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Taupe refers to a dark grayish-brown color. The word "taupe" derives from the Latin name for the European Mole, Talpa europaea.

Originally, this referred only to the average color of the French mole, but like the colors pink and lavender, the name expanded (in the case of taupe beginning in the 1940s) to encompass a wide range of varying shades. It seems that this occurred because the color of the fur of the mole can itself be a wide range of shades, from gray through yellowish, brownish, and even purplish.

The first use of taupe as a color name in English was in the early 1800s (exact year is not known).

Meaning of taupe


Tones of taupe color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Taupe Beige #EBC2AF 235 194 175 019° 60% 80%
Taos Taupe #BFAA80 191 170 128 040° 33% 63% (Pantone TPX 15-1119)
Pale Taupe #BC987E 188 152 126 025° 32% 62% (www.99colors.net) (Mouse)
Light Taupe #B38B6D 179 139 109 026° 32% 56% (Taupe (Crayola colored pencils))
Warm Taupe #B29784 178 151 132 025° 23% 61% (Pantone TPX 16-1318)
Pastel Taupe #AF9E89 175 158 137 033° 19% 61% (Light Taupe (Pantone TPX 16-1210))
Simply Taupe #ABA092 71 100 146 034° 13% 62% (Pantone TPX 16-0906)
Plaza Taupe #A79E8B 167 158 139 041° 14% 60% (Pantone TPX 16-1105)
Perfect Taupe #A99F95 169 159 149 030° 10% 62% (Resene color list)
Desert Taupe #A18178 161 129 120 013° 18% 55% (Pantone TPX 17-1311)
Sandy Taupe #967117 150 113 23 043° 73% 34% (ISCC-NBS)
Taupe Gray #8B8589 139 133 137 320° 3% 53% (ISCC-NBS)
Medium Taupe Gray #88786A 136 120 106 028° 12% 47% (Taupe Gray (Pantone TPX 17-8080))
Rose Taupe #905D5D 144 93 93 000° 22% 46% (ISCC-NBS)
Mauve Taupe #915F6D 145 95 109 343° 21% 47% (ISCC-NBS)
Deep Rose Taupe #7E5E60 126 94 96 356° 15% 43% (Rose Taupe (Pantone TPX 18-1612))
Deep Taupe #715F6D 113 92 86 313° 009% 41% (Pantone TPX 18-1312)
Taupe Brown #674C47 103 76 71 009° 18% 34% ISCC-NBS) (Medium Taupe)
Purple Taupe #504040 80 64 77 000° 11% 28% (www.99colors.net)
Taupe #483C32 72 60 50 027° 18% 24% (ISCC-NBS) (Taupe (Maerz and Paul))(Dark Taupe)
French Taupe #463F32 70 63 50 039° 17% 24% (Taupe (pourpre.com))


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