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Agreeable Gray Paint Color Review (Plus The Best Coordinating Colors!)

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

Agreeable Gray paint color, by Sherwin Williams, is one of the most popular shades on the market today. It is a versatile shade that goes in any style of home.

Agreeable Gray is the perfect go to color for painting a living room, dining room, or hallway, but it can really be used anywhere in the house. 

What Color is Agreeable Gray?

Agreeable Gray Paint Color

Agreeable Gray is the ultimate greige color, which means it is a mix of gray and beige. With a lot of gray in it and just a touch of beige, Agreeable Gray is perfect in rooms that have gray or brown undertones. 

Because it is a warm color, Agreeable Gray serves as a great backdrop for other warm shades.

Agreeable Gray has an LRV (Light Reflectance Value) of 60, meaning it reflects a fair amount of light.

Agreeable Gray Undertones

Agreeable Gray doesn’t have strong undertones, but does have a hint of green mixed in with its beige and gray tones.

Because Agreeable Gray is a greige, it goes with almost anything. It can pair with wood or white trim, goes well with all warm colors, and serves as a neutral backdrop for furnishings and accessories.

This color reminds me of an art gallery wall. It is soothing and does not make much of a statement on its own, leaving the furniture and accessories to really stand out.  

As with all colors, the lighting in your home will make a difference in how Agreeable Gray looks. For example, in a room with lots of white light, Agreeable Gray may look more gray. However, in a room with more yellow toned lights, Agreeable Gray will take on more of a beige look.

The pictures below illustrate this.

Bedroom in Agreeable Gray:

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Dining Room in Agreeable Gray:

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Is Agreeable Gray Popular?

Sherwin Williams has a list of their most popular colors on their website, and the first color listed is Agreeable Gray. Agreeable Gray has been chosen by homeowners and designers as the go-to color for years.

In fact, it is so versatile and popular that many realtors recommend it as the best color to paint your walls if you are selling your homes.

This is because it goes with anything. Agreeable Gray is light, doesn’t have strong undertones, and plays well with any style or color that you put with it.

You know the feeling you get when you walk into someone’s home and the paint colors are just perfect?

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Agreeable Gray Compared

It can be difficult to choose the best greige color for your home. Let’s explore some of the most popular greige colors on the market and compare them to Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray

Repose Gray is a very popular Sherwin Williams color. It is a greige that leans more towards gray than beige.

Both Agreeable Gray and Repose Gray are gorgeous choices for your walls. While they each have gray and beige undertones, Agreeable Gray tends to do a slightly better job at going with everything.

With an LRV of 58, Repose Gray is not much darker than Agreeable Gray, but will look more like a true gray on the walls than Agreeable Gray will.

Click here for a full review of Repose Gray.

Agreeable Gray vs Revere Pewter

While Agreeable Gray is the most popular Sherwin Williams color, Revere Pewter may be the most popular Benjamin Moore color. Both are included on almost all lists of the most popular gray paint choices (even though they are greiges).

Agreeable Gray and Revere Pewter are similar shades, though Revere Pewter has more beige in it. With an LRV of 55, Revere Pewter is also a slightly darker shade than Agreeable Gray.

Revere Pewter was particularly popular several years ago when beiges were more in style. With the rise of all things gray in homes, Agreeable Gray tends to be the go-to shade now.

Check out a full color review of Revere Pewter here!

Agreeable Gray vs. Edgecomb Gray

Edgecomb Gray is another highly popular Benjamin Moore Color.

In comparing them, Edgecomb Gray has more beige, while Agreeable Gray has more gray in it. Both are amazing greige options, but Edgecomb Gray will be lighter and more airy on your walls then Agreeable Gray will be.

Edgecomb Gray has an LRV of 63, meaning it is a color that will reflect a lot of light. Agreeable Gray’s LRV is 60, so it will present as just slightly darker on your walls.

Agreeable Gray vs. Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige, by Sherwin Williams, is another very popular paint color choice. Accessible Beige is still a greige, but has much more beige in it than gray.

While Agreeable Gray’s LRV is 60, Accessible Beige has an LRV of 58. Accessible Beige is still considered a light color, but is on the darker end of the “light” choices.

Check out this post for all the details on Accessible Beige!

Agreeable Gray vs. Pale Oak

Pale Oak is another gorgeous, soft shade by Benjamin Moore. It is considerably lighter than Agreeable Gray, with an LRV of 70.

