Agreeable Gray SW 7029 in Real Spaces
It’s no surprise that Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is one of the top choices for interior paint: it’s the perfect neutral greige. Read on for details about SW Agreeable Gray and to see it in real spaces!
If there is one topic I receive more emails and messages about than anything else, it’s probably paint colors. In fact, my paint colors home tour from our old colonial home is one of my most popular posts ever! So I decided it was time for a few new posts on my favorite paint colors. Today, we’re going to look at Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
True story. When we bought this home in preparation for our move across Texas, there were only two things we decided to have done before we moved in: we had the floors replaced, and we had the downstairs and two-story entryway painted SW Agreeable Gray. When we arrived (after the worst move in history – another story for another day), I sat down on the couch and cried because I knew immediately that the color the painters had used was not Agreeable Gray.
Fortunately, they made it right. But the experience has helped me to appreciate Agreeable Gray even more. The mistake color was not all that far off, but it truly lacked the beauty of Agreeable Gray… and there was something about the day they (re)painted the walls that helped me to know that house could truly be home.
SW 7029 Agreeable Gray
I want to start by talking about this warm gray paint color: its make up, its undertones, its strengths… Then we’ll get more specific about how to use it in real spaces. Note: all the images you see in the post are actually painted with SW 7029.
The Perfect Greige Paint
Agreeable Gray (AG) is truly a greige: it is a warm gray paint, meaning it usually leans brown or beige rather than blue. I always refer to it as a “chameleon color,” though, because depending on the light, it can appear a light beige or a light gray.
With any color, including greige paint colors, it’s important to consider its undertones to know how the paint color may change depending on lighting conditions and color pairings.
Agreeable Gray Undertones
Undertones are simply the colors that can appear in certain lights or when next to other colors. It starts with what you might call taupe undertones. Agreeable Grey has enough blue to make it a gray, rather than a beige, but enough red and green to make it a warm gray. Although it has a very small violet undertone, I’ve never had problems with it looking purple (a potential problem with cooler grays) due to the green undertones.
You can see here that next to steel gray cabinets and Carrara marble, the AG walls take on a pale warmth, almost leaning towards a creamy beige.
But here against the rich brown wood floors (and with tons of natural light), the color looks cooler, more of a true light gray. You can even see a hint of the violet undertones in the foreground and the green undertones coming out on the back dining room wall near the fiddle leaf fig tree.
Evening light, in particular, will warm up this color to almost light creamy beige, while midday will leave it looking more like a pale steel gray. In a south-facing room, it will tend warmer, while in a north-facing room, it will tend cooler.
While we’re on the subject of wall paint, a common question I receive is what sheen should you use for wall paint? Generally speaking, flat (sometimes called matte) or eggshell are the best sheens for walls.
Flat or matte paint will give you a soft, subtle color and will hide faults in the wall texture; unfortunately, though, flat paint is generally not very easy to clean. Eggshell is a bit shinier than flat, which shows more texture on your walls, but it is more wipeable than flat paint and a better option for a house with kids or pets. It is also a better option for moist areas like kitchens or bathrooms. You can even use satin on walls for better durability and ease of cleaning.
Light Reflective Value
The Light Reflective Value or LRV of any paint is a number assigned based on how much light the color reflects, with 0 being absolute black and 100 being pure white. The higher the number, the more light is reflected. Agreeable Gray has a fairly high LRV with 60.
Looking at the LRV can be helpful if you are trying to create a light, bright feeling in your space. If you have a dark room that needs brightening, you will want a higher LRV. Or if you have a room that gets ample sunlight, and you want to capitalize on that by highlighting the beautiful light, a high LRV will help you to do that.
By comparison, Repose Gray, another popular Sherwin Williams light gray color, has an LRV of 58. Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray is a common competition. Repose gray is a bit cooler than AG with some blue undertones and, as you can see from its LRV, absorbs a bit more light than AG does, making it not quite as bright.
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How to test Paint Colors
As I said, testing your paint shade in your actual space is so important. I’ve never had a problem with paint swatches all over my walls, but I realize that’s sometimes inconvenient. And due to challenges in getting paint samples these days, I am excited to share a better option.
Samplize will send you a reusable peel and stick sheet made with real paint. It allows you to move the sample around in the room to catch the different lights. I hope you find this tool as helpful as I have!
Get your peel and stick paint samples here.
Similar Colors to Agreeable Gray
Speaking of Repose Gray, what other colors should you consider in comparison to Agreeable Gray? How does AG measure up against cooler or darker colors?
Agreeable Gray vs. Repose Gray
As I mentioned, Sherwin Williams Repose Gray is a touch cooler (more blue) than Agreeable Gray. Repose Gray is a lovely color, and it will give you a slightly more modern feel than AG with its cooler tones. I personally find AG a more versatile neutral color than Repose Gray because it can complement warmer or cooler tones in a space, like in our living room with its warm sofa and cool armchairs.
Agreeable Gray vs. Revere Pewter
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is another popular gray wall color. It is a bit darker and has more green than AG. This might be a good choice if you wanted something a bit richer and with more contrast to white trim work. However, you have to be careful of that sneaky green undertone!
Agreeable Gray vs. Colonnade Gray
Despite my love affair with Agreeable Gray, I actually chose Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray for our kitchen at our last house. Both beautiful neutral gray colors, Colonnade Gray is just a touch darker than AG. This is perfect if you want the same chameleon warm gray but a little more contrast with white cabinetry or trim.
What Whites Go with Agreeable Gray
Knowing how to pair any wall color with trim colors is important. Fortunately, with Agreeable Gray, it’s easy! I’m not sure I’ve ever found another paint colour that goes so readily with a variety of trim colors.
Agreeable Gray with Pure White Trim
In our current home, the trim work is extra white – straight out of the can off the shelf, completely untinted. And AG pairs beautifully.
