All about Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, plus 30 real homes that use it…
Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray (#7029) is a warm greige that works well in almost any space.
You know how there’s just that one person in your life that is super sweet and loved by basically every person they meet? Think of Agreeable Gray as her.
It’s not a statement color but rather a soothing shade that can easily fade into the background and let your furnishings take center stage.
I’ve got a lot of information for you in this post. We’ll compare Agreeable Gray to some other popular greiges and see how 30 real homes use it.
Basic Info About Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
For such a popular color, Sherwin Williams is fairly tight-lipped about this shade on their website. I guess they are kind of like a mama who loves all of her children equally—no special treatment for this shade.
I, on the other hand, can easily break this baby down and give you all the info you need to decide if Agreeable Gray is right for your home.
Agreeable Gray’s LRV
Agreeable Gray is one of the most popular colors Sherwin Williams offers. Part of that may have to do with the LRV number.
LRV stands for light reflective value, which is basically just a fancy-schmancy way of saying how dark or light a color feels based on the light reflections.
The higher an LRV is, the lighter the color is. It’s done on a scale of 1 – 100, so think of 1 as pitch black and 100 as a bright white.
While there are some people who love extremes, most of us are perfectly happy and content to stay in the middle lane. This is particularly true when it comes to paint colors!
For me, an LRV right around 60 seems to be the happy spot when you’re looking for a good neutral. It’s not too light but it’s certainly not dark. Coincidentally, Agreeable Gray has an LVR of 60. Perhaps that’s why they call it “agreeable”? 😉
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Agreeable Gray vs Other Paint Colors
It often helps to see the undertones of a shade when it’s compared with similar colors. Here’s how Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray stacks up against three other popular paint colors.
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Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray
Both of these Sherwin Williams shades are neutral warm grays. However, with an LVR of 58, Repose Gray is a touch darker than Agreeable Gray. If you don’t want a greige, you probably wouldn’t be happy with either of these colors!
Between the two, Repose Gray is more of that classic gray shade than Agreeable Gray, but it’s still warm. It also can have green undertones in some low-light situations, which you may or may not love.
Agreeable Gray vs Accessible Beige
Similarly, Accessible Beige has an LVR of 58, so slightly darker than Agreeable Gray. Where I would call Agreeable Gray a gray shade (albeit a warm one!), Accessible Beige, on the other hand, is called beige for a reason.
This shade is definitely more taupe than gray, and quite a bit warmer than Agreeable Gray.
Agreeable Gray vs Revere Pewter
With an LVR of 55, Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter stands out as the darkest in this group. This shade is an incredibly popular one that you’ve probably seen on your internet feed at some point.
Compared to Agreeable Gray, Revere Pewter is much warmer of a shade. To me, it almost looks like tan or beige.
30 Real Homes with Agreeable Gray
Now we’re getting to the good stuff! I can tell you about light reflection and undertones all day long, but let’s face it—it’s more fun to look at pictures and see how this shade actually looks in people’s homes.
Of course, I always recommend you test a shade out in your home before you commit to buying 4 gallons (ask me how I know!), but this will at least give you a good starting point.
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SW Agreeable Gray in Living Spaces
The living room is the hangout zone of your home. If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend a good amount of time staring at the walls, so make sure they are coated in a shade that works!
Here’s how Agreeable Gray looks in real living rooms.
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This image gives you a great idea of how Agreeable Gray looks in a room with plenty of natural light. Plus, you can really see the shade pop against the white trim below!
Again, this is a fantastic example of how light and bright this paint shade reads when it’s in a room with plenty of natural light. At first glance, the walls almost look white, but you can see the contrast between the ceiling and trim.
I love how the fireplace really pops with this shade. You can see how warm SW Agreeable Gray is here against that gray stone.
Similarly, Agreeable Gray also works well with a whitewashed fireplace like this one. I think it would also look fantastic with a DIY German Smear fireplace too!
This photo shows you how Agreeable Gray looks when flooded with pretty natural light (that view!!), but also how artificial lighting can change the color.
Take a look at the color variation between the light from the chandelier and the wall right next to it—it’s a pretty major difference.
In this home, the paint shade takes on an almost creamy oatmeal shade that’s very pretty with all the white furniture.
Here’s a great example of when Agreeable Gray can pick up just a teeny bit of a green undertone.
As you can see, this hue also works great when painted on both the walls and the ceilings in two different finishes.
The paint looks slightly darker here than in some of the other photos, but it’s still a beautiful, subtle shade.
I love this shade in an entryway or foyer! It can set the tone for your entire home by creating a soothing scene.
If you are a fan of white furniture, Agreeable Gray may be just the shade you are looking for! It helps your furniture pop without detracting from it.
If you want a statement ceiling like in this living room, SW Agreeable Gray is a beautiful shade that doesn’t detract from the view.
SW Agreeable Gray in Bathrooms
Bathrooms can be notoriously tricky when it comes to picking paint. This is because most bathrooms have very little (if any!) natural light, and the wrong paint can leave your walls looking muddy and flat.
Agreeable Gray may be just the shade you need—here are a few examples.
This bathroom gets a decent amount of natural light, but if you look at the corners of the room, you can get an idea of how SW Agreeable Gray will look when light isn’t hitting it.
I love this shade with white cabinets. Just like it did with the furniture, it helps them pop and keeps the room from being too monochromatic.
On the flip side, if you’re a fan of color (like me!), Agreeable Gray works really well with more bold shades like these navy cabinets too.
Despite the large windows in this space, all the natural light is directing down towards the floor. This is a great example of how Agreeable Gray might look when it has less natural light.
It’s still very pretty but those purple undertones start to peek out a bit more.
Bedrooms with SW Agreeable Gray
Paired with the dramatic wood ceiling, this shade fades into the background in a really good way.
Again, the neutralness of this tone works really well in this bedroom. The paint color compliments rather than competes with the patterns and colors.
This bedroom with SW Agreeable Gray shows how the hue can pick up hints of creamy taupe.
If you scroll through the photos of this adorable nursery below, you’ll notice how the paint picks up a green undertone. This is likely due to the green trees reflecting light through the window.
In a bedroom flooded with natural light like this one, the hue almost looks like a creamy off-white.
Here’s another beautiful nursery with Agreeable Gray on the walls. If you want a chic, pretty shade that will grow with your child, this is a great option!
Agreeable Gray in Other Spaces
Thinking about adding Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray to your entryway, laundry room, or dining space? Here are a few examples to show you want this paint looks like in those spaces!
Could this view be any more serene? You can see on the left-hand side where the light reflects off the greenery and those green undertones in the paint start to come out a bit more.
This entryway console gets a bit less natural light so the shade is slightly darker, but still welcoming.
Laundry is one of my least favorite chores, but if I had a serene, pretty space like this laundry room with Agreeable Gray, I may feel differently!
Looking for a pretty neutral that you can use in your kitchen then wrap around to your eat-in dining space? This shade may be just the thing!
If you’re wondering how Agreeable Gray looks at night or in a space with no natural light at all, here’s a great example. This space has warm lighting so it pulls those warm purple undertones out.
If you have a great room where your dining, living, and entry are all open to each other, Agreeable Gray can be a great option.
Agreeable Gray in a kitchen works so well, particularly if you have white cabinets. This gives you the look of an all-white kitchen but with more depth.
You can dress it up or dress it down – either way, Agreeable Gray in a dining room looks fantastic!
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about SW Agreeable Gray + 30 real homes that use it.
More Paint Colors to Consider
If you aren’t sure whether Agreeable Gray is the right paint for you, I’ve got plenty of other options for you to check out:
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