Taupe Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
Updated: Jul 11
Design: Misa Liddiard
Color: Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore
Taupe is a neutral, earthy color that falls somewhere between gray and brown. It is a complex hue that can have subtle undertones of pink, purple, or green. Taupe for kitchen cabinets is often described as a warm, cozy color that exudes a sense of sophistication and elegance. Its muted, understated quality makes it a popular choice for interior design. Taupe is a versatile color that can work well with a variety of other shades. Overall, taupe is a timeless and classic color that adds a touch of refinement to any setting.
I sampled some of the most popular Benjamin Moore light and dark taupe colors in my South-facing kitchen. Here are some of my favorites:
STONE HEARTH BY BENJAMIN MOORE (CC-490)
Stone Hearth has a slightly warm undertone that gives it a cozy and inviting feel. The color is deep and rich, with a subtle purple undertone.
Design: Misa Liddiard
Color: Stone Hearth kitchen cabinets by Benjamin Moore
Here it is in our South-facing kitchen next to Chantilly Lace by BM kitchen cabinets:
PASHMINA BY BENJAMIN MOORE (AF-100)
Pashmina has a subtle brown and passive green undertone, which gives it a cozy and inviting feel.
Color: Pashmina by Benjamin Moore
Here it is in our South-facing kitchen next to Chantilly Lace by BM cabinets:
PALE OAK by Benjamin Moore
Pale oak is a light taupe color (even more of a greige) with a subtle yellow undertone that creates a sense of depth and interest. It can sometimes flash a violet-pink undertone as well.
Color: Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore
Here it is in our South-facing kitchen next to Chantilly Lace by BM:
RANCHWOOD BY BENJAMIN MOORE (CC-500)
Ranchwood is a classic taupe that has some beige and red in it.
Here is it in our South-facing kitchen next to Chantilly Lace BM cabinets:
TAOS TAUPE by Benjamin Moore
Taos Taupe has a violet undertone but with its reduced warmth, it could easily be mistaken for a warm gray.
REVERE PEWTER (HC-172)
Also considered a gray or a greige, this light taupe color is a slightly muddy, soft, slightly green-tinged gray.
Design by Studio McGee
SMOKEY TAUPE BY BENJAMIN MOORE (CC-460)
Smokey taupe is deep and complex, with hints of both brown and gray that create a subtle, smoky effect.
PIGEON by Farrow & Ball (No. 25)
Pigeon is a cozy and nostalgic blue grey that is also sometimes considered a taupe.
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