If I Was A Color, I Would Be Beige

If I was a color, I would be beige? What is that supposed to mean? It just popped into my head and I think it has to do with what I had been thinking about all morning.

What comes to your mind when you think of the color beige? Bland? Boring? Forget-able? A color you wouldn’t normally pick? One you don’t often really think about? I think that pretty much covers it.

So, what in the world was I thinking about that would make that come to mind?

I was wondering this morning how many people feel like they are the one that no one misses when they aren’t around.  How many feel they are invisible in a group of people. Are they the one that just doesn’t feel like they fit in, the one that people don’t come and sit by and talk, the one that doesn’t get sought after?

Are they the one that is always sending texts that don’t get answered-inviting people for coffee, or saying hello, asking how someone is? Are they the one that always sends the emails, ‘keeping in touch’, maybe getting an answer or two and then nothing, unless you are the one who sends them again?

Do you make posts, write blogs, share things and never get any reactions, comments, or answers?

Does it make you feel ‘beige’?

I know I often feel this way. Too often. I sometimes think that maybe I should stop trying. When is it the point that you no longer reach out to others that don’t respond?  I remember reading a meme that said something about If they are not answering your texts, it isn’t because they are too busy to respond, it is because they don’t want to. Do you believe that is true? I think it is true for just about anything.

I know it is a busy world and we get busy. But is it so hard to take a minute to reach out? If someone has actually taken the time to think about you and then let you know, by an email, or a text, or a comment, I think that is an amazing thing.

We all have it in our power to make others feel better. Why not do it? If we can do that simply by saying hello, responding to a text or call or email, why don’t we?

I never did like the color beige, btw.  I like colors like these-


  1. I LOVE your colorful photos! I have thought about the not responding to text messages right away or facebook messenger messages. When I receive them, I am often times at an event or with other people, or have limited connectivity and find that it’s not a good time to respond and I do sometimes forget. So, it goes back to- technology is wonderful, yet it often makes life a little more complex than I know I would like it to be.

  2. I think if you had asked me until last year I would have insisted I was purple. Bright vibrant eye-catching center of everything. And yet now I would choose to be beige. On the outside watching paying attention noticing.

  3. Joy, I love this blog post! It represents how alot of people feel im sure! me included. I describe beige in the same way as you did, but upon some thought, maybe we should instead think of ‘beige’ as being one of the most important of colors! because although say purple is a lovely color..if EVERYONE was purple…then they wouldnt stand out! BEIGE is a foundation color! it supports other colors, its there in the background and makes every other color ‘pop’ ‘stand out’ and shine. without beige..there would be no contrast. so you see, its OK to be beige! being beige also makes you value every other color just that much more! hugs from a fellow ‘beige’

  4. Love your pics. When I think of myself I am either red or blue as a mover and a shaker LOL. Sometimes I wish I was beige but just was not made that way. As a talk show host, it is my job to bring out the best in other people and I have watched/listened to my guests come out of their shells when they share their stories.

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