Who says a neutral palette has to stop at beige? With tones as varied as driftwood gray and creamy latte, neutral colors are anything but boring. In fact, one of these timeless neutrals is taking over homes in 2017. We’re talking about taupe color, a sophisticated backdrop that can transform your home into a space of serenity.

What kind of color is taupe?

Taupe is one of the most versatile neutral colors in the decorating world. It has a hard time than most when it comes to color definition, but the most commonly accepted idea of taupe color is a moderate to dark brownish gray sometimes slightly tinged with red and green undertones.

While taupe is often considered a neutral color, you can actually find warm and cool variations. Warm shades of taupe are easy to spot with their soft red, pink or rich purple undertones. A cool shade of taupe will have much more of a grey base than brown, and may have a green or limey yellow hue.

How to decorate your home using taupe color

Whether your style is contemporary, mid-century modern or traditional, this sophisticated color makes a great backdrop for your home. And due to its versatility, it’s easy to pair fabrics and furniture.

As with any color, there are variations among the shade range, so it’s important to choose the right taupe for your room and decor.

A cool shade of taupe works particularly well in contemporary or modern interiors. It can be easily worked into a vintage look with its shady, tea-stained coloring. This type of taupe with green undertones provides a calm, soothing look for your room, so it works well in a bedroom or bathroom.

On the other hand, a warm taupe with pink or red undertones is a great color to bring some class and subtle luxury into a space. A warm shade of taupe creates a cozy feel for your space, so it’s ideal for helping a large room feel more inviting.

In terms of color schemes, taupe can go well with pretty much anything. It adds warmth to a room as an accent or as the prevailing color in your decor.

Learn the best tricks for decorating with taupe

•  to get the best out of your taupe pair it with dark wood, pure bright white or chrome and silver

•  combine a cool hue of taupe with grey or blue based neutrals to create a sleek, modern look

•  for a subtle look, choose a taupe shade with the same undertones as the other main items in the room

•  if you want a bold look, however, go for a taupe shade with opposite undertones

•  you can make a room feel larger with a light taupe color that reflects the light

•  choose a deeper wall color when decorating a large room to make the space feel warmer

Let’s see how to use taupe color for interior design

decorating with taupe color

decorating with taupe color

decorating with taupe color
…taupe color can be the perfect choice for those who look for a neutral that is somewhat different, having the ability to bring elegance in a space

decorate your home with taupe color

decorate your home with taupe color

…taupe walls work particularly well in modern or contemporary interiors


…if you have a room with good natural light, pair taupe with blues or grey based neutrals for a modern look.

…warm taupe works wonders in homes and can make kitchens feel especially inviting
taupe kitchen
…inspiration for how to use taupe color in a contemporary kitchen
…this taupe bedroom perfectly illustrates how to bring some class and luxury into a space

…to get the best out of your taupe walls pair them with dark wood or pure bright white
…the taupe walls have the same undertone as the bed’s taupe curtains, creating a sophisticated look
…taupe plays well with natural lighting, grey stone and wood furnishings; add some blue based neutral colors and you’ll have the perfect living room
taupe color decorating ideas
…beautiful color scheme idea with warm taupe walls combined with blues, eggplant and chartreuse to bring life in this colorful contemporary living room
taupe color living room
…a beautiful example on how to use taupe color to create the most comfortable and serene living room imaginable

taupe living room ideas

…if you’re wondering what colors go with taupe, you should know that this neutral can go very well with colors you never would have suspected so experiment with different shades of taupe and other colors to find the combination to fit your style.