It also pairs well with our kitchen cabinets, which are Dove White by Kraftmaid (the same ones we put in our ranch kitchen). Dove White has some cool gray tones to it, but fortunately, its cooler color doesn’t harm the AG.
Agreeable Gray with Antique White Trim
Our last house, an 80 year-old colonial, had very off-white antique trim, though. And SW 7029 blended beautifully. In fact, in my daughter’s nursery in that home, I embraced the creamy white trim with an off-white crib and curtains. It was my first time to use this wall color, and that’s where I fell in love with it so much that I decided to use it as that main color when we moved.
Agreeable Gray looks beautiful with Sherwin Williams Pure White, as well.
Now that we’ve established your options with with trim, what about other colors that go well with AG? Sherwin Williams designs its paint swatches with a line of colors from light to dark that are of a similar family… but I find the darker colors on the swatch with AG to be too warm for my taste.
For several darker colors that coordinate, I actually like to turn to the paint swatch that begins with Repose Gray. I have used Dorian Gray (SW 7017), Dovetail (SW 7018), and Gauntlet Gray (SW 7019) all with AG, and I love how they complement the soft warm gray.
For a beautiful blue green color, I would consider SW 7621 Silvermist. Or for a soft blue gray, try SW 6247 Krypton.
And for more ideas of coordinating colors – from whites to blacks to beiges – see my paint color home tour.
Agreeable Gray as Trim and Cabinetry
I have not actually used AG on trim or cabinetry yet, but I just might have something in the works. Update: we used Agreeable Gray for the cabinetry in our office, and it turned out beautifully. For trim and cabinetry, you want to use satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss paint. This will be wipeable and more durable than flat or eggshell.
AG would be a lovely, subtle trim color against white walls (SW 7008 Alabaster on the walls would be a beautiful combo!). And for kitchen cabinets, it could give you a light mushroom feel, which would be so very elegant paired with brass hardware and marble countertops.
More Exterior and Interior Paint Color Ideas
I’m excited to have kicked off these paint color posts with my favorite greige… but I’m even more excited to keep it going! See here for more of my favorite most popular colors in real spaces.
With Agreeable Gray, Sherwin Williams truly found themselves the perfect neutral paint color. In my humble opinion, of course. 😉
If you think you might agree, be sure to pin this for your next makeover!
Sitting here in my Agreeable Gray home office as I read this. A very helpful post. Thank you!
Love it! Isn’t it a fabulous color?
Hi Corrie. Can you please share pictures of your home office in Agreeable Gray? I’m considering painting my office buils-in’s AG. It’s either that or i’ll paint them in white with a griege grass cloth backing. Our floors our dark walnut.
This is a wonderful post Rachel. I’ve always loved the way you put colors together. I agree, let’s keep going, because I’m thinking of switching up my paint colors. Yeah!
Thank you, Diana!
Rachel, your article has been very helpful! I painted my new house walls AG, trims and doors Alabaster. I have 2 teen boys and always have their friends over, I have finger prints and marks all over the doors… what dark color can I paint the doors only. My cabinets are espresso, and my floors same dark wood color as the one on your article picture
Hi Andrea! Great question—my first thought was Gauntlet Gray! Give it a try.
What color is on your lower kitchen cabinets?
It’s called Greyloft from the Kraftmaid cabinet line. It’s similar to Peppercorn by SW if that helps!
Do you think it would pair well with golden oak colored trim though? I was initially thinking of using Benjamin Moore’s revere pewter. I like both but not sure if AG would go with the golden oak trim in our house. Thanks!
Great question! I think it depends on the look you are going for. Depending on the lighting your home receives, the golden oak trim could bring out the warmer tones in AG or make it look cooler by comparison. The green undertones in Revere Pewter might show up more in contrast to the orangey oak, though… I wish I had a clearer answer for you, but I think you may do best to try a large test swatch of each and see how the lighting in your home affects their relationship to the golden oak.
Painting my kitchen, living room, foyer and hall agreeable gray. Bottom of chair rail in dining room white. Would the top of chair rail french gray look ok.
I’d probably make the chair rail white as a preference too!
Love the Agreeable grey in your home. I have SW Colonnade grey in my kitchen and dining room. I am looking for a slightly lighter coordinating color to go in our living room and foyer. Do you think the Agreeable grey would look ok?
Thank you, Amy! I think Agreeable gray and colonnade gray are SUPER similar, though Agreeable gray is a lighter and possibly a tad warmer (depends on the lighting you get in those rooms). I think it’s a wonderful option for you! You may not even be able to tell that they are different colors, though, depending on how much natural lighting those rooms get… I would suggest trying a sample so you can see what it does in your space. I hope this helps!
Absolutely gorgeous! I would never have thought gray would look so good, but it does. The kitchen with the gray and white is stunning!
Thank you, Jo!
We have natural maple cabinets that have taken on a warm hue over the years. Our floors are a chocolate maple against a charcoal tile in the kitchen which has a marble of chocolate brown through it. Our counter tops are a granite with flecks of rose. Would this color help to bring those together? We painted in all grey but it’s too cool. Side note it’s open concept with one wall basically all windows.
Agreeable gray is much warmer than a true gray! While I recommend you sample the color before fully committing, this could be a good selection for you!
Thank you thank you thank you! This was such a wonderful help with my paint choice. I was leaning towards agreeable grey but was unsure what to use in other rooms of my house because I want it to flow nicely. Between this and your article about the color scheme for your home I have come up with a great pallete. I have already painted my small half bath is Sherwin Williams Misty. Do you think that will complement nicely? Also I was thinking of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace as trim throughout.
I’m so glad you found it helpful! I haven’t used Misty myself, but I do think it will complement Agreeable Gray beautifully. And Chantilly Lace is a crisp, clean white, so it is a pretty safe bet. Good luck!
What is the wood flooring used in your main part of the house? I love that tone with the agreeable gray! Is it engineered or stained on site? beautiful house!
