Beige is the yellowish, cream cousin of the colour white. While beige shares the same pureness and softness of the colour white, beige holds the history of an under appreciated elegance. In observing the colour beige, you may detect a whiteness, or a lack of whiteness as it offers an earthly warmth and a crisp coolness. It is a dependable, conservative, and flexible colour: Neutral, calm, and relaxing.
Beige is the colour of an elephants ivory tusks — a symbol of innocence, chastity, opulence and virtue since early history.
Variations of beige: buff, camel, oatmeal, tan, desert sand, tuscan, eggshell, khaki, biscuit, cream, ecru, mushroom, milk white, pearl, off-white, opaline.
A state of privileged seclusion or separation from the facts and practicalities of the real world. Originating from the early 20th century, translating in French to tour d’ivoire, first seen in the poem “Pensées d’Août, à M. Villemain”, by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve in 1837.