Cream is a light ginger colour commonly found in tabbies and calico and tortoiseshell cats.
Blue refers to cats with gray coats (which have a slight blue tint).
Chocolate is a warm brown fur colour.
Seal is a darker, cooler shade of brown most commonly found in cats that have point markings on their faces, ears, legs, and tails.
Fawn is a warm beige, faintly pink shade.
Lilac is a shade of light pinkish-gray (also known as lavender).
When cats have have white fur with steel-coloured tips (shading), the overall effect is called silver.
This colour is created when a burnt sienna (orangey-brown) undercoat has darker brown ticking.
This effect occurs when the fur has light roots darkening to a more intense colour toward the tips.
Many white cats have different eye colours, likely due to natural selection that reduces the risk of deafness (completely white cats with two blue eyes are often deaf).
Because black cats have been associated with superstitious beliefs, they are the least likely to be adopted from shelters.
For more cat articles, see the main Cats page.