I wrote all about our flooring here: https://www.maisondepax.com/wide-plank-oak-floors/
They are engineered wood planks and I LOVE them!
I love Agreeable Gray!! I’m having a hard time picking out our new couch color, tho. We currently have a dark leather couch which looks great, but I’m wanting more of fabric this time. I don’t feel like beige looks great, maybe a charcoal? Light gray? Pewter? Light or dark? Any suggestions would be awesome.
I have a light grey couch in my den with Agreeable Gray. You can see it here: https://www.maisondepax.com/gray-living-room-with-simple-fall-decor/
Kelly: This is months later, but maybe you’re still looking. Our whole house is Agreeable Gray and we chose a pewter sofa from Pier 1 (RIP!) It gives just enough contrast. We love AG so much we are painting our new house the same color 🙂
Your post was so helpful! I am going to run to my local Sherwin Williams and get a color chip of Agreeable Gray- so lovely! What is the color of the base cabinets in your kitchen? That deep gray is beautiful.
Hi! It is a color called Greyloft from the Kraftmaid Cabinetry brand.
I love your kitchen!! Is there a Sherwin Williams color that would be very similar to your bottom cabinets?
Thank you! The gray is kind of a cross between Grizzle Gray and Peppercorn. Or you can see the exact formula we used for our color match here. I hope this helps!
I have Navajo White trim throughout my house, can I use Agreeable Gray as the wall color throughout?
You should try a sample first to see if you like the look!
I am glad to read this about Agreeable Grey. We are building a new home and my favorite go-to color Woolskein was not an option. It sounds like AG will have some of the same warm&cool properties I have loved with the WS. Thank you for the encouragement!
It really is a great color! I hope you love it!
I am painting my kitchen agreeable gray. Which color white would you recommend for the kitchen cabinets? My floors are a dark brown stained concrete.
I have seen beautiful cabinet results with White Dove (Benjamin Moore) and Simply White.
Hello. What is the code for the steel gray color?
Do you mean on the cabinets? It’s a cabinet color from Kraftmaid called Grey Loft.
After reading this and gushing over the pictures, I’ve decided to go with agreeable gray as the color for all of our bedrooms. I’d love your input on what color you’d recommend for our carpets. Thank you!
I’d always go slightly gray so that you can hide dirt but stay neutral.
I am planning to paint nearly my whole house agreeable gray. The woodwork is all dover white. I think they will work fine together. But before the walls, I need to have all the ceilings painted. Do you think I should use dover white on the ceiling since its the white throughout the house on the woodwork, or a slightly brighter white than dover? There is no crown or trim – so the dover white nearest the ceiling is the door trim. Last, my floors are acacia – with browns and warm tones but also red tones. Any worries about that with AG?
It’s not unusual to have a brighter white for the ceiling! It depends on whether you truly like warm whites. I think Agreeable Gray really compliments those warm whites well.
Which white did you use or recommend for the ceiling?
The same as the trim color, but in flat.
I painted my kitchen cabinets AG and I love it. I had expresso cabinets before. It feels like my kitchen doubled in size.
Light colors really do expand rooms!
Fran cannot decide between alabaster and AG for my kitchen cabinets. Do you mind posting a picture? Mine are dark cherry now. Catherine in Kentucky
Thank you so much for sharing your photos! When I brought home samples and put 2 coats on drywall we were shocked at how light Agreeable Gray was as no photos online showed this. Defeated, I kept looking and luckily found your beautiful home.
We have have a 3 story, north facing, living area with 10 windows and I definitely get the light color you showed. I am hopeful it doesn’t scream “white” when it’s all done.
Hi! I’m glad you found it helpful! I do love this color and it really is a nice warm neutral throughout the home.
Hi. What is the color on the bottom cabinets where the kitchen has white dove top cabinets and gold hardware? I love the combo. Did you do your entire kitchen like that and I also love the backsplash!
Hi Alissa, the color is greyloft from the KraftMaid Cabinets line.
Hi! Thanks for the great post. What is the name of the countertop you used? Thank you!
Our kitchen features honed Carrara marble.
Do you think AG would work with a pure white molding and trim and light gray beach wood tile flooring?
I do! Blending grays is not usually a problem. With furniture and rugs, it should look great.
Renovating a basement with very little natural light. Floors are natural hickory. I can’t decide between agreeable gray or repose gray. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Both are great colors. Repose is more of a neutral gray, whereas Agreeable Grey is more ‘greige’. I’d also consider lightening up either of those colors for a basement since natural light is sparse.
Thanks so much!!!! We went with Repose Gray.
Love everything you show! Would you recommend any color you mention here for small, open space with low light?
Yes! They would all be great for a low-light space, but you can always have them lightened a bit at the paint store too.
I want to paint my cabinets agreeable grey. I have wood paneling walls but want to paint them an light dark grey. What do you recommend?
Take a look at Agreeable gray on the paint card at SW. You might consider some of the shades that are darker versions of AG to paint the walls.
Hi! Do you have any recommendations for a taupe or darker gray that might match agreeable gray? We moved in to a house and painted AG everywhere, but want to paint the kitchen cabinets something to match. We just switched the counter tops to a white quartz with light tan/gold specks to match the sandy/somewhat gold backsplash. Taupe seems like a fit but just so unsure.
We have a neutral gray on our kitchen cabinets (factory finish), but Repose Gray (SW) is pretty neutral as well.
I currently had cabinets painted a decorators white – benjamin more, have black quartz countertop, and gray/white subway tiles. Our walls are dk brown. I think the Agreeable Gray would look perfect in the kitchen. I am struggling then, what to do with the adjoining family room wall color which is the same dk brown wall, andlight brown speckled carpet? . I have dark leather brown sectional that I love, the woodwork is white. Would Agreeable Gray look okay with the leather sofa and light brown carpet? ugh…
Do you know your original dark brown color? Sometimes it is useful to find a color that fits with that family with similar tones. Agreeable gray is more warm than other grays, so that would be helpful for your situation.
