Is Tony Taupe Beige, Taupe or Greige? You’ll find out!
With beige sloooowly making its way back into homes, it’s no wonder Tony Taupe is one of the up and coming colours, which is why we’re taking a close look at it today…
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colour is Tony Taupe? Is it warm or cool?
Don’t let its name fool you, Tony Taupe is actually a BEIGE paint colour, which means it’s also a WARM paint colour, it’s just not as TRADITIONALLY golden as some of the popular beige colours.
If you have northern or eastern light, sure, it will lean that bit more muted, while still retaining a nice passive warmth. If you have southern light or warm afternoon sunshine, it will lean that bit warmer, but being a more MUTED beige, it won’t look overly golden or suffocating.
What’s the LRV of Tony Taupe?
Tony Taupe has an LRV of 37, which puts it in the softer (lighter) medium-depth range.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
Does Tony Taupe have undertones?
Tony is PRETTY passive, but can pick up a weeee tiny wink of green, especially if you partner it with products that have a pink (red) undertone.
Before, the green paint colour was contrasting too hard with the beautiful stone fireplace…
After, Tony Taupe offers a much SMOOTHER transition…
Thank you to my E-Design clients for sending in their photos!
What’s the best way to sample paint?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Tony Taupe, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Being a warm paint colour with a bit more depth, Tony Taupe does love to be partnered with a soft warm white paint colour, something like Sherwin Williams Pure White. Tony Taupe is also a BEAUTIFUL choice with wood trim, for a more subtle contrast.
Is it a good exterior colour for my home?
Tony Taupe can be AWESOME on an exterior as its LRV helps it not washout as much as lighter colours can. However, expect it to lean WARMER than expected!
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
What Benjamin Moore paint colours are the same as or similar to Tony Taupe?
Every paint colour has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match. When trying to copy paint colours you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out Benjamin Moore Indian River.
BTW, I don’t recommend colour matching. If you’re thinking about it, you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours coordinate with a colour like this?
Tony is a BIT finicky, but as long as you follow a few rules, you should get along just fine!
- Some grays that are the same depth or DARKER
- Lighter beige and tan paint colours with similar undertone profiles
- Green colours as well as darker blue-green-gray blends
Not sure if Tony Taupe is right for you?
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN OCTOBER 2020, UPDATED JUST FOR YOU IN 2021