I have been enjoying all the 2017 Color of the Year reveals and wanted to take some time to review one of them. Todays color is.... Taupe! Taupe has been chosen as a color of the year from Sherwin Williams, aka, Poised Taupe. I wanted to showcase this and some other taupes I have found and share that embracing the soft side can be a beautiful thing.
Aren't those cabinets stunning? The designer of this home used the color right. The cabinets are so beautiful, carefully paired with gold and light wood. The wood helps even out the pinks and to showcase a soft, warm taupe.
Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe 983 is PERFECT for a nursery, like the one above from Kristina Ashley Interiors. She did a good job in her design of course, but the taupe warms the room and tones down the pink, lending a more sophisticated look.
Above is Poised Taupe SW6039 (again), this time on the walls from Sherwin Williams. I believe it softens the strong lines of the modern cabinets and design creating a perfect combo for this kitchen.
Sometimes Taupe can read a little more green, like Stone Hearth 984 from Benjamin Moore. This paint is a little more masculine than the paint colors featured above.
Virtual Taupe SW7039 is my go-to taupe in color consultations. It works beautifully on cabinets and provides a warm neutral on the walls.
The above paint color is Monks Cloth 8396 from Martha Stewart, It is a mix of gray and brown, with a warmth to it. I find that most people think of Taupe as a lighter color when it comes to paint. Traditionally, taupe is a darker color, like the one pictured above. Taupe is actually from the French word, "Mole", to describe the the brownish gray color!
Overall, Poised Taupe is a perfect paint color choice from Sherwin Williams for their 2017 color of the year. It is a warm color with a hint of pink and softness that pairs well with natural woods and metal finishes.
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