Sherwin-Williams describes Poised Taupe, their 2017 Color of the Year, “like gray and brown had a baby.”
Though some might argue taupe is a pretty neutral hue to carry the crown of “color of the year,” remember that last year’s reigning color was alabaster white.
According to House Beautiful, Sherwin-Williams reps say the hue is a modern take on a timeliness classic and explained their choice in a statement:
“It signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.”
Now, I like Poised Taupe, but I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to stock my garage with cans of the color.
SW7665 – Wall Street
This is a gorgeous color! I adore this warm, rich gray blue. I used this color in a living room and dining room remodel in a home in St. Charles. It made a night and day difference in the design. This color makes everything pop!
SW6149 – Relaxed Khaki
This is my go-to color. This can be the perfect color for just about any room. Subtle and classy, without being boring.
SW7018 – Dovetail Gray
I used this in my son’s room. It is a perfect gray – not too blue, not too green, just the ideal gray for a little boy’s room.
SW6593 – Coral Bells
I used this in my dining room. It is not a color for the faint of heart. If you like to be daring and bold in your design, then this is a color to try!
SW0020 – Peacock Plume
The name is a perfect fit. I used this beautiful rich color in my best friend’s master bedroom and bathroom and had gorgeous results.
Read more about the color of the year in this release from Sherwin-Williams.