Art is much paler and doesn't tan as quickly. Our daughter has his skin tone and will burn if she doesn't watch it. When I went to Japan for the first time when I was 21, everybody kept asking me where I was from. They couldn't believe I was of Japanese descent. The Japanese tend to be a lot paler.
When we moved to Illinois a new and good friend was teaching me about make-up and told me that I had olive skin. (I've mentioned this in a long ago post.) I was really insulted. I love green olives so I thought she meant I had a greenish tint to my skin. Gosh.... now that I think about it, I still haven't cleared up that misunderstanding with her.
Anyway, I started to notice the different ways tanned skin is described. I've seen the words dark skinned, brown skinned, swarthy. I've noticed that they use the term swarthy to describe pirates so I'm thinking it's got a negative connotation. Well, unless you happen to like pirates, that is.
I think my son's skin has the color of mocha. I happen to love mocha and I do love Jon. Do you know any other words they use to describe tanned skin. Hey... don't they use chocolate also?
I love dark chocolate!