The tailoring focused on shades of black, olive, gray, and taupe.
Her frock was taupe colored, of a soft woolen material, ornamented with many small buttons.
The little steamer was feeling her cautious way up a river of dull silver between banks of taupe and mauve.
The bathroom has the walls painted in broad stripes of dull blue and taupe, the stripes being quite six inches wide.
The old puzzle sentence, Caille a haut nid, taupe a bas nid, shows this very well.
1880s, "a mole," later (1911) "dark brownish-gray color" (the color of moleskin), from French taupe, the color, originally "a mole," from Latin talpa "a mole."