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Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029: Paint Colour Review

Posted on December 16, 2022 by KylieMawdsley

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray: the most POPULAR greige-taupe/warm gray

If there is ONE paint colour that’s lit MANY fires this year, it has to be Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. And while I’ve touched on it briefly in other blog posts, I figured it was time to hammer down some finer points on this bad boy.

Paint color review of popular greige paint colour, Sherwin Williams Agreeable gray, one of the best warm grays. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online virtual paint colour consulting

IS AGREEABLE GRAY STILL POPULAR?

You bet your BOOTY it is. Agreeable Gray has claimed a top spot for several years, and it’s still going strong.

WHY IS AGREEABLE GRAY SO POPULAR?

There’s a long list of reasons why Agreeable Gray is one of the best. For brevity (which isn’t normally my strong suit), here’s a short list…

  • Agreeable Gray is a great transition for those not quite ready for the warmer beige trends
  • Agreeable Gray NODS at the gray world while not being as traditionally cold
  • this flexible greige-taupe/warm gray suits a WIDE variety of interior finishes, even more so than most traditional gray paint colours
  • its undertones are relatively non-committal and can flex in their environment
  • its moderate LRV parks it right near the sweet spot of the light range (you’ll read more on this shortly).

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray best greige paint color on walls with neutral furniture and home decor in living room

In fact, not only is Agreeable Gray popular in the greige-taupe worlds but in the GRAY world too. Agreeable Gray is often referred to as ‘the most popular light gray paint colour‘. It’s not gray, but I get it.

Greige vs Taupe Paint Colours: What’s The Big Difference?

WHAT TYPE OF COLOR IS AGREEABLE GRAY – IS IT MORE GRAY OR BEIGE?

The quick answer is that Agreeable Gray is a wee bit tipsy towards GRAY over beige – but it isn’t TOTALLY gray. Agreeable Gray is a greige-taupe hybrid that can EASILY pass as a warm gray (which we’ll get into shortly). It’s open to perception based on the room/surface it’s on and the person looking at it – some call it greige, others call it gray (but it sure as heck isn’t beige)!

This next image shows how Agreeable Gray favours gray over beige – the walls look more beige in comparison…

Comparing differences of China White, Gossamer, Agreeable vs Colonnade. Kylie M Edesign

In this next image, you can see how Agreeable Gray COULD lean into some considerable warmth under the right circumstances…but it ain’t beige.

natural light, compare differences of CHINA WHITE, GOSSAMER, AGREEABLE vs COLONNADE Kylie M Edesign

And one more image, showing Agreeable Gray in its most natural state (and I miiiight even see a wink of green undertone)…

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, best greige taupe with Gossamer Veil, China White, samples. Kylie m

How to Sample the Right Way with Peel & Stick: SAMPLIZE

Notice that the previous THREE photos are taken in the same room, just in different spots – WHAAAT? That’s right – same colour, same room, different walls. This is exactly what you should do when sampling paint colours, as suggested in the above link.

Overall, Agreeable Gray is one darn non-committal neutral paint colour with minimal undertones.

WHAT’S THE LRV OF AGREEABLE GRAY?

Agreeable Gray’s LRV comes in at 60, which is DAAMN close to my magic number of 62. If that whole ‘LRV business’ goes RIGHT over your head, that’s okay. If you’re curious, it’s super simple to learn. The gist is that every paint colour has an LRV number on a scale of 0-100. 0 is black, and 100 is white (although our useable range only goes up to 94).

A colour’s LRV number lets you know how dark or light it is. 

E-design, e-decor online color consultation with Kylie M Interiors. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray in a farmhouse style dining room with wood beams, flooring and bench

See more of this ‘Agreeable’ project HERE

With an LRV of 60, Agreeable Gray is light, but not a ‘washed-out bordering on off-white’ kinda light. I have a great article on the topic of LRV if you want to learn more (it’s saved MANY lives…and marriages).

In the previous dining room photo, notice where the light hits the wall. Anything short of a DARK colour will wash out like this with a direct hit of light. However, you’ll see on the other walls that it holds itself well. This is pretty normal for an LRV of 60.

In this next dining room, Agreeable Gray is a great complement to the vintage-style wood cabinet and dining set. If you look from trim to wall, you’ll see what an LRV of 60 gives you concerning contrast…

Dining room in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, traditional style wood table and china cabinet with decor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online best paint color expert

WHAT ARE AGREEABLE GRAY’S UNDERTONES

For those of you who are sensitive to the USUAL cool undertones, Agreeable Gray is one of the more NEUTRAL greige-taupe paint colours.

