White and brown paint colors make beige when combined. Beige paint mixes as three parts white and a small amount of brown. There are many shades and tones of beige, as well.
Experts determine that beige is warm with yellow tones. Taupe, another tone of beige, is blended with gray. It is a cooler tone. The variations of shades and tones are endless.
On a color wheel, there are three primary colors, three secondary colors and six tertiary colors. These colors can change by lightening them to a tint by adding white. To darken one of the 12 color shades, add black. Tones of color change by adding gray.