Meaning of taupe in English:


Pronunciation /təʊp/

Translate taupe into Spanish


mass noun
  • Grey with a tinge of brown.

    as modifier ‘a taupe overcoat’
    • ‘The colour taupe is perfect for grey or blonde hair.’
    • ‘For a subtle look, use a slightly darker or lighter hue of the main color (i.e. beige and taupe, navy and royal blue, purple and violet).’
    • ‘Along with taupe and chocolate brown, one of this season's hottest shades is a muted heather (lavender with a bit of gray).’
    • ‘This season, however, earthy tones such as brown, taupe and khaki green are also making a presence.’
    • ‘There are bolts of taupe fabric draped on the windows, and the lighting is muted.’
    pale, pastel, light-toned


Early 20th century from French, literally ‘mole, moleskin’, from Latin talpa.