Why do I refer to Agreeable Gray as a greige-taupe/warm gray?

Agreeable Gray is flexible and not that committed to an undertone. Greige tends to favour a green undertone; taupe loves a touch of violet. And sure, in some lights, Agreeable Gray picks up a very vague violet, and in others, a wink o’ green. HOWEVER, a lot of the time, Agreeable Gray registers as having NO undertone at all (perception can be at play).

For example, put Agreeable Gray in a room with violet-pink (taupe) undertones, and it can look a bit green ‘in comparison’…

Agreeable Gray and its undertones, room with wood floor, brick. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

However, because it’s not that committed to its undertone, given the right environment or exposure, it can flash into violet or blue as well.

Remember, every gray or greige will grab undertones – you can’t run; they will find you.

Natural light, exposure, and light bulbs can affect how a paint colour looks – how could they NOT? And Agreeable Gray is definitely sensitive to its surroundings, as shown in this next photo…

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, greige paint colour in north and south facing rooms. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour expert. paint review

North, East, South, West: Which Paint Colour is the Best?

As for whether it’s a warm gray or greige-taupe, it depends on which camp you’re in and how you see things. I like to cover my bases, even though, in MOST situations, Agreeable Gray looks greige-taupe – not gray.

DOES AGREEABLE GRAY EVER LOOK PINK?

Agreeable Gray doesn’t NATURALLY want to look pink, so that would be more about its surroundings. Another way that Agreeable Gray could look pink is if you don’t get it mixed by a Sherwin-Williams technician (try not to colour-match).

WILL AGREEABLE LOOK VIOLET-PURPLE?

I’ve seen Agreeable Gray go overly violet ONE TIME in my many experiences (coming up shortly). This is an exception as Agreeable Gray is more likely to read as a relatively NEUTRAL warm gray or greige-taupe paint colour. Any undertone should be SUPER subtle.

WILL AGREEABLE GRAY LOOK GREEN?

I’ve seen a green undertone pop up once in a while in Agreeable Gray, ESPECIALLY when it’s partnered with finishes with a soft violet or violet-pink undertone.

This next space, which is SO well-decorated (I have such great clients), shows how Agreeable Gray has a slightly green hue compared to the violet in the flooring (she hired me to fix it)…

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray best warm grey paint colour, corner fireplace with stone and shiplap, kitchen island in Dovetail.

AGREEABLE GRAY IN A NORTH-FACING ROOM

You can anticipate Agreeable Gray cooling down slightly in a north-facing room. Northern light is a gray light that can further encourage the gray tucked in Agreeable Gray, which is probably why it isn’t called Agreeable Greige.

The Best Paint Colours for North-Facing Rooms

no entryway, hooks on wall with board and batten, gray wash wood floor. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray paint color on walls.

AGREEABLE GRAY IN A SOUTH-FACING ROOM

A south-facing room is where Agreeable Gray is at its best, or ‘most expected’ – as a soft, light greige-taupe with a minimal undertone. This next photo makes me ALL kinds of happy. However, it’s ALSO as warm as you can ever expect Agreeable Gray to look – you’d almost think it was Edgecomb Gray!

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, transitional style living room, two storey, white trim, modern farmhouse style. Kylie M Interiors. Client before photo

Kitchen and eating nook, white cabinets, grey island. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, client before photo. Modern farmhouse, transitional s

And yes, I know there are east and west-facing rooms too. However, those buggers change their light SO much throughout the day that it would add MANY paragraphs to my blog post (I have separate blog posts on them here).

The gist is that in an east-facing room, you can expect Agreeable Gray to act a bit more like a north-facing room but perhaps a touch flatter. In a west-facing room, in the morning, it can fall a bit flat and dull. However, in the afternoon, it will warm up nicely, especially in the later hours.

Here are a few more shots of Agreeable Gray in random rooms, giving you a well-rounded look at this gorgeous neutral colour…

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, best greige wall paint colour, taupe side table, neutral bed linens and home decor. Kylie M

The Best Paint Colors for a South-Facing Room

Sherwin Williams Pure White shiplap feature wall in dining room, Agreeable Gray greige walls, modern farmhouse style, graywash LVT wood look floor.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. farmhouse style, buffetclock with dark trim beams. Kylie M

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SHERWIN WILLIAMS ANEW GRAY vs AGREEABLE GRAY

Anew Gray is the slightly darker version of Agreeable Gray, so more of a light-medium depth (LRV of 47 for all of my colour nerds). Anew Gray has a similar approach to Agreeable Gray, being a gray-beige blend. However, Anew Gray leans just a WINK warmer.

