Agreeable Gray, an all time Fav!
My last Featured Color was the bold and beautiful Cavern Clay (baked clay/rust color). This month, I’m going back to one of my “old faithful” neutrals: Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray. Now it’s even more personal to me than ever before! We moved over Christmas and my new home has Agreeable Gray as the main wall and ceiling color.
Honestly, as much as I love Agreeable Gray, I was hesitant at first...I loved our last home’s color, Lattice, so much and I was afraid that I would really miss the blue undertone. But, now that I’ve been living with Agreeable Gray for 6 months, I really love the softness and warmth of this gray/greige!
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 Agreeable 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.
Agreeable Gray Review
Agreeable Gray is a warm greige, which means it is a gray, but also has enough warmth to it that the color doesn’t feel cold or concrete. Hence the “griege” category. I actually did a neat comparison chart for several of the main neutrals from SW in a past post detailing the color Alpaca. Here it is again so you can get a quick visual of the scale and undertone of my top neutrals:
- Accessible Beige: warm taupe
- Worldly Gray: warm gray
- Repose Gray: cool greige with slight blue undertone
- Agreeable Gray: warm greige
- Popular Gray: warm greige with slight mauve undertone
- Alpaca: cool greige with slight violet undertone
- Grayish: cool gray with slight lavender undertone
Gray has been trending for awhile and is supposedly starting to phase out some. However, Agreeable Gray has increasingly been one of my most viewed pages on the Rugh Design Color Wheel, so it’s not going totally away!
The Farmhouse Style is still going strong (thanks to Joanna Gaines!) and Agreeable Gray is a perfect backdrop. Also, it has enough warmth to it to not be considered one of the true gray-grays...if that makes sense! All of that being said, I’m bursting to give y’all more info on Agreeable Gray.
Agreeable Gray Essentials
Below I will answer some frequently asked questions about Agreeable Gray. Keep reading to find out where and how I suggest to use Agreeable Gray.
Now that you have a basis for Agreeable Gray and my color schemes, 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 Agreeable Gray
Agreeable Gray is versatile and can really go in any room of a home. As I mentioned, it’s my main wall color in my home (literally on all walls). So, I am starting with my favorite room painted in Agreeable Gray: the kitchen.
Agreeable Gray in the Kitchen
Okay, I found possibly the prettiest kitchen in Agreeable Gray that I have ever seen. I love my kitchen, but this one has the white subway backsplash that I’m still lacking thus far. What makes AG really shine in this inspiration picture is the contrast. Pairing Agreeable Gray with bright white cabinets and black trimmed out windows, lighting and hardware create a striking visual. The doorways are trimmed out in rustic beams to add a warm and cozy feel. Lastly, the natural light pouring into the kitchen really makes Agreeable Gray shine!
Although, the softer look works too! My kitchen, below, has white cabinets with satin nickel hardware, gray countertops, and satin nickel lighting. There is not as much contrast, but I can also add pops of color that help give it an edge.
I do have future plans to add a white tile backsplash, possibly in a herringbone pattern to mix it up a bit from the simple subway tile. I’m thinking through adding some navy to accessories and countertop decor to add a bit more color.
Agreeable Gray in the Living Room
Agreeable Gray is also an ideal neutral backdrop for living rooms. The same home with the kitchen pictured above (seriously, I’m swooning), added warmth with the saddle colored leather sofa and rustic wood ceiling beams. Blues and whites are sprinkled in for accents (the rug, pillows, etc.) keeping the modern farmhouse style clean and simple.
Again in my living room, I kept my look softer with less contrast and warmth in my living room. My sectional is a gray-blue and I added white, gray and a touch of black in the pillows. I just added a rug that is more monochromatic and less of a bold pop. I tend to lean more towards subtle contrast for a more comfortable feel. Lots of loud pops of color create more visual stimulation for me and I prefer to have more tone-on-tone styling.
My plan is to add matte black drapery rods with white curtains and to add a rustic and metal industrial coffee table. I would like to add a bit of color in the artwork with some darker blues mixed with gray and white.
Agreeable Gray in the Bathroom
Bathrooms are absolutely not exempt from Agreeable Gray. I told you, this neutral goes everywhere! Speaking of a monochromatic look, this bathroom is pretty much all in gray tones with a pop of white for the vanity and sink and a soft blue for accents. The satin nickel hardware and lighting keeps the style sophisticated and softens the overall look.
As you can see below, my bathroom is similar in the low contrast and monochromatic feel. The vanity cabinet and countertops are bright white and the shower tile is a light gray that almost has a slight blue undertone. Lighting and fixtures are satin nickel.
I do hope to add some contrast by taking down the builder basic mirror and adding two separate mirrors framed in matte black. Along with the mirrors, I dream of adding some matte black and bronze light fixtures to jazz things up a bit!
Agreeable Gray on Exteriors
Agreeable Gray works on exteriors just as beautifully as it does on interior spaces. It does get lighter on exteriors, so expect more of an off-white with a slight warm greige undertone (see Eider White). I love it here with dark trim on this exterior to add some interest.
I don’t have Agreeable Gray on my exterior, but I wanted to add that you can also switch it up and use Agreeable Gray on the exterior trim and use a darker color for the main body.
Wrapping up Agreeable Gray
To wrap things up, I am obviously smitten with Agreeable Gray! If you are considering Agreeable Gray, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a Peel & Stick Paint Sample and test it out. The paint samples are handed painted with 2 coats of the real Sherwin-Williams color and are perfect for sampling color before you take the dive into gallons of paint. Our Peel and Stick Paint Samples make it easy to have confidence in your paint color choice and will save you time, effort and money while you test colors in your space. Get started now with Agreeable Gray!
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!