Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

May 29th – Taupe, the Ever Versatile Neutral

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Taupe. Taupe is a dark gray-brown color. This version is a more brown than gray proportionately.

Did you know that the word taupe originally derives from the French noun meaning mole and specifically referred to the color of the mole? In the 1940s it began its usage towards a wider range of shades.

Taupe will work well with pastels, including pink, yellow and some olive green shades. Because it has both warm and cool undertones, either of those palettes will work, such as sky-blue, lavender and soft violet shades. Taupe is a very versatile neutral and can easily be blended with other colors.

So it’s easy to get excited when you find patterns such as this free one from Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman. Who doesn’t like the couture and tailored look of Houndstooth? And then to blend that in a quilt? Win – win!!

Houndstooth by Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman

What is your favorite neutral color? Let us know in the comments below!

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