Anew Gray living room, stacked ledgestone fireplace, gallery wall, beige carpet. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting and blog advice

And while Anew Gray can lean a bit cooler in some lights, it doesn’t go as far as Agreeable Gray…

Sherwin Williams Anew Gray entryway, Greige, mushroom paint colour, white front door, chandelier and mirror. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, virtual online paint colour consulting. Client before photo

Paint Colour Review of Sherwin Williams Anew Gray

And just like Agreeable Gray, Anew Gray isn’t very married to a particular undertone and can flex its muscles on a per-room basis.

WHAT WHITE TRIM COLOR SHOULD YOU USE WITH AGREEABLE GRAY?

Agreeable Gray isn’t TOO fussy when it comes to white paint colours, but I would focus on…

WILL AGREEABLE GRAY LOOK GOOD WITH CREAM CABINETS?

Generally speaking, NO, Agreeable Gray won’t work with many cream cabinets or wall paint colours. However, this is open to opinion (isn’t everything, though?). My PERSONAL opinion is that it’s a very touchy combination that isn’t usually in the best interest of either colour or the surrounding finishes.

The 16 Best Paint Colours for Cream Cabinets or Trim

As shown in this next photo, a warm, soft white/off-white is really STRETCHING Agreeable Gray’s comfort zone. If these cabinets and trims were any warmer, it would be a hard-no for this combo…

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray a greige paint color on walls with cream painted cabinets in Benjamin Moore Linen White, oak wood flooring, butlers pantry

Notice how BLUE Agreeable Gray looks ‘in comparison’ to the creamy warmth of the cabinets. This is a great example of Agreeable Gray shifting its look and undertones based on its environment.

IS AGREEABLE GRAY A GOOD COLOUR FOR THE EXTERIOR OF A HOME?

Agreeable Gray can be AWESOME on exteriors, either as a siding or trim colour. It’s well-suited to many of the popular stone and brick coverings. However, be aware that in reasonable natural light, it can look lighter than expected.

This next photo is the one I alluded to earlier – where Agreeable Gray grabs a TON of violet undertone. This is more of an exception than a rule. Agreeable Gray usually comes off WAY more neutral than this, with minimal to no undertone at all…

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, Snowbound, Comfort Gray, on exterior painted brick home, white trim, Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting, diy

However, the above is a professional photo, so the colour is likely edited.

On this next exterior, look at HOW MUCH MORE MUTED Agreeable Gray looks…

Exterior siding in greige, warm gray Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, Acier trim with stone and gray roof. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy decorating ideas (2)

The stone on this exterior is pretty common. If your stone has MORE violet than this one, be careful with Agreeable Gray. Instead, you might shift to Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray or Knitting Needles.

WHY?

Surfaces with a more noticeable violet or violet-pink undertone may demand more violet than Agreeable Gray can offer.

WHICH PAINT COLOURS ARE SIMILAR TO AGREEABLE GRAY?

Remember, paint companies CAN’T match each other’s colours perfectly. However, there are several colours with similar intentions regarding undertone and LRV…

Once you’re done with this blog post, check out THIS bad boy – Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray, Revere Pewter & More

Benjamin Moore Collingwood warm gray paint colour in dining room with Pure White wainscoting, beige tile floor and transitional style home decor.

Benjamin Moore Collingwood

WHAT COLOURS GO WELL WITH AGREEABLE GRAY?

Agreeable Gray will be a bit fussy about some warmer beige, tan and cream paint colours. However, there’s still a WIDE range of other colours to explore, such as…

Not sure if Agreeable Gray is the colour for you? Check these out…

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Originally written in 2019, updated in DEC 2022



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  1. I will be using your advice in the home we are in now – two downsizes since 2007 – from 5900 square feet to 3700 square feet to 2700 square feet (I have a lot of stuff and damned expensive stuff that will end up with the younger members of this family hopefully as soon as possible). This last house needs a lot of updating, however because we have my mom with us (96.5years old with medical issues), we just cannot do what needs doing. We were thinking of an overall plan i.e. bathrooms (the worst) will have to wait – can’t turn off the water to get them done -would not work for my mother. However perhaps we could have an overall plan that would work if we painted the rooms we live in now (some of them). Main rooms face east and west. We can send you a floor plan if that would help – have done a number of houses – heritage – loved them but too big for us now. This one has possibilities but it is a bit bland and sad.

