Decorating & Furniture/paint colours


I would like to paint my livingroom a taupe colour and the trim and fireplace (wood) white.  I have white plantation blinds on my window.  The taupes I am drawn to tend to be on the grey side.  I am unsure of the white, some are too stark.  Would you suggest some colours please.  

Dear Kathie,
   Here are some gray taupe samples that you might like.

  Colour: TAUPE SHADOW / 3A13-3

  Colour: AC-32-Pismo Dunes

Hope this helps. If you would like me to see images please send them to I can give you some other options.  

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