Just moved cross country to a beautiful place, all walls are SW Camelback…need to change! Gorgeous red oak flooring, my new sectional is a medium gray fabric and I have many darker wood family heirlooms (back to 1800s in Europe)…..AG or..Accessible gray…or ???? Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings….oh help!!!!
I can’t speak for Accessible Gray, but AG does have beautiful warmer gray tones that blend well with woods.
I’m painting our kitchen AG with alabaster trim. My foyer is versatile gray but I’m thinking of painting adjacent living room AG as well.
Is it OK to have two separate colors in foyer vs living room? My floor is honey oak. All furniture is cream, I ivory.
Thank you! I think you can absolutely have different grays in adjacent rooms. But I would test the AG in the space to make sure that it doesn’t read too green next to the Versatile Gray. With these light gray colors, you have to be careful about checking in your exact lighting. I hope this helps!
Do you think Agreeable Gray with Alabaster for the trim is a good combo. Was t hinking about doing this in my living room.
Alabaster is a great white and I think it would work, but I always recommend getting a sample to see if you like the way it fits in your home’s style and lighting.
Hi Rachel…I would love your opinion on my color choices for the exterior of our house.
We have a cedar shake and brick house (taupes, grey, brown mix) . I’m repainting the cedar shakes (Agreeable Gray). The trim is undecided. Would you go light (Dover White, Alabaster) or dark (Urban Bronze, Gauntlet Gray). The style of house is Cape Cod. Any feedback is so appreciated!
I have a very good friend painting her cedar shakes~ she chose a medium gray (Dove Tail) and Snowbound (white- for trim). If you want a more traditional look, I’d go white for the trim.
Love this article and amazed at how you’ve kept up with answering questions. Love AG and hoping it works on our house we just purchased. We have Cedar ceilings in LV and Kitchen. I’m going to do a pickling wash to lighten them a bit. Do you think AG will work with the cedar?
Thank you so much.
Yes! I think cedar is a beautiful combination with AG.
We purchased the agreeable gray as a sample and painted some sections throughout the house to see how it looked in various light (sun, artificial, etc.). It looks so much darker on my walls than what I think it should. Do you have any advice regarding this? Do you think it’s because it’s over a darker beige, so it appears darker than if it was over a white primer? Looking for some advice!
Some of depends on natural lighting. We have a lot of light in our home. Have you considered ‘whitening’ the paint a bit and going lighter? Also, paint sometimes goes on darker and dries lighter.
I am helping a single man redo his house. He is getting a medium tone brown wood floor installed in his living room and bedrooms. The kitchen has a lighter beige color title (more white with beige in it). Right now he has old oak cabinets. He has dark brown furniture. Should I use AG or Repose Gray? I want the warmer gray that has brown undertones. I also need a good color that will coordinate for the cabinets. He has plain white countertops. Any suggestions?
I’d go with AG to lighten things up. Repose really is a medium gray and might feel heavy with all of the darker interiors.
What color of cabinets do you think I should go with if I use agreeable gray on the walls? The counter top is white and the title is a white/beige color. Grout is a light beige brown. There is a farmhouse wooden light fixture with bronze trim in that same room over a darker brown dining room table. Looking at Gauntlet gray but wondering if I should go with something darker.
I’m so sorry I missed this question somehow! I love how Gauntlet Gray pairs with AG, so I think you’re on the right track there. Hope this helps!
Thank you! What color do you think for kitchen cabinets? Do you think Dovetail Gray or Gauntlet gray? Which one goes better with AG. Still don’t want to make it where it darkens the kitchen to much.
You might consider Dovetail. It’s a very medium gray. My friend used it on her exterior, but indoors it will appear darker without tons of natural light. The best way to test it is grab some samples!
I feel like I’m color blind. I need help choosing colors for my kitchen dining room and hallways. I have agreeable grey on main walls in living room and a small wall with Morris room grey I think I want to make my kitchen sea salt but not sure if it will go with the white washed cabinets. My counter is black granite and back splash is warm browns. My floor is a cumin color. HELP! Ps I like warm greys that are closer to the grey color.
I think that sea salt really reads green in some homes. With the brown and white wash, it might be too much of another color tone. Are you interested in agreeable gray for that room too?
I have medium oak cabinets, trim and floors. White doors. Countertop has tans, grey, brown and black. Not a lot of natural light. tried sample painting of perfect greige. It was too dark with a purple look. My painter is now recommending Agreeable Grey. I don’t want it to just look like cream. Thoughts?
It definitely will help you avoid that purple greige look! It’s a warmer gray toned greige.
Hi, thanks for all this helpful info! We just got new white oak floors installed and unfortunately some of the boards picked up the stain with more orangey pink undertones than I would have liked. It’s mostly a light brown and not too awful; I think I can fix it with lighting and paint… but I love to decorate with gray/blue/green/yellow so orange and pink feel like the worst thing that could have happened! Do you think AG would work with that type of floor?
Yes! I do think it will work. Also, rugs can help, but you ideally want a grey tone to warm up that pink tone.
This article was indeed very helpful but I’m still a little scared to get rid of all the khaki walls and opt for the grey. I have been leaning toward either BM Revere Pewter or SW Agreeable Grey. How do you think will look against travertine floors? They’re definitely beige/khaki. I’m not really concerned about any other location (aside from where the travertine is). And, how does it play with Chestnut leather, do you think?
Agreeable gray really is a light, soft gray with beige hints, so I think it will be a great fit! Always try a sample before you commit though.
