|Greige (color) Walls and Woodwork - source|
Evidently, sometime in 2011 (as far as I could tell), the term started showing up in two ways:
1) To define an undyed or unbleached (untreated) fabric like linen as in "Most people assume that greige refers to a color, but it's actually a fabric. Greige is an unfinished woven or knitted fabric that hasn't been bleached or dyed. It can be used for upholstery, window treatments, clothes ..." - source.
2) To define a color which is a combination of grey and beige although some "experts" have a much broader color spectrum associated with the word "greige". "Over the last few years a new neutral was born – Greige, a mixing of grey and beige tones that deliver a gorgeous neutral hue. Since it is a neutral it can be paired with pops of saturated colors or complimented with varying metallic and shades of grey." - source
|Greige (color) walls and trim - source|
|Greige Decor - source|
It is so hard to explain this color... greige. It just makes me feel so relaxed and so wonderful... If only I could recreate this - not to much purple, not too much brown, not too much grey.. just the right amount of everything would be perfect and it would be perfect in every light. Oh and don't forget that tiny bit of texture too.... - source
|Actually, I don't care why this image is called a "greige" image - whether it is the color or fabrics but I do love it - source|