One Word Photo Challenge: Beige

Beige is a term used for a range of pale brownish or yellowish colors. It is variously described as a pale sandy fawn color, a grayish tan, a light-grayish yellowish brown, or a pale to grayish yellow. It takes its name from the French word for the color of natural wool.

011It has come to be used to describe a variety of light tints chosen for their neutral or pale warm appearance.Goodwood-20131107-00208

Beige was used as a color term in the modern sense in France beginning approximately 1855-60; the writer Edmond de Goncourt used it in the novel La Fille Elisa in 1877. The first recorded use of beige as a color name in English was in 1887.Goodwood-20131113-00217


31 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Beige

      1. 🙂 – my husband’s grandmother used to make her version of these all the time – and we have about a dozen format eh 1990’s – and we still use them – well three of them – and a few I have packed up as memory items to pass down… 🙂


      2. yeah – and hers were a different kind of cottony material – and like three ply – so they hold out the heat more than some – and I really like the soft feel of yours – it showed in the pics

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      3. I know what you mean, I made tablemats with it.
        These in the photo’s are all cotton too, but more like a 4 ply and is very soft. They even make facecloths with it.


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