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Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray: a complete color review

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is one of the most popular whole-house neutral greige paint colors. Let’s talk about this color and why it is so popular!

If you want to paint your house a neutral paint color, you are extremely likely to land on Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.

This is one of the most popular paint colors – for designers and new builders.

In fact, our entire home was painted Agreeable Gray when we moved in.

Personally, I prefer a bit more color so we are slowly getting rid of the Agreeable Gray. But, many people love a neutral wall and this is a great option!

Agreeable Gray is – yeah I’ll say it – agreeable enough to not offend anyone and makes a great whole house paint color, too!

Let’s talk about what makes this super popular paint color!

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray Paint Color guide

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)

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Color Family

Agreeable gray is technically a greige and can fall into either the gray or beige color family.

Light Reflectance Value

60 – on the lighter side, but still plenty of color to it.

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:209 G:203 B:193 – More red and green than blue, which gives this color warm undertones.

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

#d1cbc1

agreeable gray in my guest bedroom
agreeable gray in my guest bedroom

Undertones

Agreeable Gray does not have one specific strong undertone. It really bounces/reflects the colors around it. Reddish tones will make it look more pink, golden tones make it look more yellow.

It is definitely a warm toned shade of gray. This means it reads more pink/yellow/tan and definitely not cool/icy/blue.

Best uses

Agreeable Gray is really easy to use and decorate with. It’s perfect to paint an entire home or entire room. It’s not a bold color for an accent wall or a piece of furniture, so I wouldn’t tend to choose it for that!

If you have a home with a lot of warm toned accents – travertine or similar stone tile, wood cabinets, warm toned floors – this is an easy neutral to use.

sherwin williams agreeable gray in a living room

Similar Colors

agreeable gray in my dining room
agreeable gray in my dining room

Coordinating Colors

Gray accent colors:

  • SW Gauntlet Gray
  • SW Light French Gray
  • Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray

Brown accent colors:

  • SW 7031 Mega Greige
  • SW 7032 Warm Stone
  • SW 7033 Brainstorm Bronze
  • SW 7034 Status Bronze

Pastel accent colors:

  • SW Krypton
  • SW Silvermist
  • SW Slate Violet
  • SW Sea Salt
  • SW Breezy
  • SW Rainwashed
  • SW Copen Blue

Dark accent colors:

  • BM Newburyport Blue
  • SW Storm Cloud
  • SW Tempe Star
  • SW Navy
  • SW Pewter Tankard
  • SW Tricorn Black

Read all of my favorite blue colors to pair with Agreeable Gray here!

sherwin williams agreeable gray in a bathroom

Trim Colors

I prefer to pair greige paint colors like this one with crisp whites for trim. Here are some of my favorites!

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White

Agreeable Gray FAQs

Is Agreeable Gray a good color to help me sell my house?

Yes, agreeable gray is a great neutral color that will help clean up your house for potential buyers. Pay attention to your fixtures – floors and tile especially. Only use Agreeable Gray if they have corresponding warm undertones! Click here to learn about undertones.

What is the Benjamin Moore equivalent of Agreeable Gray?

Revere Pewter is the closest equivalent to Agreeable Gray in Benjamin Moore’s paint deck.

What is the Behr equivalent of Agreeable Gray?

Behr Doeskin Gray is a great alternative to Agreeable Gray in the Behr paint line up.

Is Agreeable Gray SW 7029 a warm or cool color?

Agreeable Gray is definitely a warm paint color! It has tan/brown undertones which makes it warm.

Is Agreeable Gray a greige?

Yes – Agreeable gray is a greige – a mixture of gray and beige. It might be the most popular greige paint color of all!

Agreeable Gray vs Accessible Beige

SW accessible beige vs agreeable gray

At a glance, these colors almost look identical. However, Accessible Beige is a beige with gray undertones, while Agreeable Gray is a gray with beige undertones. Read my full Accessible Beige vs Agreeable Gray comparison here!

Agreeable Gray vs Grayish

grayish vs agreeable gray (1)

Agreeable Gray and Grayish both have the same color depth with an LRV of 60. However, Agreeable Gray is warm toned while Grayish is cool.

Read my full Agreeable Gray vs Grayish comparison here!

Agreeable Gray vs Pale Oak

agreeable gray vs pale oak

Agreeable Gray and Pale Oak are both, light, bright, and warm toned neutral paint colors. Agreeable Gray is quite a bit darker than Pale Oak and has more pink undertones, while Pale Oak is lighter and more yellow.

Click here to read my full comparison of Agreeable Gray vs Pale Oak here!

Edgecomb gray vs Agreeable gray

edgecomb gray vs agreeable gray

Edgecomb Gray is a beige with gray undertones, while Agreeable Gray is more gray with beige undertones.

I’d use Edgecomb Gray in Northern facing or darker rooms, and Agreeable Gray in southern facing or brighter rooms!

Read my complete Edgecomb gray vs Agreeable gray comparison here!

Eider White vs Agreeable Gray

eider white vs agreeable gray

These are both neutral colors, but they are very different. Eider White is much lighter and brighter, while Agreeable Gray has more pigment and is more beige.

Read my complete Eider White vs Agreeable Gray comparison

Gossamer Veil vs Agreeable Gray

gossamer veil vs agreeable gray

Gossamer Veil and Agreeable Gray are very similar at a glance. They have a very similar color depth (darkness) and seem to have similar undertones – until you really get them next to each other.

If you want a lighter, cleaner color, I suggest Gossamer Veil. It is more likely to look neutral in your lighting – though always look at samples in your actual space.

However, if you want something a bit warmer with a touch of pink to it, consider Agreeable Gray. It’s slightly darker, slightly warmer, and can feel cozy in a space.

Click here to read my complete Gossamer Veil vs Agreeable Gray review

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

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