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Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW7029 Paint Color

Today’s paint color spotlight is a top neutral paint color, Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW7029. It’s one of the most recommended and used paint colors today and has been for years. Read on to find out all the specs, compare it to other colors, and see it in some real homes.

sherwin williams agreeable grey paint can lid

Why is Agreeable Gray so popular?

Agreeable Gray is extremely popular because it’s light, neutral, has just a touch of color, and goes with everything! It’s specified by designers, architects, and builders because of how versatile and easy it is to live with it is. Some say it’s the perfect greige with it’s balance of gray and beige.

What are the undertones of Agreeable Gray?

Agreeable Gray is a classic neutral paint color with slightly warm undertones. It’s what’s called a “greige” or a color that’s in between gray and beige. In certain lighting situations it looks warmer so it’s crucial that you test the color in the space you’re painting.

I personally use and recommend Samplize peel and stick paint samples. They’re repositionable, reusable, mess free, and have two coats of real paint applied to them. Try a sample of Agreeable Gray here: Peel and Stick Agreeable Gray Paint Sample

Understanding the science of Agreeable Gray

RGB

Every color has a specific ratio of red, green, and blue. The ratio is converted into a paint formula with specific amount of each tint used by the paint manufacturer. The resulting formula is used at the paint store to create your paint color.

LRV

All paint colors also have a number that indicates how much light it reflects, or basically how light or dark it will appear. This number is called light reflective value, or LRV. A low LRV number means that the color doesn’t reflect much light and is dark. Higher LRV numbers are found on light colors that reflect a higher percentage of light.

Here’s the lowdown on Agreeable Gray.

  • Universal color code Agreeable Gray: R:209, G:203, B:193 – these are the amounts of red, green, and blue undertones that are found in this color. This is not an actual paint formula. What does this mean? In terms of paint colors, it’s a fairly balanced mix with slightly warm undertones.
  • LRV – The light reflective value of Agreeable Gray is 60. On a scale ranging from 0 to 100 with 100 being the lightest, this indicates that it’s a light color. But it still has enough color to contrast with white or off white trim.
sherwin williams agreeable gray grey

Is Agreeable Gray still popular?

Yes! Year after year Agreeable Gray is in the top 50 most popular colors from Sherwin Williams and this trend doesn’t seem to be changing.

How does Agreeable Gray compare to other popular greiges?

Let’s take a look at how Agreeable Gray looks when next to other top greige paint colors.

Agreeable Gray vs. Repose Gray

  • Cooler or Warmer: Repose Gray is slightly cooler and grayer than Agreeable Gray
  • Undertones: It has a tiny bit more blue and green undertones than Agreeable Gray
  • Lighter or Darker: With a light reflective value of 58 compared to 60 for Agreeable Gray, Repose Gray is slightly darker.
  • Both colors are in the top 50 most popular paint colors from Sherwin Williams and would be perfect in any room.
agreeable grey vs repose gray

Agreeable Gray vs. Mindful Gray

  • Cooler or Warmer: Mindful Gray is somewhat cooler and grayer than Agreeable Gray
  • Undertones: It has a tiny bit more blue and green undertones than Agreeable Gray
  • Lighter or Darker: With a light reflective value of 47 compared to 60 for Agreeable Gray, Mindful Gray is noticeably darker. It’s one shade darker than Repose Gray.
  • It’s also one of the top 50 most popular paint colors from Sherwin Williams and would be perfect in any room.
agreeable grey vs mindful gray

Agreeable Gray vs. Worldly Gray

  • Cooler or Warmer: Worldly Gray is slightly warmer than Agreeable Gray
  • Undertones: It has a tiny bit more red undertones than Agreeable Gray
  • Lighter or Darker: With a light reflective value of 57 compared to 60 for Agreeable Gray, Worldly Gray is very slightly darker.
  • Both colors are in the top 50 most popular paint colors from Sherwin Williams and would be perfect in any room.
agreeable grey vs wordly gray

Agreeable Gray vs. Revere Pewter

  • Cooler or Warmer: Revere Pewter is slightly cooler and grayer than Agreeable Gray
  • Undertones: It has a tiny bit more violet and green undertones than Agreeable Gray
  • Lighter or Darker: With a light reflective value of 5.058 compared to 60 for Agreeable Gray, Revere Pewter is slightly lighter.
  • Both colors have enough depth that they contrast nicely against whites and slightly off whites for trim.
  • It’s one of the most popular neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore and it’s very similar to but not quite as warm Agreeable Gray.
agreeable gray vs revere pewter

White Paint Colors that go with Agreeable Gray

There are several good choices of white paints that go with Agreeable Gray. The best one depends on how much contrast or how white you want your trim to be. Here are my recommendations:

  • Extra White – a cool white with slight gray undertones
  • High Reflective White – this is the cleanest white or the one with the least undertones. It’s a true white.
  • Pure White – still very white, but not as crisp as High Reflective White or as gray as Extra White.
white paint colors that go with agreeable grey

Agreeable Gray Coordinating Colors

Since it’s so neutral you could use many different colors with Agreeable Gray. Here’s a color palette with some colors that would look beautiful with it. The bottom darker colors would be perfect for accent colors with accessories or an accent wall.

coordinating colors agreeable gray

Middle row left to right: Pure White, Misty, Foggy Day; Bottom row: Elderberry, Charcoal Blue, Tricorn Black

Where to use Agreeable Gray

Since it’s such a light and neutral color you can use Agreeable Gray in any room. Keep in mind that colors will look different depending on the lighting in the room and the colors that are next to them.

Let’s tour some rooms that are painted with Agreeable Gray to get an idea of how it looks on the walls.

Rooms painted with Sherwin Williams Agreeable Grey

Test the color

Now that you’ve seen all there is to love about Agreeable Gray are you ready to give it a try? It’s a good idea to test it before you invest in a gallon. I use and recommend peel and stick samples from Samplize. They’re painted with 2 coats of paint, are reusable, moveable, and ship overnight for $5! Get yours here:

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of this wonderful color and if you’ve used it anywhere in your home!

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