Move Over Gray, There's a New Taupe in Town

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color, Decorating, Interior Design "


We always enjoy following the predictions for color of the year and there are a few authorities on the subject who start announcing their winners in the fall.  For 2017, Sherwin Williams has selected Poised Taupe as their trend setting shade, a marriage between an earthy brown and a conservative gray.  For years gray has been a staple in interior decorating, and we still love it, but we are happy to see something with a warmer tone to use for a rich, neutral backdrop.

Color experts take their cues from a variety of sources before making their choice including fashion, the economic environment, and architecture. Poised Taupe is quite a contrast from last year’s selection of Alabaster, a creamy white and Benjamin Moore’s pick of Simply White, a crisp and clean white. It will remind you of a beautiful weathered wood, which will create a perfect backdrop or compliment to pastel, bright or jewel tones, making it an ideal neutral.

Here are a few photos that demonstrate Poised Taupe’s versatility in different rooms and design aesthetics.

In this kitchen, Poised Taupe lends warmth to the modern dining table and chairs and white lacquered cabinetry.

Here, Poised Taupe paired with a clean shade of white feels very welcoming in this traditional setting with an oriental area rug, pedestal table and cherry hardwood floors.

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White and black create an elegant environment when combined with Poised Taupe. Here, it looks stunning alongside a black cast iron soaking tub and black iron trimmed windows. Gorgeous!

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