Ready to put it in neutral?
While summer had many going crazy for bold bright hues like Hermes’ Rose Extreme and Bleu Hydra, the fall is a time for grounding (unbeknownst to me, there is actual science behind grounding). Anyways, embracing the autumnal weather means admiring the fall foliage, and embarking on a new season of change. But most importantly, it’s about transitioning your ultra-luxury collection to suit the cooler months ahead. So, what better color to reach for than beige? It just so happens Hermes’ collection of beiges are, well, unbeatable as far as practicality and resale value go.
Did you know that beige was actually the chosen color initially to represent Hermes, then it was changed to a mustard brown? But due to supply shortages during World War II, orange dye was more readily available. And that’s how the iconic Hermes orange was born.
But back to beige. As a close cousin to orange, Hermes browns and beiges include some of the most gorgeous hues to ever grace the Earth. The classics include Gold and Etoupe that look stunning up against nearly every material, hardware color, and style. And popular hues with ridiculously cozy names like Chai, Biscuit, and Toffee, not only provoke me to grab a cable knit scarf and visit the nearest coffee shop, but are incredibly investment-worthy!
So, are you ready to put it in neutral this season? Read on to learn more about some of the most sought-after Hermes beiges you can find at FASHIONPHILE. Your closet will thank you. Also, as you read through this, you may notice that depending on the textile, these colors appear lighter or darker. So that’s important to keep in mind. If you’re particular about your neutrals, this guide will prove to be a helpful reference for you now and hopefully again in the future!
Iconic Hermes Beige Colors
Chai – this is a warm beige that was released for Fall Winter 2022. It’s a color with a little bit of spice. What’s not to love?
Nata – this is a creamy beige with warmer undertones.
Gold – this is a classic buttery brown and is one of the most in-demand colors. It looks particularly stunning up against shiny gold-plated hardware.
Etoupe – this is another classic Hermes neutral color that is closer to an ashy brown. Because of the cooler undertones and white stitching, this color looks stunning up against palladium hardware. A close relative is Hermes Etain, a popular neutral gray, which happens to be one of the best-selling colors. Read more about Etain, here.
Trench – think trench coat.
Craie – people go crazy for craie. It’s a hot beige color that translates to “chalk” and is a light white beige.
Gris Tourterelle – a gray beige with cooler undertones.
Parchemin – a creamy beige similar to Nata but with pink undertones. This beige has been around for a while .
Sesame – a gorgeous neutral color lighter than Gold and slightly lighter than Caramel.
Poussiere – which translates to “dust” is a color commonly seen on alligator skin. You may also stumble upon this color on Hermes’ Toile canvas. The way the color comes out on each of these textiles is very distinct!
Argile – translates to “clay” in French.
Biscuit – this gorgeous warm cookie beige was released in 2008.
Cannelle – This is a rare neutral, so coming across this particular hue is quite special. Although this word translates to “cinnamon” in French, it almost makes me think of “cannoli” which, honestly, is close enough.
Taupe – this neutral features tonal stitching and has green and gray undertones.
Fauve – this color, which translates to wildcat, is often seen on Barenia and is darker than Gold and features the signature white topstitch
Griolet – a mauve neutral that you will often spot on a leather called Tadelakt.
Kraft – this peanut-colored neutral came out in 2013.
Naturelle – this neutral is literally natural, so raw leather which means it will naturally darken over time. Depending on the leather type it will darken differently.
Origan – similar to Etoupe but a bit darker.
Sable – translates to “sand” in French, this neutral came out in 2014.
Tabac Camel – a tawny colored beige.
Toffee – like coffee but with a touch of beige.
Etrusque – this neutral is a gorgeous rich chocolate brown fudge color.
Ficelle – this is an older beige color often seen on exotic skins and is incredibly rare and beautiful.