I also just saw that Sherman William’s recently annouced their 2017 color of the year: Poised Taupe and I thought it was the perfect jumping off point for a living room.
Style wise, I'd say I'm definitely transitional. A balance of traditional elements along side clean lines of modern pieces. I don't do farmhouse, rustic, shabby chic, french country or ultra modern. I do like traditional mixed with contemporary or industrial pieces. That ia a hallmark of transitional design.
Transitional design is also known for its casual, comfortable and child friendly features, and it has a sense of warmth and coziness. The perfect family home! It features a balance of clean lines, and curves, without being too ornate or gaudy. Often homes for sale are staged with tranistional style, since it generates the feeling of welcoming.
Finding transitional design inspiration can be tough, since most designs tend to lean either lean more contemporary or more traditional. But I scoured the internet to find some that are both NEUTRAL and TRANSITIONAL. This is the inspriation for my new living room: