Cigar wrappers come in various shades as follows:
- Candela: a green color that was first popularized in the U.S. in the 1800's and early 1900's.
- Claro: Pale to light brown. The Classic color of Connecticut shade grown tobacco wrapper. This color can also be referred to as natural.
- Colorado claro: Darker brown in color and similar to a Cameroon wrapper from West Africa.
- Colorado: A reddish brown wrapper most often seen in well aged and mature cigars.
- Colorado maduro - A dark brown wrapper, usually seen on cigars produced in Honduras, Nicaragua and sometimes in Cuba.
- Double claro: A greenish-brown wrapper that produces a somewhat light and bland taste.
- Maduro: A dark, almost coffee like color associated with full flavored and slightly sweet tasting cigars.
- Oscuro: Strong flavored wrapper tobacco produced in Mexico, Brazil and Nicaragua.
From the Cigar Glossary at www.bloomberg.com