I ordered the gray as it was the color I am using in my room. I liked the photo of the Taupe Brown as I thought it was a gray at first sight. I went with the gray fearing the taupe would end up being more brown and not gray when received. What arrived looked exactly like what is in the pictured in the taupe sample. It is in hues of gray. This worked perfectly for me but if you are expecting what is pictured in the gray sample you will be disappointed.
In the picture they are more gray than taupe brown. In person they are more taupe brown. I also agree there is not much extra fabric in the width. I would recommend buying two sets to make it look fuller. I love the design though and the fabric is a nice quality. Wrinkle free!