Is it gray? Is it brown? Somewhere in between?
It must be taupe.
A shitake mushroom color.
For someone who usually goes gaga for the bright and bold colors, this is an unexpected favorite of mine.
I even painted our kitchen this color about four years ago.
A friend came to see our remodel and actually asked me if I meant to go with this color.
I must have looked a bit taken back so she explained herself by saying that she was just surprised since I usually went with bolder more vibrant color choices.
Sometimes I surprise even myself.
I've been sofa searching lately and I've been thinking of off white but this taupe color could work for me too.
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Sometimes, the world just needs a calmer space.
That is when I like taupe.
It has that zen feel.
Taupe and white are so perfect together.
I also like it paired with the drama of black.
It is commonly combined with a soft blue but I think that bringing yellow into the mix gives it a fresh spring/summer feel.
This is one of those colors that you could change out your accessories with the seasons and have almost limitless options.
I'm all over it.
What are your thoughts?
Does taupe speak to you?