What Color Is Sable?

The color sable is a very dark, almost black, shade of brown. It is named for the animal called a sable, which is a very dark brown, silky creature.

While most neutral colors are light, the color sable is classified as a warm, neutral color because of its brown undertones. In decorating or fashion it can be paired with almost any color as a background or accent color.

The sable’s fur was popularly used in making fur coats. Some people have used the term ‘sable coat’ interchangeably with the term ‘mink coat’ because the two feel and look similar. The two are actually not the same, but they are both silky and have deep, rich color.