I loved this article. My current house is painted agreeable gray with Sherwin-Williams pure white trim and I love it. My dilemma is that I recently purchased a Lakehouse that I want to repaint. The ceilings are only seven foot making the rooms feel short and closed in. I think this feeling could be alleviated somewhat by carrying the same color from the walls to the ceiling and using a light color to make it feel more open. I am considering SW 7028 incredible white for the walls and ceilings with Agreeable Gray trim. In the article, you mentioned that you have never used a AG for trim but were considering it . Have you done so yet? Do you think this color combo would work?
I haven’t done AG with trim. Would you consider doing the trim, ceilings and walls in all the same color? White can really open up those ceilings!
I would definitely consider that. I was considering Eider white ceiling and wam with Agreeable gray trim. But hadn’t thought about doing the trim the same color too. Would you use the same color just in a different sheen on the trim?
I’m sorry, Stacy, I think I was answering comments too quickly the other day and didn’t explain myself very well. I think you could either go all white with eggshell or flat walls and semigloss or satin trim (which would probably make the space look the biggest)… or you could do white walls and ceiling with AG trim. I recently used Alabaster on the walls and Repose Gray (which is just a bit cooler than AG) on the trim in a client’s house, and it turned out SO beautifully! The only thing I would caution against is painting crown molding in AG (if you have any). With 7′ ceilings, I fear that would just highlight the lower ceiling. I hope this helps!!
Thanks. That does help. There is no crown mounding. There was before but we took it down. I was hoping to totally loose the line at the ceiling to make the room appear taller and bigger. I’ll have to pick up some samples and play around to decide if I want to go white on white or use gray trim.
So glad it was helpful.
I was thinking about these colors for building a new house
Trim SW Extra White
Walls SW Pearly White
Cabinets SW Colonnade grey
Trim SW Extra White
Walls SW Incredible White
Cabinets SW Agreeable Grey
I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those colors, but I think that Incredible White and AG may not have much contrast for walls/cabinets. Since the sheen usually changes for cabinets anyway, they may almost blend together. Is that what you were hoping for? If you were going for a softer, almost blending interior, then you might also consider 7005 Pure White for the trim instead of Extra White. It’s a touch softer and will blend with Incredible White and Agreeable Gray a bit more. If you were going for more of a contrast, though, then I might lean towards the Pearly White and Colonnade Gray combo. Hope this helps!
Thank you so much! That helps a lot. With the Pearly White walls and Colonnade cabinets would Extra white go with the trim or still go with the softer Pute White?
I think you could go either way, Diana! The Extra White will seem a bright, crisp white against those other colors (similar to how my white fireplace and trim pops against our AG walls), while the Pure White would be a touch softer and more cohesive. You can’t go wrong either way; go with your gut. 🙂
Thank you! You have been most helpful!
This post is very helpful! I am using agreeable gray in 2 houses. Some rooms have high ceilings some 8 ft. What are your thoughts on using AG on walls and ceilings?
I am using Alabaster in one and pure white in the other for trim. Which type of Sherwin Williams paint , ie emerald, cashmere, super paint , pro mar , etc. do you like for interior walls?
I tend to use Super Paint as it has a primer in it. I usually do 2 coats for even sheen and color. I would use your favorite white on the ceiling in flat instead of AG.
Do you like satin or eggshell for walls?
Would you use oil base on a kitchen island?
With the super paint, can use use it over primer that is already on?
Thank you for you quick reply!
With kids, I like satin walls! You can definitely use Superpaint over primed walls or wood. Oil based paint does harden well, but it does have a strong odor, so be sure to use good ventilation. Latex paint designed for cabinets like Benjamin Moore Advanced paint is a good option as well!
Hi,I have AG all through my house and ceilings as well.I am going to Install crown molding.Should I repaint ceiling in living area,another cor to bring the crown out more.My floors are like a marbled,grey and my kitchen is white cabinets,LR has tile also red ssctional.Thank you so much,Hope you’ll be my answer.
Your home sounds beautiful! I typically choose a ceiling color that is white and bright, rather than a color (since it is so difficult to repaint). White ceilings will reflect gorgeous light in your home.
Thank you so much for answering. We had picked AG on walls and ceiling.So white ceiling would be best choice for the crown molding g to pop! Again ,thank you for kindness and honest answer.
You’re so welcome!
Hi Have you done or seen AG on cabinets and what color walls would you do? Just thinking about the color and I haven’t seen any comments on cabinet color of Agreeable Grey.
Great question! I am actually considering AG for some cabinets in a client’s home right now, but I haven’t done it before. I have, however, seen lots of cabinets in Repose Gray. As I mentioned, Repose Gray is VERY similar to AG overall, but a bit cooler – more of a true gray. And the repose gray cabinets were beautiful. I paired them with Alabaster in a client’s home. I think you have similar options with AG if you want to try!
Hi, I am remodeling a lake house kitchen overlooking the great room. Wanting to use Alabaster on the kitchen cabinets and use Agreeable Gray on the walls in the kitchen and the great room shiplap walls with Alabaster trim. Do you think shiplap would look good in Agreeable Gray with Alabaster trim.
So sorry for the slow reply… this comment somehow slipped through the cracks! I do think that Agreeable gray is a great neutral color for shiplap, and Alabaster is a soft, subtle warm white that will create a cozy space. Sounds like you’re on a good track. 🙂
My foyer is Agreeable Gray with White Dove ceiling and trim. I am looking for a green that will blend with the foyer for my lower natural light living room. I need to try to blend with an old but treasured dark teal leather chair.
Apologies for the slow reply, Nancy. Greens can be so hard, especially when trying to pair with an existing piece of furniture, but if you’re certain you’d like to go green, I would recommend looking at Silvermist (SW 7621). It’s a gray green with some blue in it (which would be important if trying to pair with teal). It’s not too dark (which would be good for a low-light room). No idea if it will be right for your teal chair, but I can absolutely say that I think it’s a lovely color! You can see it in real spaces in our last home here. Hope this helps!