Pale Oak has slightly more beige in it than Agreeable Gray does, and can almost look a little creamy on walls.

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Agreeable Gray Color Palettes

Painting the rooms in your house is such a quick, easy way to make your whole home feel fresh, clean and welcoming, but choosing a color can be a headache.  Who hasn’t brought home paint sample after paint swatch looking for just the perfect color?

The first time I owned a home and had to choose paint colors, I was really nervous that I would choose the wrong paint shade. I really didn’t want to have to repaint the room if I did, so I started researching the most popular colors. I figured that the majority of people couldn’t be wrong about what colors looked best in a room.

My research brought me to Agreeable Gray. It set the canvas for my house, and all of the other colors I painted the house flowed from it.

Agreeable Gray is the perfect foundation for a whole house color scheme. Because it is a greige, it has many coordinating colors that go well with it.

Coordinating Color Palette #1

My favorite coordinating colors for Agreeable Gray are Sea Salt, Steamed Milk, and Mega Greige. Because the colors go well together, the transitions between rooms is very understated. Choosing coordinating colors is essential to a well planned whole house color scheme!

If you are nervous about painting your house the wrong color, or worried that that the colors you choose won’t look right, check out this beautiful palette of coordinating colors for Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray Color Palette 2

Pick up your Samplize square of Agreeable Gray here.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

This dreamy blue/green is my favorite color for a bathroom or even a kitchen.  Sea Salt is still considered to be a “neutral,” even though it has a little more pop to it.  It can look more green or blue depending on your lighting, and coordinates perfectly with the other colors listed.  It is also one of Sherwin William’s most popular colors, so you know that it has a wide appeal.

Find out more about the color Sea Salt by checking out this post!

Sea Salt in Bathroom

Sea Salt is a great color for a coastal paint scheme as well. If you’re looking for a relaxing, beach inspired feel, check out the top colors for coastal style homes as selected by the experts at Sherwin Williams.

Pick up your Samplize square of Sea Salt here.

If you like Sea Salt, but want something with a little more depth, Comfort Gray is gorgeous. While Sea Salt is a neutral, Comfort Gray has always appeared more of a color to me when it is on a wall. It looks absolutely amazing in a bedroom with dark wood furniture and wide white trim.

Sherwin Williams Steamed Milk

Steamed Milk is my unsung hero.  Whoever thought that a creamy white could be so beautiful?  Steamed Milk is my favorite color for a room that does not have a lot of natural light coming in.  In a sunny room, it comes across as not particularly interesting.  But in a dark room, it is pure heaven.  It stands out against white or wood trim, and it makes the whole room feel warm and inviting.

I painted my super high staircase walls with Steamed Milk using an extension pole. Since I had never used one before, I chose this color because it was light enough that it wouldn’t be noticeable if I hit the ceiling with the paint. Thankfully, I didn’t get paint on the ceiling. This tool made painting that tall wall really easy!

Colors that go with Agreeable Gray

It is also a great color to go with oak cabinets, and was just highlighted in my post on best wall colors to go with honey oak cabinets.

You can get a Samplize square of Steamed Milk here.

Sherwin Williams Mega Greige

This beige-brown is a great color for a room that you want to have a little more impact, such as an entryway.  Like Agreeable Gray, it has the perfect combination of gray and brown, making it very versatile. 

Be warned though, this color is much darker than the others discussed, and you may want to grab a sample of it before you paint your whole room in it.  That being said, it easily coordinates with the other colors and really rounds out the list.

Mega Greige Samplize squares are found here.

Colors that Go with Agreeable Gray

Sherwin Williams Pure White

If you want to paint your trim, Pure White is a great color to choose. As the name implies, it is a white-white, not a beige or yellow white. I’ve also heard it referred to as a clean white.

If you are nervous about painting your trim, check out my DIY trim painting guide for some tips and tricks! It is actually a lot easier than you would expect!

Coordinating Color Palette #2

Here is another example of a coordinating color palette for Agreeable Gray. This is the color scheme that Sherwin Williams lists for Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray is the main color for the home or room. I like to call this the anchoring shade, because it serves as an anchor for the other elements of the room. A good trim color is Extra White, which is a bright white color that goes with almost any paint shade. For an accent wall, Coral Rose gives a pop of color. Finally, Incredible White is a good shade to put in nearby rooms, as it will blend nicely with Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray color palette 1

Choosing the Paint Finish

If you’re not sure what sheen of paint to use on your walls, look at this guide to paint finishes. It will tell you everything you need to know about different sheens of paint.

