Taupe is my recent go-to color. It's rich, versatile, and perfect. Why perfect? It requires tonal perfection--it's not gray, not brown, not beige; you'll also get a hint of lavender or rose for a color that is truly scrumptious. Designers Gucci, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff and Celine have knockout taupe bags at the moment--clutches and cross-bodies to totes and satchels--that are definitely worth checking out.