field.
Also, why are Pugs considered "fawn" then? They seem more fallow to me. Why is the average Boxer fawn so much darker than the Pug fawn? The average Boxer fawn almost seems as red as what some Bulldog people consider red. Just thinking aloud here. Help me out guys, what can we narrow "fallow" down to so that we can move onto "fawn".
p.s. "dark pee stain color" is probably not far off Kelly. I just would rather not think of it that way though lol!
Posted on May 31, 2010, 4:11 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206