What Color Goes With Taupe?

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When decorating, grayish-brown taupe is a neutral color that goes particularly well with blues, browns and greens. It suggests a natural, tree-filled environment. However, each variation of taupe has an undertone that must be taken into consideration.

Taupe tends to have hints of either pink or green, and the intensity and hues of these subtle differences impact which coordinating colors work best. A warmer undertone complements neutral shades, while a taupe that has an almost unnoticeable secondary hue combines well with most colors. In general, taupe lends itself to wall colors in large rooms that need a more neutral backdrop for the many furnishings and decorations within it.