Brown is the color of the wolf, of the harvest-ravaged farm, of thatched roofs, of cinnamon cake, of autumn, of snuff, of wooden boxes (bridal chests, watch cases, humidors, coffins). If ever there was a color more suited to earthly existence, it's the color of earth itself. And earthly existence is at the very heart of fairy tales, despite all the unearthly circumstances depicted.
Fairy Tale Review
Wayne State University Press