Spring Color Palette: Spa & Taupe

Spring color palette of spa and taupe


We can’t deny it, spa is our favorite color. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, it just works all year long, and we can never run out of ways to bring this color into a room. Today we have yet another way to pull off spa, by pairing it with taupe.

The inspiration for this color palette really came from our gorgeous Oushak-style Valentino Rug. It’s super soft, has an elegant sheen to it, and has a color palette we can’t help but love. The taupes, golds, and spa blues are a perfect base for this room. We used four different fabrics in this space — Arryanna Spa (on our Spencer Sofa), Pallini Spa (on our Olivia Chair), Burlap, and Document Spa.

To finish off the space, we used a large leafy tree, our Clare Santos Bust draped in sea glass beads, our Alessandra 5-Light Chandelier, and a Julian Floor Lamp.

Now, would you use the items from this space in your home?

Find more color palette ideas, or browse our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

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    Joanna R.

    June 25, 2016

    Jesus Taupe and Teal go extraordinary ! A simply extraordinary look, that golden pattern gives the teal an almost imperial look too, great great stuff !

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    Alana Foltz

    May 4, 2016

    What is a complimenting drape pattern or color to go with this pallette? We have accents chairs in the Arryanna Spa pattern that sit by the window and a taupe sectional also in the room. Now I need drapes to finish off the space. Thank you for your help! 🙂

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    Sandra Erskine

    November 8, 2015

    I love the chair. I have a Swedish style (17th century/Gustavian) bedroom. The chair style and color are perfect. Where can I buy it?

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    Alma Gregory

    July 6, 2015

    I love this color palette, and was wondering how to apply it to my master bedroom. I have dark hardwood floors and a dark platform bed, will these color work with my floor and bed?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 13, 2015

      Hi Alma,
      They definitely will work with dark wood floors and a wood stained bed. Because this color palette includes burlap, it already has those warm tones in it. We might suggest though brining in a natural fiber rug (in a natural color) to create a lighter backdrop for furniture pieces and accessories in this color palette.
      Best of Luck,
      The How to Decorate Team

      • Alma Gregory

        July 20, 2015

        Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.