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Beige Fabric

Beige Curtain and Upholstery Fabric

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The word Beige originates from the Old French word 'bege' meaning "the natural color of wool and cotton; raw, not dyed". The modern spelling, 'Beige', meaning "yellowish-gray, brownish-gray, dates to 1858, from the French dialect word used in the Burgundy and Franche-Comté regions. Beige was used as a colour name in the modern sense in France beginning approximately 1855-60; the writer Edmond de Goncourt used it in the novel La Fille Elisa in 1877 and it is recorded in use as a colour name in English from 1887.

Beginning in the 1920s, the meaning of beige has been expanded so that it is now also used not only for pale yellowish-brown colors, but also for a wide range of pale brown and light brown shades. These now include colours we also know as fawn, cream, neutral, and buff.

The great thing about Beige is that it is the most mixable colour. If you opt for beige curtain fabric or beige upholstery fabric then almost any other colour can be introduced to the room as a complimentary or accent colour. A second advantage of Beige fabric is that it is superbly easy to live with. The colour will never jar or irritate and it will always be a pleasure to be in a room decorated with a beige colour scheme. Beige fabrics do not easily show dirt or soil, and will look outstanding for many years. Choose Beige!

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