Even though I'm well aware that they are cremello and grey. It 's just out of habbit.
And I might call this horse brown, or just bay. Not "mahogany bay" or "blood bay" or any other goofy term that people come up with to make a very common color sound exotic.
I'm not ashamed to say that my horses are plain 'ole bay and plain 'ole chestnut. Nothing rare or spectacular about their colors at all. And when I'm talking to children or non-horse people, I use terms like, "that brown and black horse" or "the pumpkin-colored horse". You get my point.
So when someone refers to a horse as "caramel", there's no need to puff up like a blowfish and say, "It's buckskin." You'll sound like a know-it-all. And that's not nice.
OT, but have you ever noticed when people say, "two white stockings" or "a white blaze" or likewise? As if those markings come in any other color? XD rofl I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a black snip or a chestnut sock. I've never seen one, anyway.