I have a client who is very into taupes and grays. She's a busy mom to a young family and putting on a great room/master bedroom addition. A neutral palette is perfect for an open space that's full of crazy kids - it's soft and serene, yet current and fresh at the same time. BUT, without texture and pops of contrasting color, I think that it can be a little cold.
We've already decided on white cabinetry, pale gray walls (think Intense White OC-51 from Ben Moore), and warm wood tones on casegoods, so we have no limitations on where we can go with the fabrics. Here are some of the schematics that I sent her way. Which one would you choose??