Agreeable Gray Living Room

Agreeable Gray Living Room

Pin18K Share124 Tweet Email RedditShares 18K Update: I am so happy and grateful that so many people are finding this post useful. I have been receiving requests for paint color advice via comments and email. I am unable to provide advice on your specific room or home in the comments because I need more information in order to give you accurate help. I offer a virtual paint color selection service that you can read more about on my Services page. The other day I did a consult with a client to select paint colors for her open living room / dining room / kitchen. The home had been a builder spec home in a new development, and the client had re-painted when they moved in but felt the color, which was a very cool blue-gray, wasn’t quite right. Her instincts were right, and I could definitely see how she’d had trouble selecting the right paint color. The builder had used a pretty stone on the fireplace with warm gray undertones, tan carpeting, medium dark wood floors (not too red, which was good), espresso colored cabinets, and then granite countertops that were mostly gold with flecks of burgundy. The fixed finishes were all over the place, and the gray they’d picked was too cool to coordinate with any of them. I brought my Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore paint decks along with loose swatches of some of my favorite colors. I also brought drafting tape and a piece of white foam core. I like to tape the loose swatches to the foam core and then move the foam core around the room. Plus, the white of the foam keeps the existing wall color from distorting the color of the swatches. We eventually settled on three options for the living area that were all warm grays and then three options for blue-greens in the kitchen and dining area. We discussed painting the cabinets ivory to better coordinate with the cottage style the client prefers. These are my go-to, warm, light gray paint colors and my starting point in just about any room where I know I’m not doing a color or a beige. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 2029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams is definitely one of my top favorite colors for walls. It’s a warm stony color right in between true gray and beige. The undertone of the color leans more towards yellow-orange than toward green. Domiteaux + Baggett Architects, PLLC, Dallas Julea Reinventing Space, Palos Park Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172 I know that everyone (on Pinterest) is loving Revere Pewter these days and with good reason. This is my top contender for my client’s living room because it paired nicely with the stone in her fireplace. It’s got a little more pigment in it than the Sherwin-Williams light grays (second swatch down on the strip) and has a more yellow-green undertone. Scavullo Design Interiors, San Francisco Lucy McLintic, San Francisco Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray SW 7043 Worldly Gray is cooler than Agreeable Gray with more green in the undertone. It’s a beautiful color that looks lovely with natural wood. Unique Spaces, Ottawa Boyer Building Corporation, Minnetonka Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173 Edgecomb Gray is right below Revere Pewter in the Benjamin Moore paint deck, but Edgecomb Gray has more yellow in it than Revere Pewter and less pigment. It’s a wonderful alternative to beige and much more versatile. Cardea Building Co., San Francisco Divine Custom Homes, Hudson Sherwin Williams Useful Gray SW 7050 Useful Gray has a yellow-green undertone to it and also looks great with natural wood. It’s light and fresh feeling. Scovell Wolfe & Associates, Inc, Kansas City Sarah Stacey Interior Design, Austin Benjamin Moore Stingray 1529 Stingray also has a yellow-green undertone. It’s another beautiful versatile gray that’s neither too warm (beige) or too cool. Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders, San Francisco Kelly Mcguill Home, Walpole Sherwin Williams Sedate Gray SW 6169 Sedate Gray is probably my all time favorite gray. It’s definitely a green undertone, but it’s still warm. It doesn’t tend to look sagey, and it works well with all colors of natural wood. I have used most of the colors from the same paint strip and find that they are somewhat changeable with the light, looking cooler or warmer depending on the time of day. It also looks really beautiful with marble. CM Glover, New York T.R. Builder, Inc., New Port News All of these grays work really well for rooms with lighter hardwood floors and for rooms with wood trim. If you prefer darker colored walls or just a little more pigment than these light grays, you can always use the third swatch down on the Sherwin-Williams paint strip or the fourth or fifth swatch on the Benjamin Moore strip (for the non HC colors). I like to use the lightest color on the strip for the ceiling instead of stark white. If you need help with selecting paint colors for your home, please visit my Services page to learn more about my virtual paint color consultations. GET A FREE PDF DOWNLOAD Did you enjoy this post? You can download a free printable PDF of my top light gray paint colors for walls that you can print out at home and bring with you to the paint store. Just enter your email, and you’ll be sent a link where you can download the PDF. First Name Last Name Email Pin18K Share124 Tweet Email RedditShares 18K
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

Hi Kristi! We just painted our living room in Anew Gray and we love it! We bought samples of both Anew Gray and Agreeable Gray and the Agreeable was just too light for me. I love the contrast against our white trim and fireplace that the Anew Gray gives us! Our room gets tons of natural light throughout the day, so that definitely keeps it from being too dark. I’m not sure how much light you get in that room, but I think having the white beneath the chair rail would keep it bright enough. I know whichever you choose will be pretty!
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

While Worldly Gray and Agreeable Gray are very similar to each other, they aren’t quite the same.  Both are trying to sneak into the ‘greige’ world as they have far more beige/brown in them than the average gray, however Agreeable Gray just has a slight bit more purple (taupe/brown), Worldly has more of a gray/brown undertone.
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

I think Agreeable Gray would be a great backdrop to all of your colors- in your case I think Anew gray would be to much gray for you. Agreeable gray is light, sophisticated, and not harsh or sterile.
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

Just wanted to chime in that our entire house – interior and exterior – is SW Agreeable Gray with BM White Dove trim and black doors. Agreeable Gray has been the perfect canvas. It does not have any blue/green/brown undertones, but it is definitely a warm gray. I love that it looks perfectly neutral in any light. It is not dark but still provides contrast to make the trim look crisp white. My house doesn’t have the bones that yours does with all of your molding. I have to admit, if I had all of that fancy molding like you do, I’d paint the whole room BM White Dove in a heartbeat! It’s such a warm rich white!
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

I love the Agreeable Gray! I’m not one that likes gray on walls, because of the coldness it puts off. The Agreeable Gray, is so fresh and I think it will fit in with everything you are doing in this area of your house. I also love Incredible White for the music room, I also think you could do one shade darker and it would be nice too!
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

So I too can’t decide Repose Gray and Ageeable Gray, seems that repose has a wee bit more purple, where agreeable is more beige. My new floors are smoked chestnut (with black and gold). The first color I chose was requisite gray sw, but after painting one wall all I can see is purple :(!!!! Now I got Repose and Agreeable, can’t pick, HELP. Thanks
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Agreeable Gray Living Room

Great idea! I’m like you–not really a gray girl (SOOO glad it is becoming acceptable to use colors other than gray!–sidenote: I’m also glad gold is making a reappearance)–but we did paint our house Revere Pewter from BM (which is a close match to Accessible Beige by SW). Very pleased with the warmth of that color. But it’s outside, so I don’t know if would seem too dark inside… Between Agreeable and Anew, I think I’d lean toward Agreeable. Yes, it might seem safe, but I think I like it more because you don’t want it to end up competing with everything else–it will warm up the walls and help your beautiful trip pop, but if you go too dark, it is going to start making a statement itself, and you have enough statements planned for this room. If I’m making any sense… And the lightest shade for the music room is a great idea. Will warm it up a bit, too, and really help tie the spaces together without everything being the same color. Brava! Can’t wait to see it–I’m totally loving your space!