Dependable and Flexible:
Beige is a chameleon, taking on some of the attributes of stronger warm or cool colors it accompanies. On its own, the color beige is a calm neutral background.
Nature of Beige:
Beige is a neutral color with a bit of the warmth of brown and the crisp, coolness of white. It is sometimes seen as dull and boring unless coupled with other colors. It can be a relaxing color for a room.
Culture of Beige:
Beige has traditionally been seen as a conservative, background color. In some cultures, beige garments might symbolize piety or simplicity. Traditional Saudi Arabia dress include a flowing floor-length outer cloak (bisht) made of wool or camel hair in black, beige, brown or cream tones.
Use the color beige to provide a calm, relaxing background. Small doses of beige might be added to separate two dark colors to help each stand out.
Using Beige with Other Colors:
Beige can take on some of the attributes of yellow
when touched with those shades. Try purple
and pink with beige for a conservative but feminine look. Beige with greens
, and orange
can create an earthy palette. Black
lends a touch of strength and sophistication to beige. A touch of beige warms up a palette of cool blues
without overpowering them.
Beige Color Palettes:
These color palettes
feature shades of brown, including beige combined with other neutrals as well as red, orange, green, and pink.