Beige

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Beige is a very pale yellowish-cream color.

The name comes from beige cloth, a woolen fabric left in its natural color. It then came to be used for a range of light tints of yellow chosen for their neutral or pale warm colored appearance.

In the 1920s, the meaning of the term beige expanded to the point where it is now also used for not only for pale yellows but also for a wide range of pale brown shades.

The first recorded use of beige as a color name in English was in 1887. [1]

Meaning of beige[change | change source]

  • Since many computers are colored beige (an ordinary non-remarkable computer is sometimes called a beige box), and since most people who are employed nowadays use computers, the color beige has come to represent the world of work.


Tones of beige color comparison chart[change | change source]

Yellow Mist (web color Light Yellow) (Hex: #FFFFE0) (RGB: 255, 255, 224)
Cosmic Latte (Hex: #FFF8E7) (RGB: 255, 248, 231)
Old Lace (web color) (Hex: #FDF5E6) (RGB: 253, 245, 230)
Linen (web color) (Hex: #FAF0E6) (RGB: 250, 240, 230)
Antique White (web color) (Hex: #FAEBD7) (RGB: 250, 235, 215)
Blanched Almond (web color) (Hex: #FFEBCD) (RGB: 255, 235, 205)
Light Goldenrod (web color) (Hex: #FAFAD2) (RGB: 250, 250, 210)
Lemon Chiffon (web color) (Lemon Cream) (Hex: #FFFACD) (RGB: 255, 250, 205)
Cornsilk (web color) (Hex: #FFF8DC) (RGB: 255, 248, 220)
BEIGE (web color) (Hex: #F5F5DC) (RGB: 245, 245, 220)
Cream (Hex: #FFFDD0) (RGB: 255, 253, 208)
Papaya Whip (web color) (Hex: #FFEFD5) (RGB: 255, 239, 213)
Champagne (Hex: #F7E7CE) (RGB: 247, 231, 206)
Banana Mania (Crayola) (Hex: #FBE7B2) (RGB: 251, 231, 128)
Moccasin (web color) (Hex: #FFE4B5) (RGB: 255, 228, 182)
Peach-Yellow (Hex: #FADFAD) (RGB: 250, 223, 173)
Wheat (web color) (Hex: #F5DEB3) (RGB: 245, 222, 179)
Bisque (web color) (Hex: #FFE4C4) (RGB: 255, 228, 196)
Unbleached Silk (Japanese traditional colors) (Hex: #FFDDCA) (RGB: 255, 221, 202)
Navajo White (web color) (Hex: #FFDEAD) (RGB: 255, 222, 173)
Light Khaki (X11: Khaki) (Hex: #F0E68C) (RGB: 240, 230, 140)
Medium Champagne (Hex: #F3E5AB) (RGB: 243, 229, 171)
Pale Goldenrod (web color) (Hex: #EEE8AA) (RGB: 238, 232, 170)
Pale Canary Yellow (Crayola Canary) (Hex: #FFFF99) (RGB: 255, 255, 153)
Buff (Hex: #F0DC82) (RGB: 240, 220, 130)
Flax (Hex: #EEDC82) (RGB: 238, 220, 130)
Deep Champagne (Hex: #FAD6A5) (RGB: 250, 214, 165)
Desert Sand (Crayola) (Hex: #EFCDB8) (RGB: 239, 205, 184)
Zinnwaldite (Hex: #EBC2AF) (RGB: 235, 194, 175)
Ecru (Hex: #CDB891) (RGB: 205, 184, 145)
Tan (Hex: #D2B48C) (RGB: 210, 180, 140)
Khaki (HTML/CSS) (Hex: #C3B091) (RGB: 195, 176, 145)
Dark Khaki (X11 "Dark Khaki") (Hex: #BDB76B) (RGB: 189, 183, 107)
Dark Champagne (Hex: #C2B280) (RGB: 194, 178, 128)
Dark Tan (Hex: #918151) (RGB: 145, 129, 81)
French Beige (Hex: #A67B5B) (RGB: 166, 123, 91)
Pale Brown (Hex: #987654) (RGB: 152, 118, 54)
Mode Beige (Drab) (Sand Dune) (Sandy Taupe) (Hex: #967117) (RGB: 150, 113, 23)



References[change | change source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Beige: Page 45 Plate 11 Color Sample C2

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