In this post you’ll learn all about Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe Color Of The Year 2017!
It’s undertones and more!
Today I’m sharing the latest color news with you to give you inspiration for your next paint project!
Sherwin Williams just announced it’s Color of the Year and let me tell you – it’s gorgeous!
SW 6039 Poised Taupe
SW Poised Taupe is a timeless neutral paint color.
Is Poised Taupe Warm or Cool?
It’s the perfect blend of warm and cool colors – brown meets gray!
Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe Undertone
Poised Taupe SW 6039. has a violet gray undertone.
It can look somewhat purple in certain lighting.
It can be used in any room from the kitchen to living room to bedroom!
It’s a sophisticated, fresh, comfortable neutral that is the perfect jumping off point to create a color scheme for your home.
Try it out in your home with a mess free peel & stick paint sample of SW Poised Taupe.
This beautiful, rich taupe is gorgeous.
“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, in the press release.
“Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking.”
“Consumers yearn for spaces that feel welcoming and hug them as they enter.
Earthen brown combined with conservative gray, creating Poised Taupe, embodies all of these emotions,” says Wadden.
Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe In Real Rooms
Here are some painting ideas using this color:
It’s a cozy, neutral color in a living room or family room.
Foyer and Hallway
It looks amazing with white trim and dark wood tones
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It’s beautiful with white cabinets and wood and metal dining furniture.
Poised Taupe color looks stunning with classic furniture styles:
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What do you think of Poised Taupe Color of the Year 2017? I’d love to hear!
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Frances Hurst says
It’s a pretty color, but just a bit too much to the brown for me.
Hi Frances – thanks for sharing your thoughts on this color! 🙂
Hello Heather?…….poised taupe is really a beautiful colour!! My back entrance needs a new paint job and this colour would do the job but for one issue. The woodwork is unstained pine left to weather naturally thus is now a golden yellow. I can’t see it with poised taupe, can you? Painting the woodwork isn’t going to happen?….(says my hubby☹️)
Hi Sarah – I’m so glad you like poised taupe too! For your back entrance – I don’t think it’s the right color to compliment your golden yellow pine either. Thanks for visiting!
Oh great – so glad you love it too Starr!! Have a wonderful day!
Beverly giles says
Beautiful color. Wish we were painting
I do Iike Poised Taupe, but only with quite a bit of white trim.
White seems to compliment it much nicer than wood tones.
Love your blog! Thanks?
You’re so right – this color looks great with white trim. Some wood tones would fight with the brown in the paint color. So glad you love my blog – thanks for sharing that! 🙂
I really like the color poised taupe. I think in would look good in my foyer and hallway. I will try it there first
So glad you like it and it would be a fabulous color for a foyer! 🙂
Babette Thurston says
Poised taupe is a beautiful color and I really liked you showing how it could go with different rooms. Although, it may be a bit darker than I like for my neutrals. I don’t always get much natural light so I feel like it would be too dark and some of my rooms. I do like it though! Thanks for the painting tips too!
Pam Good says
Hmmm, I like the poised taupe color. I’ve been transitioning our house from beige to gray so this would be a great color to tie rooms together.
Hi Pam! Glad you like this color too! 🙂
Ooh, I love it! The photo of the bedroom is stunning.
Carol Gill says
I love this color. If I painted my lower kitchen cabinets this color what do you suggest for the uppers, wall, and trim? I do not want my wall that dark. The cabinets are a large island (14 x 8) with lower cabinets in a U. There are minimal upper cabinets. The room is 18 x 16 and has five large windows. I realize this is a little involved but something so permanent that it scares terribly.
Hi Carol – First I’d do a test swatch to see how Poised Taupe color looks in your kitchen space – with the lighting your kitchen gets. If you still like the color in your space and you paint the lower cabinets this color I would paint the uppers white. With white upper cabinets stick to the same white or similar white color on the walls and trim. White walls will make the upper cabinets look cohesive, will let your lowers look fabulous and your overall kitchen pulled together. If you’d like to add another color to your kitchen add it with tea towels, a runner in front of your sink and art on the walls. I hope that helps!
I like! I was thinking of Dovetail (Sw7018) and clary sage ( 6178) but maybe I’ll give Poised taupe a chance ! Thanks
Love it! I’d love to see it next to Kelly Moore’s Chadwick. We have that in our whole house and it’s been great.
That would be a beautiful combination – Chadwick is so pretty!
Love this color, it would really compliment the other colors in our house! Thinking it may be perfect for our living room.
Super Tammy! Glad you found this color to be the perfect one for your living room – it’s such a gorgeous neutral isn’t it?
I just purchased this color and it is so much darker than the photo shows. Is it better to prime walls first? Please help!
Hi Debra – I typically don’t prime my walls before I paint unless I’m covering a very dark color or a bright color. Does your room not get much natural light? That could be why it looks darker.
DeAnn Stiglitz says
I love this colour. It is exactly the colour I ead searching for to paint my living room. Thank you Shermin Williams!!
Could this be used on the exterior? We have a 2 tone grey roof and a brown/beige brick wall around our house. Do you think it will tie in the colors?
It all depends on the undertones of your grey roof and brick wall. You can read my article about paint color undertones – search ‘paint undertones’ on my site. Hope that helps!
Does Poised Taupe have a purple tone.
In my opinion it looks like it does have a slight mauve undertone Vivian.
Hi Heather- Any chance you know where the light in the bedroom is from?
Sorry I don’t know where it’s from Elyssa!
Melissa Robison says
I’ve been looking for a woodsy color. Now I’ve got to go and pick some up. Thanks!
