Taupe Paint Color Pairings from Sherwin-Williams coordinating with their newly announced 2017 Color of the Year … Poised Taupe SW6039
Our story of taupe is simple. Earthen brown combines with conservative grey and the result is a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well-lived life. ~Sherwin-Williams.com
Our Color of the Month for September … Taupe
Taupe (pronunciation: /ˈtoʊp/ TOHP) is a dark tan, color in-between brown and gray. The word derives from the French noun taupe meaning “mole”. The name originally referred only to the average color of the French mole, but beginning in the 1940s, its usage expanded to encompass a wider range of shades.
Basically Taupe is a combination of brown and gray. However, depending on the color formula taupe will possess warm or cool properties. Therefore, a taupe paint color will have slightly different undertones based on how much of each tint is added.
From CMBELL Home:
Taupe and beige share many of the attributes of gray, but are warmer and sometimes lighter. They are thought of as authentic, organic, modest and unobtrusive. Hues of taupe and beige have a timelessness and basic lack of “trendiness” that fosters a confidence in the longevity of the shades.
Taupe: Classic, neutral, practical, timeless, quality, basic, authentic, organic, versatile, inconspicuous, understated, discreet, compromising, modest; be careful to pair it with colors that keep it from appearing bland.
6 Taupe Paint Color Pairings from Sherwin-Williams Coordinating with Poised Taupe SW6039
Wine & Taupe
My Simple Real Life Truth ~
It seems likes taupe is an easy neutral paint color to select but it’s a tricky one to choose just off a paint strip.
Visiting customers over the years many had painted “taupe” in their foyer but after seeing their chosen “taupe” color it really looked more pink or purple.
Based on the color formula and your lighting Taupe can skew towards a brown, grey, pink or purple hue. Taupe walks a delicate balance that can skew in all sorts of directions so it’s really important to try a sample at home in your lighting before investing in a total paint job.
My Tip ~ make sure to sample any paint color at home on your walls – paint two coats in several locations.
It’s September already and the weekend is just a day away!
Have a great weekend and as always thanks for sharing your week with me! ~ Nancy
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