Wondering what paint to use?

Check out my review of SuperPaint, by Sherwin Williams. It is a great paint for your walls – easy to use and amazing coverage.

Getting Started with Painting

Do you plan on painting the walls yourself? Here is a post with tips on painting.

Looking to hire a professional to do the job? You can be connected with a painting professional in your area by clicking here!

Agreeable Gray Final Thoughts

Agreeable Gray is a great warm color for walls. It is the perfect mix of gray and beige, and will compliment your furnishings and accessories perfectly.

If you want a color that will go with anything, is light but still noticeable, and is perfectly neutral, Agreeable Gray should definitely be on your short list!

Agreeable Gray and Coordinating Colors

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Linda Cutler

Thursday 6th of May 2021

I want to change the colours of my kitchen and living room to the greys. My kitchen has oak cabinets and beige green flooring. My living room has goldish brown leather sofa and lots of tourquoise in the room. Any ideas would help.

Lauren

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Hi Linda! A greige would be a good choice. Agreeable Gray is one of the best - it goes well in a lot of spaces and would work with the tones you're listing. Also check out Repose Gray or Edgecomb Gray. The three of those run the gamut of greiges. Edgecomb Gray is the most beige, and will coordinate with the oak cabients and beige flooring. It'll provide less contrast, which many people like. Agreeable Gray is more of in the middle greige spectrum. And then Repose Gray is on the cooler side of the greige scale. Grab a Samplize square of sample can of those three and see if you like any of them. Good luck!

Tonya

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Hi Lauren, I am wanting to paint my entire house but here are my dilemmas. The downstairs consists of heavy crown molding and wainscoting trim (off-white) on all the walls (2-story open entryway and staircase, dining room, family room, eat-in kitchen, hallway). The actual walls and ceiling are painted the same color (builder beige, I guess, built 2010). Anyway, I just don't know what color to paint my home but would like something new and not sure if I have to paint the tall ceilings as well to make it flow better, like white, or would that be too much considering all the wainscoting on the walls. The color scheme for my home consists of blues and greens with brown wood furniture. Any suggestions would be great. I need help.

Lauren

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Hi Tonya! I'm having a little trouble figuring out if the ceiling and the wainscoting are the same color, so forgive me if I am wrong about my understanding here. It sounds like right now you have off white trim and wainscoting, and builder beige walls and ceilings. If you want to really update the space, you should paint the ceilings a bright white such as Pure White. I don't think that will class with the wainscoting, unless you're saying that the wainscoting is the same color as the ceiling. For the walls, you could go with a greige. It will look nice with the off-white trim and moulding, but will still update the space nicely. I love Agreeable Gray and Edgecomb Gray. If you really like blues and greens, Sea Salt is gorgeous too. I wish I could help more, but without seeing the space, I am sort of limited! Good luck!

Kaye

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

I am painting my family room and Wanting to use a light to medium brown paint color. I have a huge front window which brings in a lot of sunlight. What color of paint would you use? I have accessible beige on it now but is to light. Thanks!

Lauren

Sunday 9th of May 2021

You might like something like Manchester Tan! Check out this post on the best tan and beige paint colors!

Carol

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

I am remodeling a small guest bathroom and am considering replacing oak stained cabinets with painted ones. The bathroom is painted agreeable gray. I may change that as well but would like to stay with something similar. What color would you recommend painting the cabinets?

Lauren

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Hi Carol! White cabinets are always gorgeous. Pure White or High Reflective White would go nicely. Or you could go with a darker gray, such as Anew Gray. Last, if you like blue, consider Naval. Good luck!

Jan

Thursday 15th of April 2021

I have bone/almond toilet, vanity and bath. Looking for a paint color for the walls and a coordinating color for the vanity. Would Sea Salt on the walls make the fixtures look more yellow tinged? I have Chantilly Lace BM for the trim and door. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Lauren

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Hi Jan! Yes, the green may pull out the yellow of your fixtures. You may be better off going with the yellow with a shade such as a gray, cream or brown. This will neutralize the yellow instead of highlighting it like a cooler color (green or blue) will.