Everything about the color Taupe

The meaning of the color Taupe and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Derived from the French noun meaning mole, taupe is not quite gray but not quite brown either. It tends to be thought of as a boring, bland color. However, with neutrals and nudes becoming all the rage in fashion, taupe has enjoyed newfound popularity. It is now not only seen everywhere—in catwalks and home interiors—but is also considered sophisticated. The taupe hex code is #483C32.


As an easy neutral, taupe is a great foundation to build off of. Combined with other neutrals like tans and whites, taupe is often found in interiors that seek to be cozy and welcoming.

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Information about Taupe / #483C32

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #483C32 is made of 28.2% red, 23.5% green and 19.6% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #483C32 is made of 0% cyan, 17% magenta, 31% yellow and 72% black. Taupe has a hue angle of 27.3 degrees, a saturation of 18% and a lightness of 23.9%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #483C32 has RGB values of R: 28.2, G: 23.5, B: 19.6 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.17, Y: 0.31, K:0.72.




RGB Decimal

72, 60, 50


RGB Percentage

28.2, 23.5, 19.6

rgb(28.2%, 23.5%, 19.6%)


0, 17, 31, 72


27.3°, 18, 23.9

hsl(27.3°, 18%, 23.9%)

HSV (or HSB)

27.3°, 30.6, 28.2

Web Safe




26.274, 3.42, 8.135


4.864, 4.84, 3.695


0.363, 0.361, 4.84


26.274, 8.824, 67.195


26.274, 7.477, 8.058


22, 2.176, 4.407


01001000, 00111100, 00110010

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