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Poised Taupe: Sherwin-Williams’ 2017 Color of the Year


In a departure from the greys that have dominated neutrals for the past few years, Sherwin-Williams has declared 2017 the year of taupe. Specifically, Poised Taupe or SW 6039 (R: 140 G: 126 B: 120: hex value: #8c7e78).

Presenting a fine balance between warm and cool tones, with elements of brown and grey, taupe is versatile enough make a great neutral for both contemporary and traditional homes. Whether as a wall covering or upholstery, it provides a refined backdrop that offsets a wide range of accent colors. Sherwin-Williams specifically recommends pairing Poised Taupe with Cultured Pearl (SW 6028), Gauzy White (SW 6035) or Vintage Vessel (SW 9050), but your color choices are really wide open – it’s hard to go wrong with such an all-purpose neutral.

Learn more about Poised Taupe and the rest of the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Colormix Color Forecast, including the dramatic Noir, centered Holistic, energetic Intrepid and exotic Unbounded colorways, at Sherwin-Williams.com.

Match this color with a lighter tone using the Sliding Wall Unit from Aleal or the Elan Bench from Nathan Anthony.


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