There was a time when taupe paint colors, (brown, tan, and beige) were found in your grandparents’ homes and not in a good way. Well I’m happy to say (and sorry if this is news to you), that it’s back and trending.
Taupe cabinetry started trending first and for good reason. I love the added warmth and contrast it adds to the kitchen above. It used to be the case that kitchens would have taupe painted walls with white cabinetry, and now it’s reversed. White walls, and taupe cabinets. Take a nice scroll through the following cabinetry to get convinced.
We introduced accessible beige to all the trim in our Idaho Modern Cottage. Contrast trim for the win, and I miss it. Painting the trim this taupe-y color felt like a risk at the time and now I would paint an entire room with this stuff. Walls and ceiling.
Now we paint entire walls in warm taupe-y browns and I’m here for it. Before you say “no, this is so 90’s” I’ll stop you right there. The 90’s are coming back in both interior, fashion, branding, and design. Trends get reused and recycled and I’m hopping on board.
Taupe is a really great way to keep a room feeling neutral, but also warm. Out with the cool greys and in with the warm taupes is what I say. I wanted to give you a place to start so here’s a roundup of some of my favorite taupe paint colors. These are great paint options, however my recommendation is to proceed with caution. If you google these paint colors, some of the images look a little outdated. Personally, I think a taupe-y paint color looks best with some architectural elements. Think trim, beams, arches, shelves. Go see this post to see 19 different ways to add moulding and trim to your walls for some inspo.
Tell me though, are we missing any colors?
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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