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