Most people get confused by the Tonkinese coat colors when they first see a Tonkinese cat.Tonkinese come in 4 base coat colors (blue, champagne, natural, and platinum) with 3 coat patterns (point, mink, solid) for a total of 12 individual color combinations. By base colors, we mean the color of the points (extremities: face, ears, tail, and legs), not the body color. By coat pattern, we mean the contrast between the color of the points and the body color. For more detailed color information, please refer to the Tonkinese Breed Association website pages on color.
Blue: Face is slate blue
Champagne: Face is medium brown
Natural: Face is dark brown
Platinum: Face is frosty gray
Point Body color: should be off-white, any shading relative to the point color; overall body color should be in marked contrast to the points.
Mink Body color: should be a rich, even, unmarked color, shading almost imperceptibly to a slightly lighter hue on the underparts.
Points: distinctly darker than the body color.
Solid Body color: may be a slightly lighter shade of the point color, with very little contrast with points. There will be more contrast between points and body color for the Champagne and Platinum than for the Natural and Blue.
Eye color: Blue
Eye color: Aqua
Eye color: Green to Yellow-Green
Points: slate blue.
Nose leather: blue-gray
Paw pads: blue-gray (may have a rosy undertone).
Body: off-white with warm gray shading.
Body: soft, blue-gray with warm overtones
Body: slate blue with warm overtones.
Points: medium brown
Nose leather: cinnamon brown
Paw pads: cinnamon-pink to cinnamon-brown
Body: ivory with buff-tan shading
Body: buff-cream to beige. Reddish highlights acceptable.
Body: golden tan to light coffee brown.
Points: dark brown
Nose leather: dark brown
Paw pads: medium to dark brown (may have a rosy undertone).
Body: fawn to cream
Body: medium brown. Ruddy highlights acceptable.
Body: sable brown
Points: frosty gray
Nose leather: lavender-pink to lavender-gray
Paw pads: lavender- pink
Body: pearly white.
Body: pale, silvery gray with warm overtones. Not white or cream