One Word Photo Challenge: Taupe

Taupe (pronunciation: /ˈtp/ tohp) is a dark tan color in-between brown and gray. The word derives from the French noun taupe meaning “mole”. The name originally referred only to the average color of the French mole, but beginning in the 1940s, its usage expanded to encompass a wider range of shades.basket

Taupe is a vague color term which may refer to almost any grayish-brown or brownish-gray, but true taupe is difficult to pinpoint whether it is brown or gray.taupe

According to the Dictionary of Color, the first use of “taupe” as a color name in English was in the early 19th century; but the earliest citation recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1911. Wikipedia


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