Skip to Content

The best coordinating colors for Agreeable Gray

Looking for the perfect Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray coordinating colors? Whether you want a neutral pallet or a pop of color, here are some ideas to get you started!

I am a color lover, but when we bought our new home, every single wall was painted Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.

It’s the new builder beige – and one of the most popular neutral gray paint colors out there.

Whether you inherited an agreeable grey home like we did or painted your home agreeable gray by choice, today I am rounding up some accent colors that pair beautifully with it!

Be sure to read my whole guide to Agreeable Gray and see it in my home!

How to select your accent colors

When choosing accent colors for your home, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First of all, and probably the biggest with this color, is if you want a neutral color scheme or if you want to bring in pops of color.

Obviously, with neutrals you will bring in other shades of gray, beige, and white.

If you want more of a bold pop of color, you then need to decide what color family you want – cool tones like blues, or warm tones like golds for example.

Consider non-changeable things in your home like trim color, flooring and kitchen cabinets. Sure, they could be changed, but if you don’t plan to change them, select colors that pair well with those tones.

Also keep in mind the lighting in your home. If your room gets a lot of natural light, darker colors might appear to be lighter and brighter.

Lighting really effects wall colors and you should look at all colors in daytime and night time to be sure you still like them.

How to use accent colors

Accent colors can be used to paint accent walls or painted furniture.

They can also be used for curtains, rugs, pillows, or accents like lamps and home decor.

How to shop for accent colors

When looking for the perfect accent pieces to match your home, try this hack!

Get a paint sample or paint swatch of Agreeable Gray and stick it in your car or bag.

When you are shopping, you can quickly pull out the sample and compare it to make sure you like how the colors coordinate!

Sample Agreeable Gray

Want to try Agreeable 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 Agreeable Gray!

agreeable gray coordinating colors

Agreeable Gray coordinating colors

Here are some colors that work with this great color!

Neutral Agreeable Gray color schemes

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

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

Sherwin Williams Extra White

All of the trim in our home is painted Extra White and it pairs really nicely with Agreeable Gray. It makes the color look really fresh and crisp.

I would not go with a creamy white but stick with something stark. Anything too creamy will start to look beige like Agreeable Gray.

Brown paint colors

If you want to work with a brown paint color, consider SW 7031 Mega Greige, SW 7032 Warm Stone, SW 7033 Brainstorm Bronze, or SW 7034 Status Bronze.

These are all clearly brown shades that will bring out the brown undertones in Agreeable Gray.

agreeable gray bathroom

Gray paint colors

If you want to pair Agreeable 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 Agreeable Gray:

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

Repose Gray

agreeable gray vs repose gray

A note on Repose Gray – because this comes up all the time.

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!

Compare Agreeable Gray and Repose Gray here!

Accent colors for Agreeable Gray

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

agreeable gray nursery

Pastel Accent Colors

If you prefer a light color, consider:

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

Here are the best blue colors to pair with Agreeable Gray!

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

Dark Accent Colors

If you prefer a dark color, consider:

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

Agreeable Gray color palette

Get our Agreeable Gray color palette to see all of my favorite Agreeable Gray coordinating colors.

Join the (free!) PaintColorProject+ community to access this exclusive color palette!

agreeable gray color palette

What undertone does Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray have?

Agreeable Gray is a warm toned gray color. In my experience, in bright natural light it reads very beige.
It can have slight blue undertones in certain lighting and some even say green, though I have never seen it.

Does agreeable gray go with honey oak cabinets?

Agreeable Gray has warm undertones so it can pair well with honey oak cabinets. Consider swapping out the hardware on your cabinets to help modernize them, too!

What color curtains go with agreeable 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 red.

What is a shade darker than agreeable gray?

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

Why does my agreeable 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.

What colors do you pair with Agreeable Gray?

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!

The best way to sample paint? Samplize!

Get peel-and-stick removable and reusable paint samples here!

Thanks for reading!

about me paint color project picture
the paint color formula ad click here

Sharing is caring!