List of 15 Different Colors Of A Maine Coon Cat!

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Maine Coon Cats are the most adorable and intelligent cats in North America with origin going back to centuries. These cats are famous for mainly two purposes one of them is their beauty and their brains. These creatures have sharp tufty ears, with large colorful eyes, full coat, and a long fluffy tail. These features stand them out from all other cats and make them look cute.

Due to their beauty, Maine Coon Cats have been part of many shows and competitions and has won the first North American Cat Show in Boston. Since then, Maine cats have been the darling to North Americans. Due to their distinct and attractive features, these cats have been part of many series and Hollywood movies including the Harry Potter too.

The naturally originated cat of Maine, North America is widely social and will make friends with anyone within minutes. These features have made Maine Coon cats the favorite and national pet of North America. One important feature of these cats is their colors which vary from any range between black and white. They can be one colored, two colored or many colored with stripes and patches bringing more distinction in them.

The cat has so many different colors that making a list gets difficult and for ease, they have been divided into particular groups which further many variants and colors. The groups in which Maine Coon cats have been divided are Solids, Tabbies, Tabbies with white, Tortoiseshells, Smoke, Shaded, and Shaded with white, Bi-color, Parti-color and Ticked Tabbies. Let’s look at all these colours of Maine Coon individually.

portrait of four purebred maine coon cats on a white background
Portrait of four purebred maine coon cats on a white background, source, Mental Floss, 2016.


Solid Maine coon

Solids are strong colours of Maine Coon on the whole of skin with no patch, stripes or any other color combination with them. Solid colors give the cat a distinct look and help them stand out because of the color and fluffy coat combined. The solid colors found includes white, black, brown, cream, blue and shades of blue-gray. The color throughout the body will remain uniform, and there will be other color seen anywhere.


tabby maine coon kitten

The color description of tabby is the most known type of Maine Coon cats. These are tabby markings or stripes on the upper fur or the lower undercoat. Depending upon which type of strips are present and which colors are present on the base for the stripes, different variety of color combinations can be found in Maine Coons Cats.

Depending on the types of stripes, tabbies are divided into three classifications as Mackerel Tabby, Classic Tabby or Patched Tabby Pattern.


Smoke is a cat with solid colors but some amount of fade on the undercoat. These cats look like solid cats only, but when you move the hands on the inside of the fur, the undercoat will look lighter in color. Many of the smoky cats have fade on their chest part as well, and we can look it when the cat is sleeping upside down or playing.


Tabbies with white are the classification where the cats have same features as tabbies with white chest and paws. The classifications among them are Brown Tabby white, brown patched tabby white, silver tabby white, silver patched tabby white, red tabby white and patched tabby white.

The tabby white are classified as Brown tabby white, brown patched tabby white, silver tabby white, silver patched tabby white, red tabby white, tabby white and patched tabby white.


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Tortoiseshells are usually called tortie. These cats have a black color on the base with the patches of red and cream color. The tortie and torbie both are similar with the difference of small patches and stripes in them respectively.





The shaded cats have a solid color with a shade of a combination of the color present to make it look appealing. The same category also has shaded with white in which the color on the chest of the cat is white.


All these patterns have combined to form many different varieties of cats and their colors. There are about 8 different colors which are seen in the Maine Coon Cats, and the combination of these colors brings out many possibilities of colors in the cats. The most popular of the colors in Maine Coon Cats are:


Colours of Maine Coon
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A black Maine Coon cat is dense black in color from head to toe. There is no rust or color on undercoat and no stripe of the patch. The nose is black though the paws can be a little brownish black. The black color is found in the solid black Maine Coons, which are just alluring and eye catching with dense black hair and brownish eyes. While some cats have thick black colors with a slight of the grayish area on the chest and the ear tufts. The undercoat can also be a little grayish, and that’s when the cat is said to have a smoky appearance.

Until the body has a white in it, it gets difficult to realize that the cat is pure solid black or a smoky one. Because the smoky cats have a different color on the undercoat, the smoky black cats appear to look black at first glance.

I have seen many pet owners think that their pet is solid black though it was smoky black which they fail to realize until they met the breeder. Did you check your cat’s undercoat?


Red Maine Coons are the brightest of all the colors and are quite alluring for the audience. This color stands out while alone or with any other color combination as white, or any pattern of patches or stripes.

Colours of Maine Coon

Red is the most important famous and most of the Maine Coon Cats are found in either red color or a combination of it. The color is not exactly red but somewhat a blend of orange with a ginger color. Many of the owners call the cats as Orange Maine Coon cats too.

