Taupe

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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,[1] 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). [2]

Meaning of taupe[change | edit source]



Tones of taupe color comparison chart[change | edit source]

  • Taupe Beige (Hex: #EBC2AF) (RGB: 235, 194, 175)
  • Taos Taupe (Pantone TPX 15-1119) (Hex: #BFAA80) (RGB: 191, 170, 128)
  • Pale Taupe (www.99colors.net) (Mouse) (Hex: #BC987E) (RGB: 188, 152, 126)
  • Light Taupe (Taupe (Crayola colored pencils))(Hex: #B38B6D) (RGB: 179, 139, 109)
  • Warm Taupe (Pantone TPX 16-1318) (Hex: #B29784) (RGB: 178, 151, 132)
  • Pastel Taupe (Light Taupe (Pantone TPX 16-1210)) (Hex: #AF9E89) (RGB: 175, 158, 137)
  • Simply Taupe (Pantone TPX 16-0906) (Hex: #ABA092) (RGB: 171, 100, 146)
  • Plaza Taupe (Pantone TPX 16-1105) (Hex: #A79E8B) (RGB: 167, 158, 139)
  • Perfect Taupe (Resene color list) (Hex: #A99F95) (RGB: 169, 159, 149)
  • Desert Taupe (Pantone TPX 17-1311) (Hex: #A18178) (RGB: 161, 129, 120)
  • Sandy Taupe (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #967117) (RGB: 150, 113, 23)
  • Taupe Gray (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #8B8589) (RGB: 139, 133, 137)
  • Medium Taupe Gray (Taupe Gray (Pantone TPX 17-8080)) (Hex: #88786A) (RGB: 136, 120, 106)
  • Rose Taupe (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #905D5D) (RGB: 144, 93, 93)
  • Mauve Taupe (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #915F6D) (RGB: 145, 95, 109)
  • Deep Rose Taupe (Rose Taupe (Pantone TPX 18-1612)) (Hex: #7E5E60) (RGB: 126, 94, 96)
  • Deep Taupe (Pantone TPX 18-1312) (Hex: #715F6D) (RGB: 113, 92, 86)
  • Taupe Brown (ISCC-NBS) (Medium Taupe) (Hex: #674C47) (RGB: 103, 76, 71)
  • Purple Taupe (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #504040) (RGB: 80, 64, 77)
  • TAUPE (ISCC-NBS) (Taupe (Maerz and Paul)) (Dark Taupe) (Hex: #483C32) (RGB: 72, 60, 50)
  • French Taupe (Taupe (pourpre.com)) (Hex: #463F32) (RGB: 70, 63, 50)




References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; Discussion of the color Taupe, Page 183
  2. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; Discussion of Color Taupe, Page 183; Color Sample of Taupe: Page 55 Plate 16 Color Sample A6

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