Beige is a light, sandy fawn color like a pale, grayish yellow and can also be used to describe pale and light brown shades. Beige takes its name from the French word for natural wool, which has been neither bleached nor dyed. And it now lends itself as a metaphor to describe something–or someone–bland, boring, or conventional (much like vanilla). Beige has the warmth of brown and the light crispness of white. While considered somewhat a boring color, it is also calm, relaxing, and dependable.
Beige works beautifully with earthy tones, such as moss green and rust orange. It also sets off with reddish-brown colors such as marsala, cranberry, and maroon.