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 colors, 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 Color 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 color is Tony Taupe? Is it warm or cool?
Don’t let its name fool you, Tony Taupe is actually a BEIGE paint color, which means it’s also a WARM paint color, it’s just not as TRADITIONALLY golden as some of the popular beige colors.
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.
North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?
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 color 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 color, 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 color for my trim?
Being a warm paint color with a bit more depth, Tony Taupe does love to be partnered with a soft warm white paint color, something like Sherwin Williams Pure White. Tony Taupe is also a BEAUTIFUL choice with wood trim, for a more subtle contrast.
Read more: The 4 Best White Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams
Is it a good exterior color for my home?
Tony Taupe can be AWESOME on an exterior as its LRV helps it not washout as much as lighter colors can. However, expect it to lean WARMER than expected!
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
What Benjamin Moore paint colors are the same as or similar to Tony Taupe?
Every paint color has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match. When trying to copy paint colors you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out Benjamin Moore Indian River.
BTW, I don’t recommend color matching. If you’re thinking about it, you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colors coordinate with a color 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 colors with similar undertone profiles
- Green colors as well as darker blue-green-gray blends
Not sure if Tony Taupe is right for you?
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Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN OCTOBER 2020, UPDATED JUST FOR YOU IN 2021
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!
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 🙂
I used a color a shade darker than Tony Taupe—SWMoth Wing for my living room. It get a ton of light. What color furniture would you pair with it? Trying to buy 2 sofas. Purchased in what looked like a dark gray but with so much light, they look very light and they don’t coordinate with wall color. Any thoughts? Thank you