Usage alert
While flesh color originally meant the skin tone of white people, that meaning has been criticized as exclusionary and is now considered offensive. In fact, the term is no longer commonly used without qualifying it with a specific hue, such as tan flesh color, peach flesh color, or black flesh color. The word nude has historically been used to describe a similar hue approximating a white person’s skin color and has been criticized for the same reason.
(no longer in common use; now considered offensive) a yellowish pink or pinkish cream color (approximating the skin color of a white person).
a color that falls within the spectrum of human skin colors.

a light tannish pink; the color of flesh


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