The red Maine is mostly is found with red with white or red with tabby markings. Finding a solid red Maine is not very easy. The red Maine Tabby has golden or copperish eyes which go with the undercoat perfectly. The color of nose and paw is pink which a combination with red.

An interesting fact about Red Maine Coon cats is their gender. It has observed that 90% of all the red Maine cats are male. This is because of the strong color which cannot come to a female Maine Coon easily. The red color is always on the X chromosome that means that in a female the two X chromosome will combine to form a new color while in a male cat, the Y chromosome will give no color and therefore, the X chromosome will give a strong red color to the Maine Coon cat.


White Maine Coon cat is totally like an angel at your place. It’s the purest form of cats if found in solid white color with a pinkish effect on nose and ear tufts. Maine cats are adorable pets and don’t blend with the color of the environment.

Colours of Maine Coon
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White Maine Coon cat owners name with cotton, sugar or all the angelic white names.An interesting fact about White cats is the color ain’t a color gene but a masking gene and therefore, the color cannot be passed on to anyone else. The breeder has to be very professional to breed a white solid Maine cat as this color cannot be passed on to the generations.

Do you want to adopt this amazing and exciting piece of pet which is very rare to find?




The cream Maine Coon cats are a little like the white Maine coons but differ in their beautiful looks. The slightest cream color to the white Maine coon is the recipe to this amazing cat. The cream Maine coon can be solid Maine Coon with the whole body of cream color, or it can be combined together with other colors like silver, gray or white.

Mostly, the cream Maine coons are found with a combination of color or patterns. The most famous of cream Maine Coon is the Cream Cameo Tabby as it gives shades of silver and blue with the cream in the base. These amazing colors combined together looks wonders on the body.


Colours of Maine Coon
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Brown Maine Coon cats are similar to all other cats we find in our neighborhood and are easily available with any breeder as this color is very original and easy to breed or is widely available naturally.

Brown Maine Coons are found in natural solids colors or in combination with different patterns and shades. The smoky brown cats with a white undercoat are most famous of them all. Brown Maine Coons can also be found in many different colors as white, silver, cameo or cream.




The combination of red and silver touch to the base makes Cameo Maine Cat. This cat has a bright red color on the upper side of the body with a combination of shining silver on the middle to lower side of the body. The tail is again a combination of these two colors one of which is vibrant and other is low white. The paws of these cats are pure white which adds to the beauty of it. These cats look more from the family of red rather than white or silver but is breaded perfectly to enhance the features.


Colours of Maine Coon
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Silver Maine Coons are different from all the other cats and breeds and are not easily available with any breeder. Bringing a silver color in Maine Coons ‘s hard and requires professional breeder. This color is very different and is sometimes thought as a shiner version of gray cats. The silver Maine cats can be found with more combinations of colors and patterns that are silver tabby, smoky silver or silver cameos. The silver cameo tabby is a bright and different color and is among the most famous of these cats.


Blue Maine Coons are a not exactly a color of blue but a shade of blue with silver touch to it. These are mostly found in solid colors and look perfect that way. The color is very cute and adorable with eyes of mostly golden or green. The body and the fur has a strong presence of smoky blue colors and though the nose and ear tufts can be blue, a shade of blue or white. The blue Maine coon can combine with white as well where the white is either on the chest or the undercoat. To be honest, these cats looks best in solid colors.

Colours of A Maine Coon


Blue-grey Maine coons are a just beauty like blue Maine coon cats. These are a blend of gray into the upper blue Maine Coon. The shine is still the same, and they look perfect in solid colors but can be found in combination with different colors. When combined with other colors, the shine of the solid color dies and the combinations stand out. The ear tufts and the nose are gray or black in blue-grey Maine Coon cats.


Black and white colours of Maine Coon is bright and attention grabbing. The base color is black, but the chest and undercoat are white which gives it an entirely different look than any other cats available. The color is quite similar to what we see in other black-white combined cats, but the features along with these colors stand out prominently.

The area starting from between the eyes to chest to the legs is white and therefore the portion on the front side will appear to be black and white while that from sideways will look sharp dense black. The nose is pink in color, and the paws are mostly white. The eyes vary but are said to be of half color and doesn’t stand out because of the sharp body color.

There are a variety of colors of Maine Coon which can be found while combining these solid color and its gets difficult for the pet owners to choose from this wide range of colors and patterns. Have you selected on which color do you want for your next Maine Coon?


1 Comment

  1. Trudy

    Hi I’m getting a solid blue kitten that looks brown ? I did ask the breeder why isn’t he blue , she said he will be brown ontill his new coat comes then he will be a solid blue. I’m very confused because I just can’t see him going blue solid. Are kittens brown begin with?

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