Return to the Home Decorating Forum | Post a Follow-Up

What goes with taupe?

Posted by lisa8192_2007 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 31, 08 at 12:25

I painted my bathroom shenandoah taupe and the cabinets are dark brown and I
just love it!! bedroom is in dire need of paint and I can't figure out what color would look good with the bathroom scheme. I want something really soothing, calming. I'm in the middle of a divorce, and need to make this bedroom my own. Also, I have a chocolate brown duvet cover and bed skirt that needs to stay. Any great ideas out there? You all helped me so much redoing my
office into a den. This board is wonderful. I will be posting pictures of the den next week. The before and after is just amazing! Thank you!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: What goes with taupe?

My bedroom set is med cherry in color, the bedspread, shams, etc are a light blueish teal color / with taupe. Because the skirt, valences etc are the taupe color I did my walls to match the blue in the bedspread. The bathroom is a choc brown with white cab with a tile of white, tan, choc, and taupish colors. I have towels of the same blue as my bedroom wall with the tan&brown design. When I am finished I will try to post if I can figure it out. Maybe next week finished or not I will try.

RE: What goes with taupe?

lisa8192_2007, there are so many choices that work with taupe and chocolate brown- wonderful neutrals. For soothing and calming, a pretty aqua, steel blue, celery green or fresh pinks will work. Why not look around for decorative pillows and throw for your bed. You don't mention what sheets you have for your bed, sometimes a plain white makes for a very fresh and clean looking choice with chocolate. From the decorative pillows you can then pick a color for the wall and co-ordinating towels for the bathroom to pull the two rooms together.


RE: What goes with taupe?

Here's what I copied from these boards a year or so ago:

Taupe Loves
- Pure white paint
- Dark stained wood
- Purple undertoned natural linens
- Stones that contain grey or blue
- Metals such as silver, chrome and stainless steel
- The companionship of grey or brown
- Dramatic accents of green, purple or red
- Clear glass
Taupe Hates
- Anything that contains yellow, such as buttery paint
- Golden woods, such as oak
- Yellow-hued linens
- Tan leathers
- Stones that contain beige
- Accessories that hint at yellow, such as dark cream porcelain.

Good luck with taupe (which I love) and also in your new and improved bedroom and your very much improved new life!


RE: What goes with taupe?

A silvery sage would be calm & soothing. If you change your mind and want to be bold and daring BM's Grappa could work.

Good luck with everything!

RE: What goes with taupe?

thanks everyone! I've decided on a spa blue/green. A bit aqua, I guess. It looks beautiful with my brown duvet..I'm also thinking of painting one of the bedroom walls the dark brown. My question is the ceiling...would you leave it white..or paint it the same blue/green as the walls..or at half strength? Thanks!

RE: What goes with taupe?

Donna, do you have the rest of that loves/hates list? I really wish I had a copy of the whole shebang! thx!

RE: What goes with taupe?

Instead of light and bright, my master bedroom (and master bath) is painted Benjamin Moore Turtle Green. It is a very dark, dark green, and chocolates, taupes, black accents, rust accents, etc., all look wonderful in there. It's peaceful and reminds me of a forest and exactly what I was looking for.

If you use their personalized color viewer you can play with colors.

Here is a link that might be useful: Benjamin Moore personal color viewer

RE: What goes with taupe?

Amy: the list comes from Kelly Hoppen's book called Style.

RE: What goes with taupe?

Thanks bellaflora. Maybe I should look for it at the library. Do you have that book/find it useful?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Home Decorating Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here