67 Timeless Taupe Color Home Décor Ideas

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It’s winter now and everything around us is pale-colored, or maybe even snowy-white. If you want to infuse your home with some neutrals but still want something different from the pales outside, why not try taupe décor? It’s a timeless and practical choice thanks to its versatility.

What Is Taupe Color

Taupe is otherwise known as beige-brown, is a color in-between brown and gray, I would even say: a range of colors, there are darker and lighter shades to choose from, everything depends on your needs and desire. Despite being hard to define, it’s a perfect neutral color to make any interior cozy and chic.

Colors That Go With Taupe

Taupe mixes well with soft pastels, including pink, yellow and even olive shades. It’s essentially a warm color but thanks to its versatility you can pair it with a cool color palette too. Mix it with sky-blues, pale lavenader or gentle violet shades. You can also go with pure whites if you like Scandinavian-inspired interiors or try it with bright mango and even reds if you aim for a bold look.

Taupe In Bedroom Décor

Taupe is very popular for bedrooms because what can be more peaceful than a taupe-colored bedroom? Crispy white is too much, pastels are girlish, so taupe is a universal decision in such a case. Taupe furniture, bedding, rugs and curtains will easily make your bedroom inviting and soothing, and what else do we need after a long day? Taupe looks great with any neutrals, especially grey as this is a part of it, and of course with white, chestnut or black. Taupe is a very refined choice, whatever items you choose, and if you don’t want any great changes in your bedroom, taupe bedding and pillows are right what you need for a cool and soothing look.

taupe textiles, especially knit ones, make this bedroom very inviting and peaceful

taupe textiles, especially knit ones, make this bedroom very inviting and peaceful

A futuristic pendant light makes a statement in this classical bedroom with dark hardwood flooring.  (Robin Colton Studio)

A futuristic pendant light makes a statement in this classical bedroom with dark hardwood flooring. ()

rustic taupe bedroom with planked walls and ceiling, taupe textiles

rustic taupe bedroom with planked walls and ceiling, taupe textiles

taupe and gray bedroom features a wall painted taupe lined with a gray and taupe abstract panorama art placed above a wood sleigh bed

taupe and gray bedroom features a wall painted taupe lined with a gray and taupe abstract panorama art placed above a wood sleigh bed

A mix of industrial and vintage elements of decor is always welcome in a neutral bedroom design.

A mix of industrial and vintage elements of decor is always welcome in a neutral bedroom design.

Botanical prints on a ceiling is a really creative way to make a taupe bedroom looks interesting. (Woodford Architecture and Interiors)

Botanical prints on a ceiling is a really creative way to make a taupe bedroom looks interesting. ()

A mix of black and taupe walls creates a chic contrast in this gorgeous bedroom. Large glass doors help to fill the space with lots of natural light.  (Darren Palmer Interiors)

A mix of black and taupe walls creates a chic contrast in this gorgeous bedroom. Large glass doors help to fill the space with lots of natural light. ()

light taupe decor with adding of cream shades is a great idea for a peaceful bedroom

light taupe decor with adding of cream shades is a great idea for a peaceful bedroom

Grayish taupe tones mix well with teal curtains and walls. A fluffy pendant light makes the whole bedroom looks more cozy. (Nicola Hicks Designs)

Grayish taupe tones mix well with teal curtains and walls. A fluffy pendant light makes the whole bedroom looks more cozy. (Nicola Hicks Designs)

This small light taupe bedroom features a bunch of colorful touches to make it look more interesting. A mix of bright oranges and reds is a great addition to a too neutral interior. (Twinkle and Whistle)

This small light taupe bedroom features a bunch of colorful touches to make it look more interesting. A mix of bright oranges and reds is a great addition to a too neutral interior. ()

taupe bed, floor and a faux fur blanket for a cozy modern bedroom look

taupe bed, floor and a faux fur blanket for a cozy modern bedroom look

taupe-colored upholstered bed with taupe pillows looks very inviting yet neutral

taupe-colored upholstered bed with taupe pillows looks very inviting yet neutral

A reclaimed wood wall in natural tones is a chic addition to a neutral bedroom design that features dark and light taupe shades. (CAPITAL BUILDING)

A reclaimed wood wall in natural tones is a chic addition to a neutral bedroom design that features dark and light taupe shades. ()

A red four poster bed can make a statement in any neutral interior. Some other bright elements, like pink poufs, a bright green vase with some greenery and a diamond patterned rug also makes the bedroom's design quite eye-catchy. (Giulia Venanzi)

