Colours make a world of a difference to the personality you’re trying to build and portray. Sadly, it’s often overlooked or features lowest in the priority list when creating an ensemble. Right from your moods, to seasons, to occasion to even your skin tones, choosing an appropriate colour goes a long way. Colours come under varied categories: cool, warm, neutrals, pastels and bright.
The colour Beige is part of the “neutral” bandwagon in fashion.
According to Wikipedia,
Beige is a term used for a range of pale brownish or yellowish colours. It is variously described as a pale sandy fawn colour, a grayish tan, a light-grayish yellowish brown, or a pale to grayish yellow. It takes its name from the French word for the colour of natural wool.
Beige was first used as a colour in its modern avatar in France in approximately 1855-60. It was later used by the writer Edmond de Goncourt in his novel La Fille Elisa in 1877. This was the first recorded use of beige as a color name.
Overused, yet undervalued, it is warm & earthy, mature & dependable, a colour that is versatile, worn with anything and mixed with any colour, and comes with easy-to-blend-in qualities.
A colour that is perfect for the summers or spring, Beige also has its many variations such as tan, buff, cream, nude, khaki, tuscan etc. It is often seen being sported either as office wear or in a more laidback environ.
Here are some dos and don’ts of Beige.
- It’s a more traditional look as against modern. Try warm, yellow-inclined beiges for shirts with a classic collar paired with a brown checked tie. You can also contrast it with colours like teals and turquoise. If it’s pants try navy or brown.
- You can layer up your beiges as well. If its winter, you can wear a dark tan cardigan over a custom made cream shirt.
- Try caramel or camel coloured hues when sporting a linen popover shirt or rolled up sleeves and button down collar look over chinos or even fine tailored shorts.
Beige in isolation, does not flatter every skin tone. But its many variations, make it versatile with an acceptance with all skin tones.