Taupe is often mistaken for other shades of brown.  A true taupe has no visible red undertone.  It is a cool brown - leaning a little to the blue or lavender side of brown without the traces of yellow or orange you will find in a warm brown or a chocolate.



It is usually grayed down a little - like a Weimaraner.  In fact as dogs go, Weims are true taupe - even  referred to at times as gray ghosts because of their taupe hues and light eyes





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