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      Sharon, I would love to help you make a colour plan! This way you’ll know that the rooms/colours you paint right now, will work as you do more rooms down the road! And yes, floor plan definitely helps, along with photos and the questionnaire of course! You can just hop into my E-design and see which package makes sense. Actually, I just remembered that my 4+ rooms aren’t available right now, but if you make a list of the rooms and send an email, we can get you sorted out. You’ll want to do a list of which rooms are their OWN colours and which rooms you’d like to be the same colour as each other (along with any feature wall/cabinets/trim needs 🙂
      ~Kylie

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      My BEST recommendation would be to simply have the paint store lighten Agreeable Gray by 25%! And if this is too much, you can even do 10-15%, but it’s pretty fractional (at best). That will be the best way to keep the general look of it with a minimal shift in undertones 😉

  2. My walls are all agreeable gray! Love the color! I’m curious to know which direction you would go with the trim color if you had cherry cabinets (looks better next to alabaster) or pure white (looks better next to bright the white ceilings the builder sprayed). Which direction would you choose! Thank you! I love your blog!

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      Hi Laura! If you CAN…take a look at BM White Dove – not as white as Pure White but not as warm as Alabaster! But if I had to choose between the 2 SW colours, probably Pure White, only so the ceiling doesn’t look too stark/harsh.

  3. Hey Kylie!

    Great review! Do you still offer the “Random Questions” option on your website? I didn’t see it recently. Thanks in advance!

    April

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      Thank you April! Sadly, I don’t. It was too hard to account for the variety of questions vs the time it would take to answer them!

  4. Yay for SW Agreeable Gray! We chose this for the main living areas of our whole house remodel along with SW pure white for the trim and kitchen cabinets (formerly yellow oak). Question – planning to paint the kitchen island a deep, rich blue with butcher block counter. Tentatively settled on SW Seaworthy but not 100%. Any other colors come to mind? Thanks Kylie! Your site has been invaluable since we moved 8 months ago and started this remodel. Love it. ????

  5. Hi there! You mention that Agreeable Gray loves Pure White for trim, etc. Does Repose Gray love Pure White too, or is High Reflective White better? I’m doing a kitchen reno and the cabinet maker will use Benjamin Moore ChantillyLace on the cabinets with Carrera Marble for countertops, and I need a good SW white for the baseboards. Thank you so much for your blog! I just stumbled upon it last week.

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      Hellooooo Lori! Repose Gray DOES love Pure White! I won’t say that High Reflective is better or worse, it’s just a clean/crisp approach. Pure White is pretty darned white, but compared to HRW it does come across a bit softer. Now if it were ME, I would (if possible) do the same white on the cabinets and the trim, but short of that I would do HRW as it will be closer to Chantilly Lace (or even Extra White). HOpe that helps 🙂

  6. Thank you, your info is soooo helpful!
    I was leaning toward Agreeable gray until I saw you don’t recommend it with Alabaster trim and doors. Which greyish can you recommend for Alabaster to still get that crisp look and, but not with blue under tone?

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      Hi Michelle! I would take a look at SW Pure White. I mean, you can do AGreeable with Alabaster, but it can be a BIT warm. I actually love BM White Dove!

  7. Hi Kylie, Would you use SW Agreeable Gray on trim and kitchen cabinets and SW Pure White as wall color? Curious if this flip would get your seal of approval?

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      Hmmm, interesting. I don’t think I would as I think it’s a trend that hasn’t QUITE caught on and is going to be shorter lived…

  8. My main area faces west. My floors and kitchen cabinets are a dark brown. My furniture and rugs are a creamy off white. What do you suggest?

  9. I am so onboard with you about Agreeable Gray. It seems to match every way imaginable in my home. Now we are remodeling the basement and I plan to put a 15 light door to the access so I need to find a gray with blue undertones that looks amazing with Agreeable Gray. The blue because we are painting the basement cabinetry navy and the tiles in the bathroom are a gray-slate color. I’m headed to the SW store (I could spend hours there) and headed straight to Argos. Whatcha think?

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      Ooo, I DO love Argos, but keep in mind that it’s a blue-green (gray) and can lean into that, so it can depend on the navy that you picked for the cabinets! There’s a chance it could be a touch too green for some navy blues.

  10. My kitchen cabinets and trim and doors are all a cream color. Do you think Agreeable Gray goes well with cream trim.? I’m seeing white trims mentioned a lot.