Hi Rachel! We are doing Agreeable Gray on the walls in an old farmhouse renovation. I’m torn between Extra White and Pure White on the trim and ceiling. What do you think would go better with AG? Thanks in advance for the help.
Hi Heather! Fortunately, I don’t think you can go wrong with either. 🙂 The Extra White (which is what I have in my home) is a little bluer against the AG and will give a slightly crisper look. The Pure White is a bit warmer, which would blend with the AG a bit more, giving the whole space a slightly softer look. I hope this helps!
Hi there, great article. I’d love your opinion. I just had medium gray LVP put on my home floors. Now painting the walls and I’m stressed. I put a sample of Site White (a cool gray) on the walls and it’s too blue for me. I’d rather go with a warm gray such as AG. Do you think that’s okay with the color of my floors? Not a lot of natural lighting and vaulted ceilings.
I’m afraid it all depends on the lighting and flooring in your home. My best suggestion is to grab a sample of Agreeable Gray and paint in onto multiple pieces of cardstock or cardboard. Put them around your home in various places next to the flooring and leave them there for a full day at least so you can see them in various natural lightings. Then you’ll know if you like it. I hope this helps!
I’ll give it a try. 🙂
You are so sweet to answer these questions. I am working with Agreeable Grey Kitchen Cabinets. And looking at first floor wall color to pair with it. You’ve replied previously suggesting Alabaster. Is there an option you’d recommend with a little more color? It may be too white for my house. I’m looking at Eider White SW and Gossamer Viel SW which are light with some grey. Just curious since you are looking at AG Cabs if there are any other colors you’d consider pairing. Thanks so much
Eider white would be great! It’s a little more gray than brown, but a similar pairing to AG. Test it first to make sure you like it!
Thank you for all of the details with AG. My new house is entirely painted in AG and I love it, one of the best colors. I am getting ready to paint a north facing shiplap accent wall and have been looking for a good blue and have been through so many colors but looking at SW Bracing Blue. Do you think this would be a good match with the AG?
The only concern I have with Bracing Blue is that it might have a periwinkle (a touch of purple) in it when paired with the AG… but it will depend on your lighting. I would encourage you to try a sample and see what you think. If it does read too purple, then you might try something with more green to it, like Blustery Sky or Smoky Azurite. I hope this helps!
Thank you! I also looked at Blustery Sky but it seemed too dark. Will also check out Smoky Azurite too!
You’re welcome! You could always consider having a color done at 75% saturation (which would make it a little lighter than the original color) if that helps. As always, I recommend trying a sample first, obviously. Best of luck!
We are paining our new house 75% agreeable Grey. Not sure if we should use pure white or snowbound or extra white.
We want a Airy feel to the house. Our built house is a farm house. Thank you so much.
I’ve always used pure white for trim!
I live in Kansas and have a north facing home. We are considering painting the interior of our home Agreeable Gray. We have darker kitchen cabinets and our trim in our home is SW Divine White. Do you think Agreeable Gray will look okay in our home?
One of the beautiful things about Agreeable Gray (in my humble opinion) is that it looks great with cool or warm white trim… And Divine White is definitely creamy and warm. But I think AG can work with it! As always, though, I would definitely try some samples in various places: near the kitchen cabinets, right next to some trim, and on different walls that receive the light differently. In a north-facing house or room, it’s likely to look a bit cooler, so it will probably read more gray than beige; if that’s what you’re going for, then I think it should work. I hope this helps!
Thank you so much!
We painting the exterior brick on house AG. We have a large brick fireplace with two white shelves on either side and white trim. We want to stick with a paint within the gray family but want to keep the rooms bright. What color do you recommended matching with the AG from exterior and fireplace brick?
I’m sorry, but I want to be sure I understand your question: are you looking for a color for the shelves and trim on either side of your fireplace? Or are you looking for a wall color for your interior?
Thank you for replying. Sorry for not clarifying well. We are trying to decide the wall color. Also, would it be ok to paint the exterior and interior of the house AG?
AG as an exterior would be really light, almost appearing white. If you like AG tones, but want it to look more beige, then you should consider a darker color. I would test a lot of samples on the exterior before you make a commitment!
We just put in LVP floors called Southern Charm which are a gray beige combo. Thinking of agreeable gray throughout the bottom floor of house, alabaster on kitchen cabinets and trim. We have black/brown granite counters. Would urban bronze on back kitchen wall and accent wall in dining room work with AG and alabaster trim?
All those paint colors have warm brownish/beige tones beneath them, so I would imagine they would be lovely together. As always, I would encourage testing the colors in your space, but I think it sounds promising! Hope this helps. 🙂
Fantastic article and thread! Loved reading all the questions and your answers.
I have dark hardwood floors in living and formal dining area, looking to paint all walls SW Agreeable Grey. I have wainscot in the dining, looking at SW Dove Tail or SW Mindful Gray for the bottom, would you please give me your thoughts or other ideas?
Also painting the kitchen walls with AG. I want to stick with the same white for kitchen cabinets and trim color throughout, which white would you recommend, looking at SW Alabaster or SW Pure White.
We are also replacing all the kitchen countertops, do you have a recommendation for Quartz; white with a touch of these colors?
I’m so sorry for the slow reply… doing my best to keep up with comments! 🙂 I LOVE Dovetail with AG. It’s a beautiful, darker complement with a similar warmth/cool to it. As for the kitchen, Alabaster will give a softer, warmer look overall (see more about my thoughts on warm whites here), while Pure White would be a crisper complement to the AG, with a bit more contrast. Neither is right or wrong! Just different. 🙂 For quartzes, there are SO many brands out there now that you have almost endless options. I’m afraid I don’t have a specific favorite right now, but I definitely recommend taking your paint samples with you when looking at quartzes so you can see the undertones. I hope this helps!
I’m unsure if it’s asked, but what is your flooring you used? I love the beautiful colour of it!