A red four poster bed can make a statement in any neutral interior. Some other bright elements, like pink poufs, a bright green vase with some greenery and a diamond patterned rug also makes the bedroom's design quite eye-catchy. ()

darker taupe shade on the upholstered oversized headboard and curtains for a refined look

darker taupe shade on the upholstered oversized headboard and curtains for a refined look

An airy coastal-inspired bedroom with taupe carpet flooring and whitewashed walls. This simple color scheme is a great way to create a non-minimalist yet neutral interior. (Whitstable Island Interiors)

An airy coastal-inspired bedroom with taupe carpet flooring and whitewashed walls. This simple color scheme is a great way to create a non-minimalist yet neutral interior. ()

Adding a touch of dark blue is a great way to add some color contrast between it and warm taupe tones. (Design Box London)

Adding a touch of dark blue is a great way to add some color contrast between it and warm taupe tones. ()

French country style bedroom with light taupe walls and a bed

French country style bedroom with light taupe walls and a bed

modern neutral bedroom with taupe-colored bedding for highlighting the sleeping space

modern neutral bedroom with taupe-colored bedding for highlighting the sleeping space

Taupe tones could become a background in a such eclectic bedroom as this one. (Erika Bierman Photography)

Taupe tones could become a background in a such eclectic bedroom as this one. ()

Taupe In Kitchen Décor

Kitchen design can be done amazing with taupe because it’s a very versatile color, it can be refined and chic or rustic and even nonchalant, this color fits any décor style that will come to your mind. Modern, minimalist sleek cabinets with a glossy finish look great and glam. Rustic peaceful kitchens are just ideal in taupe, and you can create an amazing mid-century modern look in this shade, too. Taupe looks fantastic with marble surfaces, with black, cream and crispy white, so you may use these colors for various cooking surfaces or backsplashes.

taupe kitchen cabinets for a clean modern loook

taupe kitchen cabinets for a clean modern loook

minimalist kitchen cabinets with marble and a black workspace

minimalist kitchen cabinets with marble and a black workspace

Taupe colors works well in a mix with concrete flooring. That helps to create modern yet cozy interior.

Taupe colors works well in a mix with concrete flooring. That helps to create modern yet cozy interior.

This contemporary kitchen with shabby chic elements also features lots of taupe tones. A black cooktop with a black backsplash definitely stands out in such neutral surroundings. (Bruce Hemming Photography)

This contemporary kitchen with shabby chic elements also features lots of taupe tones. A black cooktop with a black backsplash definitely stands out in such neutral surroundings. ()

taupe kitchen with creay shades and brass handles looks chic

taupe kitchen with creay shades and brass handles looks chic

An open concept of this kitchen makes a taupe color scheme a perfect choice to combine all these spaces in one. Brass metallic touches add some creative dimension to it. (PB Kitchen Design)

An open concept of this kitchen makes a taupe color scheme a perfect choice to combine all these spaces in one. Brass metallic touches add some creative dimension to it. ()

White mouldings looks especially great on taupe walls in this dining room with bay windows. (Buckingham Interiors + Design LTD)

White mouldings looks especially great on taupe walls in this dining room with bay windows. ()

mid-century modern taupe kitchen with shiny lamps looks amazing

mid-century modern taupe kitchen with shiny lamps looks amazing

Yes, taupe interiors could be slightly cool if add lots of blue-gray surfaces to them. This modern kitchen is a great example of that. (Newcastle Design)

Yes, taupe interiors could be slightly cool if add lots of blue-gray surfaces to them. This modern kitchen is a great example of that. ()

Taupe In Living Room Décor

Want an elegant living room? Then taupe is your choice, it’s a very chic color, and you can use different shades to achieve the effect you want. Make it even more chic with metallic touches and crystal chandeliers. You can also get a clean and minimalist look with taupe, mix it with white or cream and all shades of grey you like. Modern and rustic living rooms can be also done in taupe shade, I especially love French chic style with taupe and greys.

This contemporary yet classic looking living room features neutral color scheme and simple taupe curtains. (DISC Interiors)

This contemporary yet classic looking living room features neutral color scheme and simple taupe curtains. ()

French cottage-style living room in tones of taupe and grey looks refined and chic

French cottage-style living room in tones of taupe and grey looks refined and chic

modern Japanese-style living room with taupe upholstery and curtains

modern Japanese-style living room with taupe upholstery and curtains

White IKEA photo frames are perfect to create a gallery on taupe walls.

