Definition of beige in English:


Pronunciation /beɪdʒ//beɪʒ/


mass noun
  • A pale sandy fawn colour.

    ‘tones of beige and green’
    as modifier ‘a beige raincoat’
    • ‘Then there is the classic, who aims for an understated look in camel, beige, cream and navy.’
    • ‘Amid a sea of grey and beige the brighter colours are gaining favour with every age group.’
    • ‘Long stretches of peeling-paint one and two storey buildings, with molded plastic signs whose reds and whites are well on their way to turning to muted pinks and beiges.’
    • ‘It comes in a range of colours from russet to beige, and prices start at £895.’
    • ‘The chassis can be ordered by customers in any colour, but black or beige are standard.’
    • ‘It was a shade of beige, I can't really explain the colour but it definitely was not this sofa here.’
    • ‘Black is back, used alongside hazy winter pastel hues, such as Alice blue and shades of light beige.’
    • ‘The bed had been made, probably just this morning, but pairs of socks already littered the wide planked, wooden floor, along with a braided rug of browns and beiges.’
    • ‘Twenty-two blended shades of blues, greens, reds and beiges were studied and formulated into five accepted tones for the aircraft cabins.’
    • ‘The popular colours are beige, cream, brown and copper which are ideal for showing off the intricate work.’
    • ‘The theme in the house seemed to be of neutral and warm shades like tan, stone brown and beige.’
    • ‘Opt for shades like light browns, tans and beiges.’
    • ‘They're also available in black, white, grey, beige, baby blue, ocean blue, or red.’
    • ‘This look uses chalky, veiled shades of pink, green and beige to enhance feminine beauty.’
    • ‘Red couches - almost unseen amidst the browns, beiges, mossy greens and taupes of the late '90s - are making their way into living rooms across the U.S.’
    • ‘The colours range from cremes and beiges, inspired by the 1930s.’
    • ‘She also said buyers are tired of beige on beige, and blue is an excellent alternative.’
    • ‘The colour palette includes subdued beiges, burgundies and charcoal blues on high-back chairs and sectional wall panels.’
    • ‘The colours are dominated by delicate pastels and powdery shades of white, sand, cream and beige.’
    • ‘Except, of course, I was wrong, as when we entered we could see that the main colour was a light beige.’
    fawn, brownish-yellow, pale brown, buff, sand, sandy, oatmeal, wheaten, biscuit, coffee, coffee-coloured, café au lait, camel, kasha, ecru, taupe, stone, stone-coloured, mushroom, putty, greige
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Mid 19th century (denoting a usually undyed and unbleached woollen fabric of this colour): from French, of unknown ultimate origin.