Greige is a combination of beige and grey. In other words, it is any tone of beige that is achieved with some combination of beige + white + black. Greige is a neutral color that is a common color for interiors and fashion. It is closely related to taupe, another type of brownish grey. The following are common types of greige and similar colors.
Word OriginGreige is often assumed to be a portmanteau of grey + beige. However, greige is an English word that means "neither bleached nor dyed." This originates with the French grège meaning "raw silk." Raw silk has a light brownish grey color that is similar to greige. As such, this may be the true origin of the word.
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