White IKEA photo frames are perfect to create a gallery on taupe walls.

all-taupe living room in different shades has a cool soothing effect

all-taupe living room in different shades has a cool soothing effect

This contemporary living space features a simple mix of white walls, dark laminate flooring and greyish upholstery. Bold color accents make it shine. (Francesco Pierazzi Architects)

This contemporary living space features a simple mix of white walls, dark laminate flooring and greyish upholstery. Bold color accents make it shine. ()

Taupe In Bathroom Décor

Taupe is popular for bathroom décor no less than for bedroom décor cause these are two places where we want to feel comfortable, safe and relaxed. Various shades of taupe will make your bathroom o soothing space, add creamy and grey tones for a more relaxing look. any style that comes to your mind, can be realized in taupe, from Victorian to minimalist, and this is a timeless option. If your shade is too cold, add woven touches and warm woods.

double taupe washstand looks traditional and timeless, the walls are very light taupe

double taupe washstand looks traditional and timeless, the walls are very light taupe

taupe walls and curtains in a modern bathroom

taupe walls and curtains in a modern bathroom

A super modern bathroom with a glamours free-standing bathtub and taupe walls. Glossy pocelain tiles shine in such luxurious inferior. (Ripples Bathrooms)

A super modern bathroom with a glamours free-standing bathtub and taupe walls. Glossy pocelain tiles shine in such luxurious inferior. ()

modern taupe bathroom with walls and floor in that color, filled with light

modern taupe bathroom with walls and floor in that color, filled with light

taupe and silver wallpaper and a taupe washstand look refined

taupe and silver wallpaper and a taupe washstand look refined

taupe Victorian bathroom with light brown touches

taupe Victorian bathroom with light brown touches

taupe walls and creamy touches, woven details for a cozy look

taupe walls and creamy touches, woven details for a cozy look

taupe plank walls, a marble surfce and a black sink

taupe plank walls, a marble surfce and a black sink

Neutral greyish-beige shabby chic vanity and wainscoting in the same color looks amazing in a mix with bold patterned flooring. (Peach Studio)

Neutral greyish-beige shabby chic vanity and wainscoting in the same color looks amazing in a mix with bold patterned flooring. ()

simple neutral bathroom with a free-standing bathtub

simple neutral bathroom with a free-standing bathtub

Taupe walls with marble flooring and wainscoting make this bathroom looks neutral yet luxurious. (William W. Stubbs and Associates)

Taupe walls with marble flooring and wainscoting make this bathroom looks neutral yet luxurious. ()

Taupe In Home Office Décor

Taupe color palette could become a great background for an environment where you would want to create. It would provide some relaxation and helps to clear your mind. All that makes it a good choice for a home office. Taupe is a perfect foundation for a productive environment.

Taupe color scheme would work in a shared home office too. (Lisa Lucas Design)

Taupe color scheme would work in a shared home office too. ()

This whole attic space has become a home office in greyish-taupe tones. (Panageries)

This whole attic space has become a home office in greyish-taupe tones. ()

Taupe tones work really well in a calm office of a psychiatrist. (Nina sobiNina Design)

Taupe tones work really well in a calm office of a psychiatrist. ()

This simple home office features taupe walls and popular IKEA Lack floating shelves on them. (Concept to Design Inc.)

This simple home office features taupe walls and popular IKEA Lack floating shelves on them. ()

A small yet well organized closet office features a practical bult-in floating desk. A classic wooden chair is a great addition to a neutral color scheme. (Certified Luxury Builders - San Francisco Area)

A small yet well organized closet office features a practical bult-in floating desk. A classic wooden chair is a great addition to a neutral color scheme. ()

Taupe cabinets can hold lots of things in a well organized home office. (CG&S Design-Build)

Taupe cabinets can hold lots of things in a well organized home office. ()

Taupe In Kids Room Décor

Yes, taupe colors are great for a kids room or for a nursery. They are gender neutral and mix well with light pink and light blue. Paint a room in different light shades of taupe, choose white furniture and throw in some eye-catchy accessories like a cute bedding set, a patterned rug or stylish curtains. You’re good to go!

This small nursery features a trendy geometric patterned rug and a comfy rocking chair. It's perfect for a boy. (KDL Interiors LLC)

This small nursery features a trendy geometric patterned rug and a comfy rocking chair. It's perfect for a boy. ()

Taupe and pink is a great color mix for a girl's nursery.

Taupe and pink is a great color mix for a girl's nursery.

Wall decals looks good on beige walls.

Wall decals looks good on beige walls.

Beige color tones works well in a shared kids room too. They are gender neutral. (Kemp Hall Studio)

Beige color tones works well in a shared kids room too. They are gender neutral. ()

Touches of red make this nursery less neutral and more eye-catchy.

Touches of red make this nursery less neutral and more eye-catchy.

A teepee is what you need to make kids room special. A polka dot pattern on taupe walls makes it interesting too. (stephmcran)

A teepee is what you need to make kids room special. A polka dot pattern on taupe walls makes it interesting too. ()