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Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe SW 7038

Posted on July 3, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

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…

Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe, a popular slightly darker beige paint colour. Kylie M Interiors EDESIGN

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.

Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe, one of the best beige or tan paint colours with wood trim or ceilings. Kylie M Interiors DIY ADVICE and color blogger

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.

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What’s the LRV of Tony Taupe?

Tony Taupe has an LRV of 37, which puts it in the softer (lighter) medium-depth range.

Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe, off-white sofa and chairs. Living room, Kylie M Interiors Edesign

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…

Fireplace before

After, Tony Taupe offers a much SMOOTHER transition…

Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe, best beige paint color with stone fireplace and wood trim. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy advice blogger

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.

Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe with granite countertop, beige taupe greige. Aesthetic, Kylie M Interiors edesign

Tony Taupe in dining room, best neutral beige brown paint colour. Dark wood trim. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour and advice blog diy

Read more: The 4 Best White Paint Colours from Sherwin Williams

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.

Living or family room, Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe, Aesthetic White, warm neutrals. Painted fireplace built ins, travertine. Kylie M

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!

Tony Taupe in dining room, best neutral beige brown paint colour. Dark wood trim. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour and advice blog diy

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Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

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Chat soon,

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  1. Hi Kylie!

    I am considering Tony Taupe for kitchen cabinets. I have Modern Gray walls and Pure White trim and wainscoting in the adjacent breakfast area. Any thoughts? Thanks for your help!

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      Hmmm, it’s just a BIT too warm for Modern Gray. Modern Gray doesn’t need a COOL gray necessarily, but Tony is too warm/beige/brown 🙂

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