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Mylands Colour of the Year 2022: Rose Taupe™ No.292

Mylands' Colour of the year 2022 - Rose Taupe™ No.292, a vintage brown grey paint

Upper wall and shelf in Rose Taupe™ No.292, Lower wall in Gentleman’s Pink™ No.221

Mylands have chosen Rose Taupe™ No.292 as Colour of the Year for 2022. Originally a shade from the British Colour Council, this deep brownish grey has a vintage feel and contains bright yellow, red and black pigments, making it both a timeless neutral yet rich and atmospheric. The colour is part of our recently launched Archive Collection, comprising 12 colours inspired by our rich archive developed over many decades of colour expertise, but with a timeless appeal for a modern world.

The shade is great for creating a relaxing, cosy environment and welcoming space. It is also a great choice to accent against pale shades, or calm down bold, bright colour schemes. The complex pigments within the colour mean that its character is highly nuanced and it will appear subtly different in varying lights.

Mylands' Colour of the year 2022 - Rose Taupe™ No.292, a vintage brown grey paint
Mylands' Colour of the year 2022 - Rose Taupe™ No.292, a vintage brown grey paint

In choosing our Colour of the Year we wanted to take into consideration current trends, as well as choose a shade that is classic and natural. In recent months, we have seen demand increasing for warmer shades, and Rose Taupe™ No.292 is a contemporary neutral that will bring character to a space without taking it over. This warm grey shade is a dream to work with - it pairs easily with many colours, from the softest pinks and blues to matt black. It complements cool or warm shades, making it a favourite choice for discerning decorators.

Walls below counter painted in Gentleman’s Pink™ No.221, Upper walls in Rose Taupe™ No.292

Mylands' Colour of the year 2022 - Rose Taupe™ No.292, a vintage brown grey paint
Mylands' Colour of the year 2022 - Rose Taupe™ No.292, a vintage brown grey paint

Walls and shelving painted in Rose Taupe™ No.292

For those favouring a pared-back neutral scheme, Rose Taupe™ No.292 works well with other neutrals, soft pastels and off-whites. It can make a great backdrop for bright hues such as a sunny yellow or bright orange, or for a striking monochrome palette. Overall, it gives a cocooning, stylish feel which is easy on the eye.

Dominic Myland said of the colour, “Rose Taupe is one of those sought-after colours that looks great in almost any space. It can work in warm or cool schemes, modern or traditional, layered or pared back. Neutrals are always popular but the warm neutral is the standout colour of choice at the moment, and Rose Taupe is the perfect shade for a warm but stylish home that feels of the moment but completely timeless. It’s easy to use but impactful.”