Definition of beige in English:

beige

Pronunciation /beɪʒ/ /beɪdʒ/

noun

mass noun
  • A pale sandy fawn colour.

    ‘tones of beige and green’
    as modifier ‘a beige raincoat’
    • ‘Twenty-two blended shades of blues, greens, reds and beiges were studied and formulated into five accepted tones for the aircraft cabins.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She also said buyers are tired of beige on beige, and blue is an excellent alternative.’
    • ‘Then there is the classic, who aims for an understated look in camel, beige, cream and navy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The chassis can be ordered by customers in any colour, but black or beige are standard.’
    • ‘The colours range from cremes and beiges, inspired by the 1930s.’
    • ‘It was a shade of beige, I can't really explain the colour but it definitely was not this sofa here.’
    • ‘They're also available in black, white, grey, beige, baby blue, ocean blue, or red.’
    • ‘Except, of course, I was wrong, as when we entered we could see that the main colour was a light beige.’
    • ‘It comes in a range of colours from russet to beige, and prices start at £895.’
    • ‘Black is back, used alongside hazy winter pastel hues, such as Alice blue and shades of light beige.’
    • ‘The colours are dominated by delicate pastels and powdery shades of white, sand, cream and beige.’
    • ‘Opt for shades like light browns, tans and beiges.’
    • ‘Amid a sea of grey and beige the brighter colours are gaining favour with every age group.’
    • ‘The theme in the house seemed to be of neutral and warm shades like tan, stone brown and beige.’
    • ‘This look uses chalky, veiled shades of pink, green and beige to enhance feminine beauty.’
    • ‘The colour palette includes subdued beiges, burgundies and charcoal blues on high-back chairs and sectional wall panels.’
    • ‘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 popular colours are beige, cream, brown and copper which are ideal for showing off the intricate work.’
    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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Origin

Mid 19th century (denoting a usually undyed and unbleached woollen fabric of this colour): from French, of unknown ultimate origin.

Pronunciation

beige

/beɪʒ/ /beɪdʒ/