The Rugh Design Color Wheel
Even though we have completed the Color Wheel, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop highlighting colors! There are so many other colors that I haven’t written about that deserve some time in the spotlight. I hope to spotlight at least 1 Sherwin-Williams color each month. So reach out and let me know which color you want to see next! For now keep reading this post for my Repose Gray review!
If you would like to view my past posts on the Color Wheel Featured Colors and reviews you can go HERE. But also be sure to check out the Color Wheel complete with my hand picked color schemes for the entire Sherwin-Williams color deck! There are over 1700 colors and each color has 4 schemes for you to explore using in your space.
Repose Gray SW 7015 Review
This month, I wanted to focus in on Repose Gray. I actually can’t believe that I haven’t detailed this color before. It’s one that I recommend quite frequently to my Interior Color Consultation clients. I have however, written posts on several of Repose Gray’s family members (on the same paint deck): Eider White, Mindful Gray and Gauntlet Gray.
I categorize Repose Gray as a gray/greige that has a slight blue undertone. It’s still a warm gray (hence why I said greige), but is cooler than several of the grays and greiges in the SW deck. I know the blue undertone thing may scare some people away from Repose Gray, but don’t fear! It doesn’t come out looking baby blue, but more of a frosty greige, if you will.
Honestly, if you really want to grasp the undertone of colors then it is essential that you compare your color to other colors on the paint color deck. I actually detailed out a comparison of some of the main neturals in the SW deck in my color review for Alpaca. If you look at Worldly Gray (to the left of Repose Gray), it is more of a true gray. Worldly Gray is still considered somewhat of a warm gray, but is less warm than Agreeable Gray which I categorize as a warm greige and is to the right of Repose Gray on the paint strip.
So, as we look at Repose Gray compared to Worldly Gray and Agreeable Gray, it is apparent Repose Gray has a cooler, slight blue undertone peeking through. Keep reading for more examples of Repose Gray happening in real life spaces!
Now that you have a basis and have seen my color schemes for Repose Gray, check out my Pinterest gallery for some inspiration. See below and let me know which one you like the most. If you have your own pictures, send them to me and I will post them!
Where to use Repose Gray SW 7015
If you don’t already know, Repose Gray is multifaceted. With the right color scheme it is one color that you can get away with using in almost every space in your home. Hence why it is one of my favorites!
Repose Gray in Living Rooms
The inspiration picture below of the monochromatic living room is one of my favorite representations of Repose Gray. The blue undertones show up in this space particularly well with the addition of the charcoal blue accents in the ottoman, pillows, throw and artwork. Repose Gray is beautiful contrasted against bright white trim (think Extra White or Snowbound!) and ceilings.
Adding some warmth and texture are the more rustic and lighter wood pieces such as the console table and ottoman tray. If you love a monochromatic space and Repose Gray, this is one to model your home after!
Repose Gray in Kitchens
Repose Gray not only looks amazing in living rooms, but is also winning in kitchens! If you read my blogs or if you have been a client of mine, you know that I am a huge fan of white cabinets. They are crisp, clean and classic. The 3 C’s, ha! Just like Repose Gray contrasted nicely against the white trim in the previous example, it also works well against white cabinets. While Repose Gray is still warm to an extent, it does lean cool with the blue undertone shining through.
I would pair Repose Gray with whites that are either pure white or a white that has a slightly cooler undertone. Stay away from the creams or whites that can have a more beige or yellow undertone. The kitchen pictured has Repose Gray walls (at 50%) with Snowbound on the cabinets, a perfect combo!
Repose Gray on Cabinets
Well, it just so turns out that walls are not the only place that Repose Gray looks gorgeous. Cabinets painted in Repose Gray are just as fabulous. If you are looking for a cabinet color that isn’t white, but not a dark gray either, look no further than Repose Gray.
I love the soft contrast of Repose Gray cabinets against the white marble backsplash and countertops pictured below. Add in the rustic wood ceiling beams and I am smitten!
Repose Gray on Exteriors
Okay, time for exteriors to have a moment! Repose Gray looks amazing on this beach home. It’s just enough color to still be beachy without being super white. Colors on exteriors get softer with the natural light, so keep in mind that Repose Gray will lighten up some once painted. It actually resembles the shade one lighter, which is Eider White. I love how Repose Gray looks on this exterior paired with white trim to add a bit of contrast. It really is the perfect beach house color combo!
In conclusion, go get Repose Gray and put it somewhere on or in your home! If you are considering Repose Gray, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a sample and test it out. I like to paint a large white cardboard so that you can walk around with it and see how it looks in different areas at different times of the day.
If you are still having trouble deciding, contact me for a Color Consult to nail down the best color for your interior or exterior. I have a passion for color and love being able to help clients find the right color to make their home beautiful!
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