You can read all about our flooring choices in this post: https://www.maisondepax.com/wide-plank-oak-floors/
I hope this helps!
We are getting ready to sell our house. We will be painting all the rooms Agreeable Gray SW7029. My question is, we purchased a TV cabinet over 6 ft long from a resale shop and my husband is going to refinish it. He wants to paint it a dark blue. What SW dark blue(s) will go with AG.
Thanks in advance.
I think Naval by SW is a great deep navy.
This article helped me so much! We are doing AG throughout our house, and Pure White for ceilings, trim, and baseboards. I’m doing the top kitchen cabinets white, and then the bottom cabinets and island Urbane Bronze. My question is.. would you use Pure White for the top cabinets or a different white?
Great question (and sounds beautiful, by the way)! I love to use the same color white but in different sheens for cabinets… So Pure White in satin or semigloss for the cabinets and trim and Pure White in eggshell or flat for the walls. 🙂 I hope this helps!
We are building a new small house. Our wall color for the past 34 years has been white. I wanted to change to something else thinking about the agreeable gray. Our furniture is in brown tones, bed honey oak, couch tan. Do you think that will work or go darker? The flooring will be medium brown tones or a weathered gray tone, haven’t completely made up my mind .. Kitchen cabinets are white. Any suggestions would be helpful.
I think Agreeable Gray would be great for that application! It sounds like you have some gray in the flooring too.
I’m updating an old house & wanting to use AG on walls. Do you think SW pure white or SW alabaster would look best for kitchen cabinets, trim & painting fireplace?
Also what finish would be best for those as well? Thank you 🙂
I’d probably prefer Pure White for that application over Alabaster.
Ok thank you & the other option I thought about is Benjamin Moore white dove. Would that be softer?
Do you like to keep ceilings white also?
White Dove is a very warm white. I tend to prefer more crisp white for my trim work. I do like white ceilings in flat.
Hey there! We have purchased AG 50% strength to repaint our kitchen/living room, with white trim (and new white cabinets). We’re replacing the floors too and I’m having a terrible time deciding on color of wood flooring. Would you go with a light oak or a darker more classic color? With the flooring I wouldn’t want it to be warm though with the grey, right? Any color recommendations for flooring would be so appreciated!
Actually, one of the things I love about AG is that it goes well with both warms and cools. Our last house had warm oak floors (which weren’t my favorite color, but we couldn’t justify refinishing at the time), and I thought the AG looked lovely; you can see the combo in the nursery picture in this post. Our current home has rich browns (as seen in most of the rest of these images), and I love the combo. And though I opted for white walls in our ranch house, I think that AG would look beautiful with those floors, as well. In short, I think you can do just about anything! I would avoid super gray floors, though, as that will probably make AG look beige by comparison. I hope this helps!
I just stumbled upon this post and found it very helpful. We are going to paint our walls AG and landed on pure white for trim, doors, and ceiling. What I want to know is what backsplash you used in your kitchen? It is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks!
Hi Megan! I’m so glad you love it. The backsplash is honed marble and you can find it here (affiliate link): https://rstyle.me/+c2mJd5qWRZRf9FoRa2yP_A
Hi Rachel. I sold my house that I had completely remodeled with AG walls and white trim, and a completely new white kitchen with quartz. I loved all the color choices I made there.
My question is on this new house I just bought. I don’t love the kitchen cabinet color, as they are a medium brown, with both yellow and a little reddish undertones, but they are not a darker cherry. The house walls are painted in tan, but the tile floor is perfect because it has a blend of cream/tan and grays. I believe Agreeable Gray walls will work with the cabinets, however I can’t find any pics to back up my thoughts. What do you think? Will AG work with the medium brown cabinets?
It’s always so hard to talk about colors in theory (because light play in any given space can make such a difference), but I do think that AG can work with medium browns – just look at our floors in most of the images above. 🙂
Hi Rachel! Your expertise is so
helpful. We are redoing our kitchen with black honed granite countertops and antique looking muted brick for backsplash. I think a warm greige would be a good choice for cabinet color. Agreeable? What do you think? If not greige, what color? Haven’t decided on flooring yet. We face southeast. Thank you!
Sounds dramatic and beautiful, Lori! I agree that AG would probably be lovely with those elements, but I would double check it in the space against the brick to make sure it doesn’t look green next to the red brick (and it doesn’t make the brick look too pink). Flooring choice will also play a part, obviously. Worldly Gray is another lovely greige with a hair less green that might be good. Or you could go a completely different direction and use a slate gray/blue like this. Whatever you choose, I’m sure it will be lovely. Best of luck on your project!
Hi! Have you ever paired Agreeable Gray and Eider White together? I am considering pairing the two for both of my boys rooms. Thoughts?
I haven’t paired those two together, but I think it could be a good fit.
I love this thread. It is very helpful. My entire house is painted in AG. Getting ready for a kitchen renovation. Tend to lead towards warm kitchen cabinet pictures like Repose Gray or BM Silver Song. I am so undecided. We get a lot of late afternoon sun and am afraid that the warmer colors will look dingy. I am torn between Alabaster, Pure White, or a Repose Gray or something in that tone. We do have Extra White on trim and columns near the kitchen space. Was thinking of Calcutta Laza for countertop. Wanted the island cabinets a different color too. What is your all time favorite color combination with AG walls, kitchen cabinet and island? Thank you!
Lots of afternoon sun will make the room look warmer, for sure… but you might like that. I would look at this post about different white tones to see if it helps to think through the warm vs cool. If you are planning to keep your walls AG, though, Repose Gray would likely look blue against them. AG and RG are very very similar, just warm and cool, respectively. My inclination would be to match the other whites in the area, but if you might paint those columns, then I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those choices. As for the island, you’ve got endless options! If you want to go dark and neutral, Gauntlet Gray is beautiful. Or you can go even more dramatic with Iron Ore. Or consider a blue or green… AG is so versatile, you’ve got lots of freedom. I hope this helps!
