On the heels of the Sherwin Williams color of the year 2017 announcement, we are dedicating inspiration to 5 ways that you can bring taupe into your home design. Full of versatility, with contemporary appeal, this shade will help you create the perfect look in your home. Taupe is all about atmosphere, emotion and comfort. Capable of pairing with pops of your favorite bold colors or subtle shades, it mingles nicely while helping make a fierce statement of design. Most people are searching for balance in today’s world, and we love how taupe ushers in the feeling of calm, chic sophistication without appearing pretentious. Can you do taupe throughout your home? We think so. During the month of September, we are offering a special promotion on Kravet Fabrics so you can make your house a home in your favorite colors and patterns. Now, take a look at our favorite room designs in taupe styling, and then let us know if you plan to bring this lovely shade into your home design scheme.
Taupe’s Neutral Palette
The great thing about using taupe in design is that it allows you to create a neutral palette in your home. It’s warmed up enough to give your home comfort, but the style options are unlimited. Pair with browns, pair with grays…it’s really up to you and your decor choices. What you need to know about taupe is the range of colors come from the hues that make up each individual shade. Some versions have more yellow and red in them, whereas others have an almost blue or purple cast to them. And because taupe itself can be a bit of a chameleon, you’ll want to see which exact shade suits you, from brown to gray.
Sharp Contrast: Taupe with White
If you love darker versions of taupe, you’ll enjoy the sharp contrast that happens when paired with white. Because of the versatility of taupe, depending on the shade you choose, the color can look varied–from warmer browns to cooler grays. This small office space is crisp with the contemporary wall color and bright white trim. The plantation shutters continue the clean, organized feel of the space for a style statement and incredible light control.
Cozy: Cooler Tones of Taupe
Taupe allows this space to breathe. It’s light and airy while enormously comfortable and chic. They chose a taupe with cool gray tones, just a touch of brown. The beauty of this shade is the simplistic elegance it can create. The drapery panels offer dimension without overstyling the space, and the accent pillows coordinate the bedding for the perfect finish.
Feature Artwork with Taupe Walls
One piece of focal artwork can be the design statement you’ve been wanting to incorporate into your home. Wall color can play a big part in the result. Too bold of a color may take away from the characteristics of the piece, and stark white might underplay the art, washing it out. Taupe brings balance. It’s enough color to warm up the space, yet subtle enough to provide a backdrop that doesn’t steal the thunder. The black frame of this piece is striking against the wall.
Shades of Taupe
One of the reasons we’re so excited about this latest style announcement has to do with one of the biggest design statements you can make in your home. Dressing your windows with the perfect ‘shade’ of taupe is a great way to add beauty and function to your space. We love what shades and window treatments can do for your home. This is an ideal choice for shades because it coordinates the space with textures and features of the fabrics for a designer look. Window shades also let you enjoy your decor for years to come. This timeless color is all about classic styling, and the function of window coverings will ensure that the atmosphere of your home is comfortable and protected with long-lasting durability.
Are you a fan of taupe? Do you already have it in your home? We are excited to see where this alluring shades takes the design world in the coming year. Looking for help? Our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, and will come to you for a free, in-home consultation. In addition, all of our Metropolitan Window Fashion locations are exclusive Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealers. We’d love to help you figure out how to incorporate your favorite colors into your home through custom upholstery, window treatments, accent fabrics and more! Contact us today.