Rose taupe is a warmer, more flattering take on the classic neutral, adding just a hint of pink to this muted gray-brown. This word was first used to describe this color in the English language in 1924. With both warm and cool undertones, this shade is never out of place whether you add it to your makeup routine, your wardrobe or your home. Although it’s almost a neutral, rose taupe is an unusual, unexpected color that adds an edge of fashion frisson to your favorite pieces. Play up the feminine appeal of this shade with a silky shift that can effortlessly take you from spring to fall. Look for a classic staple like a suede moto jacket or knee-high boots in this color instead of the expected black or cognac. Grab sneakers or a fleece pullover in this pinkish-tan hue for a fun take on the athleisure trend. Rose taupe is also a universally flattering shade that might be overlooked in your cosmetics collection. Try it as your daytime lip color for a subtle, understated look, or use it at night paired with a statement eye look to amp up the drama. If you can’t decide between cool gray or warm tans and browns as your anchoring neutral in the home, shades of taupe provide a welcome alternative that looks great with any palette.