Would love your opinion!!
I have pure white kitchen cabinets, trim and ceiling w/AG walls, white tile floor and white granite countertop w/Gray/black/brown flecking. I might paint my lower cabinets and or island. Looking at Naval, Still Water or Tempe Star. Any thoughts? TIA!
I am not familiar with all those colors (except Naval which is a bolder blue), but I’d consider trying them on a foam board and trying them in a space to see if you like the combination. Pure White and AG are so versatile that they look good with everything.
This was a very helpful article. Thank you so much. We are building a new house. For the kitchen cabinets, I am thinking SW Dovetail Gray, the walls throughout house in SW Agreeable Gray. There will be white countertops and white backsplash in kitchen. My concern is gray cabinets next to a gray wall…would that look ok? I’m afraid of having too much gray. I want it to feel light and airy, but have color also.
Agreeable gray is much more ‘greige’ in color than Dovetail Gray. One option is to lighten AG for your home a bit if you want it to feel light and airy. But, I’d definitely recommend sampling those colors next to each other before you decide.
Hello! I love your advise and I had a couple questions. My kitchen faces South and we get light in there but I want to paint my cabinets. I was looking at Agreeable Gray and Anew Gray. I have Repose as an option too. Problem is my walls are taupe light and dark. I’m not sure how to make this look good without repainting walls. I’m going to get new counters and backsplash but it’s a process. If I were to paint walls what would you recommend with those color cabinets. I have a small galley kitchen too. I was afraid to paint the cabinets too dark of a color. Thank you!
Hi Jennifer! I’d probably paint your cabinets a warm white color that blends well with Agreeable Gray. I agree that having a beige next to a beige/gray would muddy the colors.
Are you open to white paints?
Hi! Thank you for the response. So over the weekend we fell in love with Worldy Gray. I want to do the cabinets in that. I will probably end up painting the walls. Is there a color you would suggest?
Worldly Gray is a great color! We just used it for cabinets for a client, and it’s lovely. I really like how it goes with Pure White (SW 7005) – simple and clean with just a touch of warmth.
You’re so right on the white! Thank you!
So glad I could help, Jennifer!
Love this info! So helpful! Would love your opinion… I have a pretty dark, almost basement (lower level of my split level home), north facing room that I am hoping to repaint. I was hoping to do Agreeable Gray as the trim and door color with white walls. Do you think Alabaster white walls with AG trim would look okay? Or what are your suggestions? Thanks!
Yes I do! I think you need some lighter pigments that will be able to warm that cool north facing light.
This post has been so helpful! 90% of my house is agreeable gray. What color would you suggest painting my master bed and bath? My master bath is currently shoji white. Also, should the master bed and bath be painted the same color? Thank you so much!!
It depends on what you love! I don’t think they have to match; I’d take lighting into considering and using white in spaces where you really want brightness!
Love the examples!!
I use a product called Sure Swatch. They are clear and you can paint them. I will often get sample paint and find other uses for it if it’s not the one I want. I bought it at Home Depot.
SureSwatch 9 in. x 12 in. Paintable Clear Film (15-Pack) $13.98
Great tips, Michelle!
How would Agreeable Gray look with oak cabinets ? What color trim would be good?
I think AG could be beautiful and a slightly warm white trim would be perfect!
Wow! What great information! May I ask for your thoughts?
We will have Kraftmaid Dove white cabinets in our kitchen. Thinking about Agreeable Gray for the walls, and debating about SW Pure White or SW Extra White for the trim throughout the house.
In your post you mention that you have Extra White in your house for trim, but in other comments you mention that you really like SW Pure White for trim. I am liking Pure White for the bit of warmth, but we will also have a lot of Kraftmaid Dove White cabinets in our kitchen, and I’m worried that the Pure White trim in adjacent rooms might make the cabinets dingy? Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated!
I don’t think you can go wrong with Extra or Pure White trim. Both are brighter than KM Dove White, but I’ve never felt like they make the cabinets feel dingy. The only concern I would have is whether the Pure White trim could look a bit yellow next to the Dove White Cabinets, so I would definitely hold it up in your space to make sure you like the combination. I hope this helps!
Thank you so much!!! Really appreciate your insight!
You are welcome!
I am repainting my kitchen that that has cherry cabinets and large pantry. I want to paint the walls Agreeable gray since the rest of my house in AG. Can I paint the trim and a small over the cabinet area along with a small pantry door(not the cherry one) in SW Alabaster? I am having an island built that I can have two chairs and a large work area but can’t decide on a color for the island. Would like your suggestions. No table and chairs in this kitchen so my island can be a focal point upon entrance with three long windows that will be in back of this island where the chairs are going to be. Thank you
This was very helpful! We just bought our first house and I’m going to be using Agreeable Gray with Pure White trim. Looking for lighter color for bathrooms and hall (which is visible from LR via a half wall). Was looking at Alabaster but it seem like it may be too light. What about Pearly White? I’ve searched the internet but can’t find references of them being used together.
Sorry for the delay. I’ve never used Pearly White, but I have thought before that it would be a nice complement to Agreeable Gray. I say test it out and see! 🙂
Hi Rachel! Such an informative post! We just a bought a new house, it has lots of natural light coming in. The home office has one big window in the center of the built in and a small window on the adjacent wall. The floors are red oak getting stained in dark walnut. I’m considering painting my office built-in’s AG. It’s either that or i’ll paint it in SW Pure White with a griege grass cloth on the back wall of the built-in. I’m torn between the two options. Any thoughts on that? Thanks!
The combination of SW Pure White on the walls with a grass cloth in the built-in definitely interests me!
Agreeable, gray is so dark that everybody washes it out online with camera settings that it never is accurate
We love it in our space, but we do have wonderful natural light. You can always lighten up the paint, but I always recommend trying it in your space first.