I LOVE taupes! I have been in love and collecting them for years now. I have been waiting for them to catch on here in America. Right now I am doing the Union square BOM through Pinwheels quilt shop. It is an adaptation of one of Yoko Saito's patterns and it isgreat. I am currently preparing to do another Yoko Saito BOM.
What is nice about quilts made with Taupes is they can look contemporary, traditional, modern. They easily fit into any decor.
I am happy that they are becoming more popular. That means greater availability. That also means greater competition for the fabrics that make it over here. That being said, they will probably never be as popular here as they are in Japan. I'm ok with that. I would love to go to Japan and purchase some fabric there. A real dream come true!