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Repose Gray: a complete color review

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray is a super popular greige paint color. Let’s dive into the details, undertones, coordinating colors, and best uses for this paint color!

A lot of people don’t want their walls to have a bold color. But, they don’t want plain white either.

Enter: greige. Greige is a mixture of gray and beige and is basically a putty color that is as neutral and inoffensive as it comes.

Sherwin Wiliams Repose Gray is one of the most popular greige paint colors – and paint colors overall – that exist. Let’s dive in to see why it’s so popular!

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray Paint Color guide

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

Color Family

Repose Gray is in the greige color family – a mix of gray and beige.

Light Reflectance Value

58 – Not too light but certainly not dark.

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

RGB Colors

R:201 G:201 B:192

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code

#c9c9c0

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Undertones

Repose Gray has more green and blue undertones. You will especially see these tones in a North facing room. North facing rooms get cool light, which tends to make color skew blue-r.

Repose Gray also seems to have more gray than beige to it, compared to Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams which to me is more beige than gray.

Best uses

Repose Gray is a fantastic neutral paint color. So many people love Repose Gray and use it as a whole home wall color!

This is a great option for a warm gray wall that actually works well with warm or cool accent colors. So, unlike some other greige paint colors that don’t play well with cool toned fixtures (tile, cabinets, etc) Repose Gray can actually pull it off!

It’s a really true gray color that works in most spaces.

Sample Repose Gray

Want to try Repose Gray in your home? Samplize will send you a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of this paint color so you can see exactly how it will look in your home!

Click here to get a sample swatch of Repose Gray!

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Similar Colors

Coordinating Colors

Neutral accent colors

If you prefer a perfectly neutral color scheme, stick to other shades of gray, greige, beige, and white. 

What white goes best with Repose Gray?

Stick to warmer white tones for your trim work or accents. I like SW White Dove, High Reflective White, or Cloud White.

Brown paint colors

Brown shades that have a little bit of green to them pair really well with Repose Gray.

If you want to work with a brown paint color, consider:

  • SW Anonymous
  • SW Dorian Gray
  • SW Eider White
Gray paint colors

If you want to pair Repose Gray with another gray color, go with something a little darker. 

I like to think if you made a picture of a room black and white – you want accent colors to not “translate” to the same shade of gray.

You want one to be noticeably darker than the other.

Medium-to-dark gray colors that pair well with Repose Gray:

  • SW Dovetail
  • SW Peppercorn
  • SW Black Fox

Bold Accent colors

If you want to bring in color, I suggest either a green or blue color. These will contrast nicely with the agreeable gray while still having color. 

Steer clear of reds and pinks as the undertones tend to clash with the blue green undertones of Agreeable Gray.

Green Accent Colors

If you prefer a green color, consider:

Blue Accent Colors

If you prefer a Blue color, consider:

  • Luxe Blue
  • Moonmist
  • Leisure Blue
  • Tidewater

Trim Colors

Warm greige paint colors pair best with slightly creamy, warm white trim paint colors.

Soft white trim colors:

Repose Gray FAQs

Is Repose Gray a warm or cool color?

Repose gray is a warm gray color due to the large amount of beige undertones. However, the green undertones keep it from being too warm or tan.

Is Repose Gray more gray or beige?

Repose Gray is more gray than beige, with gray being the main tone and beige being the undertone. It also has blue and green undertones, which play up the gray more than the beige.

Does repose gray go with honey oak cabinets?

The cool and green tones of Repose Gray mean that it does not flow very well with the yellow tones in honey oak cabinets. Go with Agreeable Gray instead.

What color curtains go with repose gray?

With curtains you usually want a bit of contrast, so don’t go with greige. Great options are pure white, charcoal gray, or a deep shade of a muted accent color like navy blue, dark teal, dark brown, or dark green. 

Is repose grey too dark?

Repose gray looks really light – especially in a large or bright room. It won’t look dark unless you are comparing it to white or nearly white colors.

What is a shade darker than repose gray?

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray SW7016 is one shade darker than Repose Gray and is a great option if you want just a little more color but still a neutral greige. 

Accessible Beige vs Repose Gray

SW accessible beige vs repose gray

Accessible Beige and Repose Gray are both popular greige paint colors. Accessible Beige is more beige and Repose Gray is more gray!

Accessible Beige has warm, yellow and tan undertones. While Repose Gray is still warm toned, it has a bit of green and coolness to it!

Click here to read my full Accessible Beige vs Repose Gray comparison!

What is one shade lighter than Repose Gray?

SW eider white vs repose gray

Eider White is one shade lighter than Repose Gray! However, these colors read really differently.

Read my full comparison of Sherwin Williams Eider White vs Repose Gray!

Why does my repose gray look blue?

All grays have at least a little bit of blue in them. Something in your home’s lighting or the surrounding elements is drawing out that blue. Try different lighting or different lightbulbs (with a warmer tint) to see if that helps to cut down on the blue. 

Repose Gray vs Grayish

SW grayish vs repose gray

Grayish is slightly lighter than Repose Gray (58 vs 60 LRV). But, more importantly, Grayish has blue/purple undertones and reads as cool toned while Repose Gray has green undertones and reads more neutral.

Grayish is more of a gray while Repose Gray reads quite beige!

Read my full Repose Gray vs Grayish comparison here!

Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray

agreeable gray vs repose gray

Agreeable Gray is warmer – with more tan to it – than Repose Gray. Repose Gray is also ever so slightly darker than Agreeable Gray is. They look very similar until you get them next to each other. If you are in doubt, get samples of both!

Don’t pair Repose Gray and Agreeable Gray in the same room. They are so similar it will look like you just got a mis-tint. Go with something with a stark contrast! 

See my full comparison of Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray here!

Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray

gossamer veil vs repose gray

Gossamer Veil is a lighter and warmer greige compared to Repose Gray. If you are worried about a space feeling dark, Gossamer Veil is likely the better choice. If you want a warmer, cozy feel, stick to Gossamer Veil.

If your room gets a ton of warm toned natural light, then Repose Gray will feel very neutral and hold it’s color better than the lighter Gossamer Veil, which is more prone to being washed out in bright light.

In cool lighting, or dark spaces, Repose Gray can really feel purple and dark or dingy, so it is not my pick in dark spaces.

Click here to read my complete Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray comparison

Repose Gray vs Silver Strand

SW silver strand vs repose gray

These are both gray-green colors, but Repose Gray reads as much warmer while silver strand is cooler with more green.

Read my full comparison of Repose Gray and Silver Strand!

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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