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Neutrals are a design staple. But Rogowski says that taupe is standing above its beige brethren because of its flexibility and range. She says its popularity can also be attributed to the fact that it can be used as a backdrop for a wide range of louder colors (hello purple and orange). Ask a hundred designers to describe taupe, and youll get a 100 different answers, she says. Its a really basic foundation color. It comes in grays and browns. But its an incredibly versatile option that fits into most color schemes.
Pictured: Dusk backdrop and chair from the Mark Alexander Artisan collection, sold at the Calvin Fabrics showroom.