Roxanne Ellis says
Love the color… it maybe the next color for my living room…..can’t wait
Who makes that bed? And if you don’t know, where did you get the photo so I can track it down.
I don’t know Leah – the photo is from the Sherwin Williams website.
Debbie Harmon says
if you were to use this in your living room what color would you use in your dining room that can be seen from the living room?
Try a shade lighter or darker on the same paint chip as poised taupe!
I like the color. It seems woodsy but elegant!
I agree – it is woodsy and elegant! 🙂
This is a fantastic color! Noe I just have to figure out which walls to use this on!!
Crystal Wonitoy says
I really like this color, we have a “greige” color that my hubby thinks is a bit too much on the beige side, so I’m going to definitely pick up a sample size and try it out!
Really nice color! Is it me (or my computer), but is there a hint of purple in it?
Yes – I think there may be a purple undertone to it but to know for sure ask at your SW store! Our computer monitors can be deceiving!
I see purple too.
This may be the color I have been looking for!
Jamie Bailey-Perepelkin says
Ok… so I now know what color I will be doing in my house…. I love it.
Hi Heather! The color looks amazing. I also fell in love with the pendant next to the bed in the picture with the heels on the floor. Can you tell me where to find it? Thanks! Michelle
Hi Michelle – so glad you like this color too! Unfortunately I don’t know where it’s from!! Have a beautiful week!
Meghan Sullivan says
Do you think this color pairs nicely with Colonnade Gray? I am considering paint our island cabinets Poised Taupe and the wall color will be 50% Colonnade Gray. Alabaster for the trim and Pearly White for the ceilings. Thanks for your thoughts!
Hi Meaghan – I’m not sure if it will work because I don’t know the other finishes you have in your space. I offer an online decorating service with a Free 30 minute consult where I make paint recommendations – you can read more about that here! https://www.settingforfour.com/about/online-decorating-services/ 🙂
I love this color for my walls and want to paint cabinets and trim white. What SW white do you recommend to use with the Poised Taupe? (I want to bring out more of the gray tones
Hi Diana! I love this color too! I can’t recommend paint colors unless I know what the other colors and finishes in your space are, but I offer a free 30 minute Style Success decor consult as part of my online decorating services and I know I could help you out! You can book your Free Style Success Session here: https://calendly.com/settingforfour/30min
Cheryl Wilson says
I love the Poised Taupe color, I am painting our living room and I am considering this color. I do have a taupe couch with accent pillows of rust, rusty orange and grey. Would that be to much? Plus I am considering and different color for an accent wall. Any ideas? Then after all that need to consider curtain color, my living room is getting a whole new look can’t wait. Any ideas would be most helpful. Thank You.
Hi Cheryl – I’d love to help you with your space – unfortunately I can’t help you without knowing the other colors and finishes in your space and your style. I offer online decorating services. You can book a FREE 30 minute Style Success Session with me here: https://calendly.com/settingforfour/30min/01-03-2017. I can certainly help you create a beautiful room!
Hey! Is this color available in Proclassic? If it came in spraypaint I would be on my eay to SW right now. I think this is my kitchen cabinet color!!
Ellen Matthews says
Gorgeous color and great tips!
Any idea where the mirror in the bedroom shot is from? I’ve been on the hunt for something similar.
No I don’t know where it’s from Krissy. I hope you do find it!
Cindee Devall says
Would this color work on a in a large bright space against golden oak wood trim, shelves and flooring?
Tammy Dellanno-boston says
I’m in love with this color painting my living room!!
It’s by far one of the best taupe colors I have ever seen. It is definitely one of the colors that will be considered for my master bedroom makeover!!
Would thins color look good against dark wood color pieces? And also with navy?
Krissy Breeden says
Can’t wait for a free sample! The color is gorgeous!
Just painted my bedroom with this color and love it. I have a lot of white trim. Stunning!!!
SANDY WATTS says
I love the richness of it.
Can anyone suggest the same colour but in a UK brand please? Love it but not easy to find over here… Thanks
Sophie – I would take a picture of this color to your local paint store – use your iphone or android phone to pull up a picture of it. Show it to the staff at the paint store and ask them to color match it. A paint store should be able to do that – they do that here. Hope that helps!
Great color i love it. One must incorporate white trim to get a similar effect. Thanks for sharing.
Beckie Fulcher says
I love this color! Poised Taupe is exactly what I’ve been looking for to paint the outside of my house! And… Sherwin Williams is the very best paint! I would never use anything else.
I love the white trim as well, but what do you think about an accent color for the door? Should I choose a red, turquoise, or another color? (Living in Florida on a lake.)
Thank you Beckie for visiting! It’s hard to pick out a front door color without knowing the colors of your roof and brick/siding. I’m sure your Sherwin Williams store staff can recommend a color for you if you tell them the other colors you have on your exterior!
I painted my bedroom. Love it. White duvet cover and lamps with dark brown pine. Would like some good accent colors. Haven’t found one yet!
Debbie Giebe says
What is the best color of carpeting to go with Poised Taupe? I need new carpet and would like your advise.
Johna R Nelson says
Hi, Heather 🙂 Love the color but am most interested in where to purchase the headboard. Can you help? Thanks!
Hi – no I don’t know where it’s from.
Hi Heather! Love the headboard pictured- can I ask where you purchased it?
Hi Ariel – sorry I don’t know where it’s from!
Lucinda Perez says
Where can I find the ceiling light fixture in the bedroom picture?
I don’t know. Good luck though 🙂
Jacqueline C says
The pairing of the paint color with the wooden bed is beautiful. Where did you buy the bedroom furniture from? I’m really interested in the bed – I have room that it would be perfect for!!
Sorry – I don’t know where the bed is from! I love this color too!