Taupe : Square Up (21)

These walls are taupe to my mind, but some might say they are just a tad light, comments please!

Faded shutters, Aveyron, France

Linked to January Squares at Becky’s here


  1. Lovely! My only gripe is that I was going to use ‘taupe’ too. Everyone will think I nicked it from you 😉

  2. I think taupe is a bit darker, Sue. A light coffee colour. Oh, I see! It wasn’t a serious kwestion? A nice snippet of French life, though 🙂 🙂

  3. A bit light for me. A beauty though, from a great part of France.

  4. Hats off for this one, Sue. I’ll go with taupe. Obviously the lovely French sunshine is making it look lighter.

  5. Looks like beige to me. I know about beige. I am at that age.

    • Sue

      Well, I don’t do beige…to me, it’s hearing aid beige

      • “Beige is dependable, conservative, and flexible. The colour beige is neutral, calm, and relaxing. The attributes and meanings associated with beige change based on the colours it accompanies. The colour beige offers some of the warmth of the colour brown and the some of the crisp and coolness of the colour white.”

      • Sue

        Well, you really are sold on it! I’m not…..

  6. Gorgeous photo! I would call the walls milky coffee

  7. It is a gorgeous square – looking up as well as taupe 🙂

  8. I regard taupe the same way I regard tan as a colour. Variable depending on the usage.

  9. Most colour swatches show taupe a bit darker, true. But occasionally one finds this light shade as well amongst them – so I’ll just accept your mind for it, especially since I like the photo very much.

  10. it all depends on your monitor setting I think how you see colors, I’ve noticed if I see my photo on someone else’s monitor the colors might look slightly different

  11. maristravels

    I’d be hesitant about walking into a paintshop and asking for this colour. Nearest in my book is Sand. Definitely not beige, definitely not yellow, definitely not taupe. Start with a can of white and gradually add brown until you get something like the walls you show then call it what you will and sell the mix top Farrow & Ball.

  12. My wife says I have inaccurate colour vision. To me, those walls look ‘cream’, or ‘beige’. But if she’s right, what do I know? 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  13. I would like the left and right to include the whole door and window. Love the patina.

  14. Now, this photo is super cool 😀

  15. Great up word too for the day!

  16. I love the colour taupe, a sort of grey – brown. Something similar will be chosen for my woodwork once restrictions are lifted and I can get some work done on the house. Whatever the colour here this is a lovely shot and I adore those shutters! And a very clever up 😊

  17. I love the shutters of France!! Lovely shot of these and you could actually link this to Thursday Doors as well, as I’m pretty sure that’s a door on the left. 🙂


  18. I am amazed at the comments taupe has generated. So made me laugh. Too light, the sunshine, not dark enough…..yay for the people who care about random stuff that is wonderful 🙂 🙂
    I’m in the not dark enough brigade 😀

  19. I’ve never been sure what taupe is, so I’m happy to go with your choice!

  20. But of course, you needed “… up …”

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