Quick Reference Guide to Leather Colors in the Dover Saddlery Product Line
As you shop for brown leather tack, you'll see a variety of color names for the leather selections from various manufacturers. Here is a brief description of the colors that you'll see in the Dover Saddlery product line. Please note that the way the color swatches appear on your computer screen may not be an exact color match for the actual leather, and in fact manufacturers' dye lots will differ. Also, one manufacturer's oakbark or tobacco may vary substantially from another's.

Tip: All leather colors will change to some degree over time with use, exposure and conditioning. For more information on matching brown leather pieces, refer to Understanding Leather Colors.

Colors Shown in Alphabetical Order

Color Name
Sample
Description




Brown




Resembles a chocolate brownie, and has no orange, red or purple undertone.




Chestnut




A brown color that borders between light and medium color depth and has strong orangey-red undertones. Very similar to the color of a chestnut horse in the sun.




Chocolate




Neither very dark nor very light, this is a rich brown color similar to that of a premium chocolate bar. It is very similar in appearance to Medium Brown.




Cognac




Aptly named for its resemblance to cognac liquor, this is a medium brown color with subtle auburn undertones.




Dark Brown




Resembles the color of a moist, dark chocolate brownie, and has a subtle purple undertone. Not as dark as Ebony, but very dark.




Ebony




An extremely dark brown.




Havana




A deep brown that does not have any red, orange or purple undertones. Resembles the color of a dark chocolate bar.




Hazelnut




A light brown color with orange undertones as can be seen on the shell of a hazelnut.




Medium Brown




Neither very deep nor very light, this is a rich brown color similar to that of a premium milk chocolate bar. This color is very similar to Chocolate.




Newmarket




The lightest of brown leather colors, this is a light brown with yellow, orange or red undertones.




Oakbark




A soft, medium brown color with dark yellow or red undertones; it closely resembles the bark of an oak tree.




Tobacco




A light brown with an orange hue. It takes its name from the color of dried tobacco leaves.




Walnut




A dark brown with no undertones of orange, red or purple. (Darker than a walnut shell.)

Light to Medium Brown Leather Colors with Yellow, Orange or Red Undertones
Newmarket
Tobacco
Hazelnut
Cognac
Chestnut
Oakbark

Medium to Dark Brown Leather Colors without Undertones
Brown
Chocolate
Medium Brown
Dark Brown
Walnut
Havana
Ebony


For more assistance or to request a catalog, call 1-800-989-1500 to speak with a Dover Saddlery product advisor, or stop by any of our retail stores. Visit DoverSaddlery.com for a complete store listing and the full product offering.

Related Topics:
A Guide to Matching Brown Leathers
Tack and Leather Care
Basic Overview of Leather Grains and Qualities
Caring for Genuine Fleece