One Word Photo Challenge: beige.

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Beige: drab, tired, characterless, bland, wishy-washy, neutral.  Not true.

For the One Word Photo Challenge this week we’ve been asked to look at beige. Variations of the colour beige are:

  • Taupe
  • Camel
  • Off-white
  • Cream
  • Khaki
  • Tan
  • Fawn
  • Biscuit
  • Mushroom
  • Café-au-lait
  • Ecru
  • Oatmeal

I think beige gets a bad press and here’s why:

Collage of beige

These  images were captured this afternoon. A winter’s afternoon and nature is still able to surprise and delight.

Personally, I can’t think of any colour that deserves such a negative description. And what is that about wearing beige when we grow old? So, we blend into the background, as we slowly fade away. Nature’s shades of beige don’t fade away. They demand our attention. There is nothing bland about them.

So, beige it is then: gentle on the eye and senses. Calming and peaceful.

It’s great fun taking part in this challenge and thanks, as always to Jennifer for organising it.  If you want to have a go, or checkout the other posts, click on the highlighted word above.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by and enjoy what remains of your Tuesday…whether awake, or asleep!

Until the next time.


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    1. They are indeed, but it’s such a shame that one breath of wind and those petals come tumbling down.

      Before we know it, Magnolia walls will be back in favour. After all, I did hear that Flares were making a come back this year, so I better go and find my platforms 🙂

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  1. Our little cottage was a new build nine years ago and it had …yes, you’ve guessed it …magnolia walls! I lived with it for about a year and then out came the paint brushes. There’s more colour in the mix these days.
    I have a pair of purple flares and I’m not parting with them. I love them. They will be worn even when they are out of fashion. I don’t follow fashion.
    As for wearing platforms these days – I would break my neck. I used to run and play football in them. How, I’ll never know. x

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  2. Thank you for sharing! Glad you enjoy the challenge.
    Your info on the color is great. I do often have a negative idea of beige, but it’s a great color to pair with things, and I do love my khaki pants- and as you’ve pointed out its abundant and beautiful in nature.

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    1. I’m not sure if I’ve replied already, but I’ll reply anyway. I do enjoy the challenges. Once you start to really look colour is everywhere, even in the most unlikeliest of places.
      Well done you for coming up with such a cool idea for a challenge. x


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