Monday, January 25, 2010

Rooms in Taupe ... so what shade is more you ...

Continuing the series about rooms with color ... here are some rooms done in Taupe ... but wait a sec., did you by any chance believe you liked your walls toned down ... and well ! ... may be taupe is more for you ... :)

... o.k then , ... did you think of what shade is more you ... cause even in colors like taupe ... you are sure to be looking at a basket full of shades ... like the first picture ... a much darker shade ... more towards a mudbrown or this picture above ... the room is more brown grey taupe ... :)
... traditional idea of a taupe room is some what this shade ... what is wonderful is how it goes well with so many other colors and shades ... you can do up your room furniture in shades of polish ranging from walnut to rosewood ... even teak ...have white surface finishes ... black ... I think taupe carries all of then very comfortably ...

... and so if white walls are not for you ... as in ... ah! I've had them all my life ... I'm soooo ... not in the mood for white anymore ... then taupe can sure be on your radar ... it'll give you shades that'll make you scratch your head for what really gels with ... my space being more me ... :)


... and it is even versatile to change and accomodate different styles ... be it traditional ... modern ... ethnic ... or just about everything eclectic ...

... often people talk about colors which have no character and they will make you believe the bolder... brighter or darker the shade ... the most gutsy and expressive the resident ... ... well ! I can't seem to quite digest that ... I think it couldn't be farther from truth ...

... the color that best puts all your collections together and makes you feel at home is the best option for you ... and often it may need you to get some professional help to get that bit correct ...



... Hope you were able to discover ... somebit into your personal preferences ... when it comes to deciding a color for your rooms ... feel free to write to me ... would love to hear your side of the if's ... buts ... wants and don't's ... :)... especially if you have doubts about any particular color or shade ...

29 comments:

Sakala said...

my husband thinks you are biggest nighmare:) I looked at the colours and have decided now to change the colour of the guest room by my self...thats how inspirational this is...Good for you.

Latin Sardar said...

Oh, this is so me. Especially the last pic, minimal, open and quaint. If I could only close my eyes and go this place right now. But the only problem is, I'd doze off if I close my eyes.

Iniyaal said...

Interesting post... colour combinations in these pictures are inspiring and we more of a lesson in colours.

Rajee Sood said...

Oh ! Lord ... dear ... dear Sakala ... never did I imagine ... being called a nightmare would be so amazing ... I have to admit, I have a ear to ear grin ... ;)And would love to see your pictures of the DIY project ... :)...that would be really good for me ... but hey! thankyou so much for such lovely ... absolutely adorable comments ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Looks like the works getting the better of you ... more the reason you need that place of yours real soon ...I'll help you with picking the right shade ... just remember to bring the rum cake along ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Iniyaal,
I am soooooo ... glad ... I thought this series would help both me and a lot of people who come to me unsure of how colors would work in their life ... thankyou for writing in to me ... :)

Chandan said...

Lovely post Rajee.. yes Taupe is for me.. in my eye shadow, fav lipstick (MAC), fav saree and on my bedroom walls!

alice said...

these are gorgeous! taupe is my favorite netural- it goes with so many accent colors and styles!

Fearless Nester said...

I love taupe and have it in 4 of my rooms . . . maybe a little too much??? Just popped over from Leeann's FF blog to visit. It's beautiful here! Congrats on your award from Leeann! -Lili

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Chandan,
This is absolutely fabulous to hear from you after all this time.I'm glad you enjoyed this post.Its great fun dabbling in colors and enjoying all the reactions I get... :)HOpe to hear from you more often.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Alice,
Couldn't agree anyless with you ... :) Great to hear your comments... infact would love to hear them everytime ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Lili,
Thanks for dropping by ... I'm really glad you enjoyed being here ... :)would absolutely love to have you drop by more often.
Well , no color is too much if you are happy ... ;)

Dorothy Rimson said...

:-) Nice pics

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Loved the style elements in the bathroom!:) Sigh! Those faucets...Great profile pic too...is this a more recent one? This you looks very diff from the you in that pic:)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Dorothy,
Thankyou ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sharon,
I too loved the bathroom ... always keep dreaming of a project where I want have to granite or tile it all the way up ... I think I need to start with my own home first ...;)
Oh, yes ... the profile picture is a very recent one ... I am looking a much older version of myself... :)
Lovely to hear from you Sharon ... i do hope to get to regular blogging soon ... :)

Annie@A View On Design said...

I'm such a fan of taupe. I've just painted my 1yo girls room in dark taupe, obviously offset by baby pink - it is amazing, I'll be posting pictures of it in my building blog next week if you want to check it out! I think it is my all time favorite colour, of course it is quite distinctive, so you'd have to be brave (and proud!) to put it in some rooms, I'm afraid the rest of our house is in cream... oh well, better the nursery than nothing! (LOVING Your blog too!)

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Rajee

Thank you so very much for the wonderful poem. I've never heard it before - it's very beautiful and I really appreciate you taking the time to send it to me. Leigh

Greet said...

What a great post! Image 2 and image 7 are my favorites!
xx
Greet

Elin said...

what beautiful and inspiring images. I just enjoy this, its so beautiful. I just love those tones out of brown and beige. It is so beautiful and fits in so many other colors. Our bedrooms are in just a beige tone, and it blends in so nicely with white, gray and romantic tones.

wish you a lovely day...
many warm hugs
Elin

MindfulMeanderer said...

Award for u http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-awards-for-me-and-you.html

Priya said...

Have something for you :)
http://softypinkngloriousred.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/i-am-fascinated/

MindfulMeanderer said...

:) where r u?? long time no see. everything ok?

Samrat Mica said...

the last picture is just amazing, love the rabbit print!

Iniyaal said...

Hi Rajee... Im eagerly awaiting the next lovely post from you. Hope everything is fine with you..

Charlotta Ward said...

Great post! Great blog for that matter! (I am new)

I love Taupe, but tend to prefer the lighter shades (am Swedish - light is in my DNA..). No 7 is a lovely room, as is no2 and the last pic.

Off to enjoy more of your posts now.

xCharlotta

Ritzy said...

I loved the rooms you selected and have decided to do up my house in Taupe. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Ritu,
Wow, is it taupe for you ... am I glad to have inspired you. One of these days I'll share some more pictures that are inspiring me to aint my house ... grey and grey that's really deep ... I'm quite excited ... because I haven't ventured on to this side of the color palette before ... I sure will look forward to seeing your home all finished and done all pretty ... all the best ... :)

Pamela Taylor said...

I'm so glad I found you. Your use of wonderful color, flora, textures, earth appeal are all so wonderful and inspiring, Rajee. I also am amazed at the art of Dithi! Also, love your pillows, too! I will be checking in on a regular basis to see what you are up to.
A new fan.
Pam/US

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