Some homeowners and interior designers think of beige as a boring color. Others see its versatility.
Redfin offers 15 reasons to bring back beige, a neutral color that was popular in the 1990s.
Beige is basically light brown. With such wide parameters, it’s open to interpretation: To some, it’s as light as off-white; to others, it goes all the way up to an earthy midtone. It covers the spectrum of creamy-warm to sandy-earthy, depending on the undertones. The color commonly has a yellow or pink base, adjusted with other pigments in an infinite variety of combinations. Beige has many aliases — think ecru, buttermilk, biscuit, oatmeal, vanilla, almond, cafe au lait, camel, flax, sand, string, straw, dune, ivory, eggshell or chamois.