Have an interesting tidbit about Hermes or an interesting article you'd like to share? Please post it here! I'd like to share something I read about how the famous orange box came about... Orange The Hermes box came about in the 1920's. The first boxes were cream-colored, with a gilded-edging imitating pig-skin; then mustard-colored with brown edging. The Second World War forced the next color change: During the Occupation, the shortage of all materials forced Hermes to use the only plain paperboard available: It was orange. After the war, this color was continued, but in a much more vivid shade (as today) with a relief pattern. In 1949, the Bolduc (brown ribbon) was introduced. Before 1996, jewellery and tableware (porcelain) had different colored boxes: Grey for jewelry and green for tableware. Today, all Hermes objects come in the orange box. There are about 188 sizes of Hermes orange boxes.