Greige sounds just so...boring.
Well, let's face it, greige is boring. Merely typing the word is surely enough to make several of my brain cells drop dead from simple ennui.
Greige is a sort of pale greyish beige, and I've always assumed that the word is itself a mixture of the words grey and beige. Blending these two words would have been a truly horrible thing to do (and manufacturing a paint of that colour would be even worse, though I'm sorry to report that greige is all-too-fashionable at the moment).
But greige has nothing to do with blending grey and beige. It is innocent.
Quite, quite innocent.
It's still mind-numbingly dismal and boring, though, isn't it.
Word Not To Use Today: greige. This word comes form the French word grège, which means raw, and describes the colour of yarn before it is dyed.