Today I have all the details on Agreeable Gray coordinating colors and how you can use them in your home.
So you have decided to use Agreeable Gray in your home and now you need to figure out how to coordinate your other furnishings with this fantastic color. Never fear, I have your back!
Agreeable Gray is a gorgeous mid-light toned gray paint color that many designers consider a chameleon because it can change depending on other colors it is paired with. It has an LRV of 60, making it a pretty good color to bounce light around your room.
Agreeable Gray is the most popular gray paint color on the market right now. It’s so popular because it works so well with so many other colors!
If you want all the details on Agreeable Gray then check out my post dedicated to the amazing color.
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Agreeable Gray Undertones
Agreeable Gray is considered a greige paint color. What does that mean? Basically, it’s a gray color with a lot of beige in it. Therefore, the name greige.
The undertones in AG other than beige are blue, green, and a slight purple. In rooms facing north, the color will pull more blue and look a little more gray than beige. In rooms facing south, you will see the beige come through and might even see a hint of purple.
How to Select Coordinating Colors for Agreeable Gray
The first thing you need to do is decide if you want your home to have more of a neutral look or one with pops of color.
If you are going to go more neutral then you need to choose colors that are in the same color family, such as other grays/greiges, whites, and creams.
If you choose to add some pops of color then I suggest going with bold, contrasting colors or colors that will bring out the undertones in Agreeable Gray.
How to know if a paint color is right for you?
The best way to judge if a color is good for you then you will want to put a swatch on the wall and look at it over a few days. Look at it in different lights and decide if you really like it.
You can do this by getting a sample from the paint store and using a brush put it up on the walls, but then you are left with a can that you can’t do anything with. Those samples are used with poor-quality paint and aren’t meant for use on your walls permanently.
I recommend going with Samplize. They are a company that will send you a 12X12 peel and stick swatch of a paint color that you can stick to the wall. When you are done just peel it off and throw it away.
It’s easy and much less messy!
How to Use Coordinating Colors with Agreeable Gray
When I decorate I always go with a neutral base in my hard fixtures such as flooring, wall color, and items such as cabinetry. These are harder and sometimes really expensive to switch out so I like to be neutral in these items and then change out furnishings to keep up with trends and seasons or holidays.
Using Agreeable Gray on the walls is a great way to create the perfect backdrop for artwork and accessories. In my daughter’s bedroom, I have AG on the walls and painted an old antique dresser Tempe Star. The dresser really is the star of the show in this room.
If you love artwork then Agreeable Gray is a great choice to show that art off! Or maybe you want some dramatic curtains, they will look great with AG.
The whole point of decorating is to have the ability to change things up to make you happy all year round. So by using a neutral paint color like Agreeable Gray you can go from Christmas to Summertime in the blink of an eye and the color will work with it all!
What color white goes with Agreeable Gray?
My favorite white to use with Agreeable Gray is Pure White. It’s a gorgeous white that has slight hints of green in its undertones. But here is a more extensive list you can use to make a choice:
- Sherwin Williams Nebulous White
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
- Benjamin Moore Decorators White
- Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Sherwin Williams Pure White
- Benjamin Moore White Dove
Agreeable Gray Coordinating Colors
Here are my suggestions on good colors to use with Agreeable Gray. Are these the only ones you should use, absolutely not. But sometimes going to the paint store and choosing colors can get overwhelming so I am going to narrow it down a bit for you today to make the job a little easier.
Agreeable Gray Coordinating Blues
Going with dark navy blues is a great way to contrast with Agreeable Gray. I love Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and Sherwin Williams Naval. I also have in-depth posts on these colors so you can be sure of which one you like better.
When looking at a light blue I love Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue. It’s a gorgeous coastal color that looks just like the ocean and will pair perfectly with Agreeable Gray.
Agreeable Gray Coordinating Greens
Sherwin Williams Basil is by far my favorite dark green color. It’s the perfect shade to bring nature inside and will go amazingly with Agreeable Gray.
There are some lighter greens such as Sherwin Williams Sea Salt that will go nicely. It’s a blue-green color that also invokes the feeling of the ocean, but is more green than blue.