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      Hi Brooke, Agreeable Gray can be a stretch with cream as it’s a bit too clean/cool for most creams – they might not sit well together.

      1. What then would you recommend with creamy Dover White (w/chocolate glaze) kitchen cabinets? Dover White is the trim throughout the house. Thank you!

  11. My kitchen and main living areas are Agreeable Gray, and now I’m looking for a cabinet paint color. White is a good possibility, but I’m also considering a darker greige option, at least for the island. Any suggestions?

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      Hi Katie! When it comes to a cabinet colour it’s the LEAST about the wall colour and the MOST about the countertop, backsplash and flooring combo! You’d want to make sure that your cabinet colour suits those surfaces first and then work out from there 🙂

    2. What was the recommendation for the trim situation? We are trying not to paint all
      Our trim work and are looking for a good color.

  12. Hi Kylie, I painted my master bath Agreeable Gray and need some help choosing a lighter tone for my master bedroom. What would you suggest ? Thank you for any help you could give me.

  13. Can you suggest a gray spray paint that is similar to agreeable gray? I am painting some chairs in my gameroom and have agreeable gray on the walls. I would like for the gray spray paint to coordinate.

  14. Hi Kylie, I want to paint my oak cabinets and like the idea of having gray cabinets. My counter top is white granite with specks of black and backsplash is dark gray colour. My floor is hard wood oak and I have black appliances. Any suggestions for kitchen cabinet colour? Do you think Agreeable Gray would look ok? Thanks.

  15. I thought I had found my color. Ran to the paint store and brought home my sample of Agreeable Gray and eagerly slapped it on my wall…then I did a second spot to see it in different light. I was so bummed to discover this isn’t the color for me! I absolutely love it and other similar colors in photos online, is something wrong with me?! This color has rave reviews. It’s too gray for me and I really expected the hints of beige to pick up more than I see them. I’m trying to get rid of the yellow “Jakarta” by DE that was left behind from the previous owners. Back to square one. I’m thinking of trying Accessible Beige next, just really scared of any hints of yellow in my east/west facing home. Or maybe a warm white?? Choosing paint colors is so difficult!

  16. Hi Kylie!
    I am painting my living room agreeable gray but would like a darker color in my connecting dining room. I have chair rail in my dining room and will be painting it Dover white along with the wall below and the rest of the trim. Would SW Navel work for a coordinating color? Or even something in the darker teal family?

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      Hi Hazel, I’m sorry about that! I’m going to talk to Tim (the technologically inclined husband) and see if he can get that going for you…

  17. What colors for drapes, accents, etc do you recommend for Agreeable Gray that looks cool and blue in an effort to warm it up to the more Greige side.

  18. I’m so torn between SW Agreeable Gray & Modern Gray!! The blue tone you referenced on a north facing wall scares me! I’d rather lean toward beige or taupe vs possible gray/blue.
    And thank you for the alabaster tip! I’m afraid pure white will be “too white” for me….I’ll have to check out BM White Dove!

  19. Wouod you recommend agreeable grey for the exterior? I assume it would lighten up but cant find any good photos. Thank you.

  20. I used agreeable grey in my son’s east facing room that doesn’t get a lot of light. It was a rushed decision because we were getting new carpet in the next morning and I wanted to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Turns out the carpet swatch named “not brown” should have its name changed to “definitely grey”. Now the walls look like a cold baby blue and I am not happy with the carpet or walls. Now I find my self in “shelter in place” and have nothing to do but research paint. I am thinking of painting his walls accessible beige instead. Do you think that will help to warm the room (and carpet) up some? He does have navy blue furniture (think pottery barn kids color).
    Thanks for any advice –

    ps going to try SW Sea Salt in my daughters room that shares the same east window low light situation and carpet as my son’ s room.

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      Hi Vicki, yes, from the sounds of it, Accessible could be a nice adjustment, without going overly warm/beige toned :), which sounds like was your original intentions with Agreeable!

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      Hi Katelyn, generally speaking, I like the look of Pure White as it has a bit of softness, but isn’t overly cream NOR overly stark!

  21. Which gray would be better, Repose or agreeable gray, for a west facing living room with orangy oak floors and a gray sofa. There is low to medium light exposure..I do love both colors..but need help deciding.. trim is ulta-pure white. Thanks!

  22. Do you recommend Agreeable Gray for a modern exterior? Or do you have a couple favorite colors for the exterior light modern house?
    Thank you!!!

