The first recorded use of beige as a colour name in English was in 1887. The term originates from beige cloth, a cotton fabric left un-dyed in its natural colour. Standardised in 1934 from samples submitted by the textile trades. See notes on Ecru.
Paints are handmade in our factory and very slight colour variations may occur. The printed colour label on the tin is an approximation of the paint shade and a guide only.