Sherwin Williams’ Agreeable Gray is a pretty, light gray paint color for any room in the house: living room or family room, dining room, foyer, hallway, bedroom, home office and more.
Gray paint is EVERYWHERE these days!
I was always all about tan paint (it’s warmer!), but walking into a third house with walls that needed to be painted, I figured it’d be a fun time to try out gray paint and see if we like it. (See our favorite whole house neutral paint colors here.)
We looked at a LOT of gray paint samples and decided on what seems to be everyone’s’ favorite light gray paint, Sherwin Williams’ Agreeable Gray (SW 7029).
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It’s pretty and light enough that the gray doesn’t overpower a room. I didn’t want anything too dark.
I like it, but I think people tend to either like tan or gray paints and whichever color family you like is what you should go with. After living with both, I can say I’m a tan paint person. I like Agreeable Gray, but I miss the ‘warmth’ tan paint gives a room.
I’ve heard many people say Agreeable Gray is a warm greige paint… I’m not sure about that. I definitely think it’s gray, not a tan-gray mix.
That being said, if you’re looking for a nice light gray, Agreeable Gray is a pretty neutral paint color. It looks great with white trim (and white curtains!) and with blue, green and neutral decor and furniture. I like it because it doesn’t take on a blue or green hue the way many gray paints do.
The only time I’ve noticed a colorful undertone is on the wall right near that picture of the pier (upper right corner), which has some pink/coral-ish in it. I think it can make the Agreeable Gray look a bit pink when the sun hits it. (See how the wall on the other side of the gallery wall looks more gray?)
It’s nothing crazy, just something to consider if you’d be decorating with a lot of pinks or corals. (And if you’re not using pinks, it’s not something I’ve noticed anywhere else in the house so I wouldn’t worry about it!)
We’ve used Agreeable Gray in the living room, dining room, foyer, hallway, bedrooms and home office (pictures of all below).
Today’s post is part of the ongoing paint color series to hopefully help you guys see paint colors in real spaces! Picking paint colors can be a challenge – there are just SO many of them!
Agreeable Gray paint in a living room or family room
I really love Agreeable Gray with the white curtains and white trim (and white dresser!). It all just seems so coastal and casual.
Agreeable Gray paint in a dining room
You can see how light Agreeable Gray is when next to other gray/silver pieces like our gray dining chair and the silver chandelier.
Agreeable Gray paint in a foyer
We still have some decorating to do in here, but here’s a peek from Christmas! Plus this shows you what it looks like with slate floor.
Agreeable Gray paint in a hallway
You can see Agreeable Gray here with the white and wood trim and tan carpet. It’s a good neutral that flows well with everything else.
Agreeable Gray paint in a bedroom
We’re still working on decorating the bedrooms in this house, but here’s a peek at Agreeable Gray with a blue dresser I just painted! It really pairs well with blues and greens.
Agreeable Gray paint in a home office
By ‘home office’, I mean a little corner of the dining room, but hey whatever works, right?!
As is often the case with paint colors, I think the Agreeable Gray paint swatch looks a bit different (darker and with more tan undertones) than the color dries on the walls.
We have Agreeable Gray near white trim and near wood windowsills/doors. It looks good with both, and I can’t say it looks any darker near the wood tones than the white.
Agreeable Gray is the lightest paint color on its paint stick. If you want something a little darker, Sherwin Williams’ Anew Gray (7030) is one shade darker.
Or if you’re looking for coordinating colors, Sherwin Williams lists Incredible White (SW 7028), Extra White (7006) and Coral Rose (SW 9004) as coordinating paint colors. We haven’t used any of these colors so I can’t say much about them.
The whites look pretty. I’d be curious if the Agreeable Gray takes on a pink-ish undertone when it’s next to Coral Rose – something to keep in mind and definitely worth sampling!
This post is a bit long, but hopefully all of the pictures of Agreeable Gray in real spaces are helpful if you’re debating about paint colors!
After seeing all the pics, are you a tan or gray paint person? Or both?
For more paint colors, be sure to check out these posts:
- Camelback (tan) by Sherwin Williams
- Aesthetic White by Sherwin Williams
- Or see all paint colors and tips here
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