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      I think it could look striking! Just make sure it doesn’t flash at all purple on you. As for faves, it’s ALLLLL about the roof/stone/trim colour as I could go from SW Pure White to SW Big Chill or even to Aesthetic White! Repose Gray can also be stunning, but again, just make sure you love those undertones :).

  23. If you’re not in love with agreeable gray with how much beige it ha or repose gray with how much gray it has but want something say in between…… or a tad lighter. What would you suggest?

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      Hi Emily, depends on the room. If it’s a brighter room or has high ceilings you can get away with it. If you have a lower ceiling or not too much light, I’d probably stick with white :).

  24. I’m having the exterior on my midcentury house painted before listing it. I’m planning to use Agreeable Gray on the siding, with Iron Ore on the posts, beams and windows (midcentury house). Do you think that’s a good pair? Are there any go to colors for exterior paints for selling?

    The house also has lots of Japanese maple trees and camellias, and a horizontal redwood fencing that is stained semi-transparent Cabot Dark Slate. Ack, exteriors are hard!

  25. Thank you so much for this post on agreeable gray and for also mentioning anew gray! These are the two i am considering and thank you for comparing them

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      Well, thank YOU! I do get SO many questions and sometimes it’s nice to just read a note like yours – thank you!

  26. I have a cream color leather sectional and am torn between repainting my walls alabaster or agreeable gray. Will either of those look good with the cream couch? It’s a west facing living room.

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      Hi Mandy! It can depend on the amount of yellow in your cream, but I DEFINITELY lean more into Alabaster, as Agreeable Gray could look a bit dingy compared to cream and could make the leather look more yellow in comparison :).

  27. Hi! I have a new build open floor plan with a couple big south on one side and big windows windows & French doors on the north side.. the kitchen is the only room with only north facing French doors and a transom window with no porch cover on the exterior and I’m wondering if I can pull off pure white for all my trim & agreeable gray for my cabinets with that northern light? I also want a blue green island if that changes anything at all! Thoughts ?

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      Hi Kalyn, I don’t see any problem with the sounds of that at all! And I saw your note re: meaning the WALLS would be Agreeable Gray ;).

  28. Love the article! I’m wondering what is the name/color of the rug in the living room pic with the adorable doggie (Agreeable Gray in north facing room) and where can I purchase one?
    Thank you!

  29. Hello I’m thinking about painting our kitchen cabinets Agreeable Gray, kitchen island MH Silverado Sage, trim Chantilly Lace. What do you think about using 50% lighter Agreeable Gray for walls?

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      Hi Noel! The 25% change will be so subtle and you’ll really see no shift between walls/cabinets, especially with the way sheen can make cabinet paint look that bit lighter. To get contrast, you’ll need the HIGH end of the off-white range or go closer to the light-medium to medium depths!

  30. What wall color should I use!?!? Builder only uses SW. Tried matching Edgecomb Gray but no bueno so we picked Agreeable Gray for cabinets. Not sure if we should use same color for walls. Not much wall exposure in kitchen because cabinets are to ceiling but it is an open floor plan. We color matched Chantilly Lace for trim and doors. We also matched MH Silverado Sage for kitchen island and dining built in. Almost just want to give up the search and do walls Chantilly Lace as well. Just was hoping to have contrast against trim and doors.

  31. Hey there I am renovating an old farm house and so far my kitchen cabinets have been ordered. The bottom cabinets and island will be done in agreeable grey and the rope are white. Just wondering what colours would be best for walls and trim, it is open concept to the dining room and living room. I prefer warm tones and so far have thought about adding gold accents. The counter tops are Calcutta quartz.

  32. Hi! I just found your blog and it is so helpful, thank you!!! I am debating between agreeable gray and Edgecomb Gray. Which is lighter? Wondering about going 50% strength of agreeable gray? Do you like to do this?

  33. Hi Kylie! Thanks for this post! Our ‘90s northwest-facing 2 story brick home has a mix of vinyl and wood framed windows. The vinyl looks very close to agreeable grey! What color on the brick could offer a contrast to agreeable grey trim? I’m also considering just going one color and painting the whole thing with agreeable grey and save contrast for the front door and shutters!

  34. Just wanted to say that, as expected, your articles are so informative! I don’t even have a follow-up question, because you helped convince me that this is not the color I’m looking for. Thank you for removing confusion and narrowing it down so definitively!! AND you pointed out colors that I realize are better suited to my room’s needs, so I’m not left still scrambling. Yours is hands-down the best paint blog out there. Thank you for all that you do!

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