The pale, grey-brown color of undyed wool received the title of “beige” from the French, becoming an official color name in 1887. It has since described various combinations of light yellow, grey and brown in different degrees.
In the same century, a similar color also received the name “khaki”. This more practical color came to replace the bright red of the British troop’s uniforms and soon spread to other countries. More recently, "khaki" came into civilian fashion as a semi-casual pant regardless of its shade.
Nutmeg is a subtle neutral easily used to flavor and complement many colors in a space.