Agreeable Gray Coordinating Pinks
Dragonfruit and Quartz White are perfect pink colors to coordinate with Agreeable Gray.
But if you want a good list of amazing pinks go to The Best Blush Paint Colors and any one of these will go well with AG.
Agreeable Gray Coordinating Dark Colors
I love a dark and moody paint color. These colors would be great as accent walls paired with Agreeable Gray or even used on doors and furniture.
- Sherwin Williams Serious Gray
- Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
- Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze
- Sherwin Williams Tricorn
What Color Cabinets go with Agreeable Gray?
Dark wood or painted cabinets will go really well with Agreeable Gray because they will contrast. White oak or white painted cabinets will look really nice because they will blend well with the paint color. So it all depends on the look and feel you want in your home.
Does Agreeable Gray go with Honey Oak Cabinets?
Do honey oak cabinets go with Agreeable Gray, YES! I am a Real Estate Agent and whenever my clients have honey oak I always recommend AG as the paint color to use in their home.
I had a professional painter tell me that he is always being requested to use that color in homes that have honey oak trim. So go for it!
What Color Curtains go with Agreeable Gray?
I suggest going with curtains that are either going to blend in and disappear like light gray or white or go with something that is going to be bold and stand out such as any of the dark colors we discussed earlier.
The blues, greens, and other darker colors I mentioned will really add drama to your space and frame your room.
What shade is darker than Agreeable Gray?
Agreeable Gray sits on a paint chip with one shade darker (Incredible White) and the color one shade darker is Anew Gray.
In a home I recently worked on with a client she wanted a two-tone scheme for her family room. We used Agreeable Gray on most of the walls and as an accent, we went two shades darker on the paint chip which is Mega Greige. It looked amazing!
What color floors go with Agreeable Gray?
Dark hardwood floors go really well with Agreeable Gray. Whether it’s dark brown or almost black they will contrast really nicely with the lighter paint color and look amazing.
Gray hardwoods and gray carpeting also look really good. They will blend more than contrast with the pant color. If you are looking for a neutral color scheme for your home this might be the right choice for you.
Blonde or white oak hardwoods as well as light beige or cream color carpeting are good choices in that they are also very neutral and will pair well with Agreeable Gray.
Colors to stay away from would be anything with red or orange in it. That 90s orange oak would not be a good floor color to pair with Agreeable Gray.
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Wednesday 24th of May 2023
I just wanted to add that I painted my living room in Agreeable Gray with SW Snowbound on the trim. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I used a few plants for pops of green. My room now has a calming organic feel.
Thursday 25th of May 2023
This is so awesome! I am so happy you love it.
Tuesday 7th of March 2023
I love all the helpful information on your blog! I have a question : For Agreeable Gray, you said it works well with honey oak cabinets, but later you say it doesn't work with orange oak floors. I have both in my kitchen and am pulling my hair out trying to find a color that works. Some areas are more honey oak, some more orange oak depending on lighting. What color Would work best with both honey/orange oak floors and cabinets? Thank you!
Monday 13th of March 2023
Hi Linda. Agreeable Gray is amazing with honey oak but the orange in oak can sometimes bring out certain undertones. That being said, if it's the floors and you will have furniture and area rugs I think Agreeable Gray would be your best bet. I don't know what color your trim is but if it's white then you will be able to break things up. Really you want to match the paint color with the cabinets since that is eye level and what you will be looking at most of the time. I hope that helps!
Friday 6th of January 2023
I want to paint my newly built home kitchen and living area agreeable gray, and my cabinets a shade darker than that, I don’t want white cabinets. What color would look good?
Monday 9th of January 2023
Hi Myra! I would look at the paint chip and go a couple of shades darker than Agreeable Gray. I did this in a friend's house when she wanted an accent wall. I think the color we went with was Mega Greige and it looked great.
Tuesday 3rd of January 2023
Good morning, thank you so much for your help with Agreeable Gray! Are the two pink colors that you suggested Sherwin Williams? I am painting a faux bamboo china cabinet and need a great pop of color.
Thank you again!
Wednesday 4th of January 2023
Hi Steph! Yes they are both by Sherwin Williams. Sounds like a great color for a piece of furniture!