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Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray: Is it the Perfect Greige?

Greige paint colors have taken the decorating world by storm as well as the hunt for the perfect greige. I think I might have found that color in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray header image.

I have been asked so many questions about greige colors and what to pair with them. How do they compare to this color and that color are also hot topics. So today I wanted to share my thoughts on Agreeable Gray because I think it could be one of the most versatile greige paint colors there is.

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Stats on Agreeable Gray SW 7029

Agreeable Gray is also known as SW 7029. Can be found #243-C1.

The LRV for Agreeable gray is 60. What does that mean? LRV stands for light reflective value. That basically means how reflective a paint color is for light. It’s on a scale of 1-100, the higher numbers reflecting more light and the lower numbers reflecting little light. A 1 would be the blackest black and a 100 would be the purest of whites.

I love that Agreeable Gray has a high LRV because I love that light airy feeling. I am working on painting the interior of my home and the higher the LRV the better since I have so many trees I get very little natural light in my home. The higher LRV really brightens things up.

Agreeable Gray Undertones

Agreeable gray is considered a Greige color. What does that mean? It means that it’s a warm gray that tends to pull towards beige. Greige colors have undertones of blue, purple, and green.

The reason this is the #1 paint color for Sherwin Williams is that when painted in certain lights it can pull slightly blue/purple in color and in other lights it has that warmer beige tone. It’s for that reason that this color is so versatile and can work in nearly any room of your home.

SW Agreeable Gray and Lighting

If your room faces north you will find that this color shows more of the blue undertones and gives a cooler look. I recently painted my daughters bedroom and this is the feel I am getting from the paint color. It’s cooler but still has a cozy feel.

If your room faces south then you will generally have a warm feel to the room because of the natural light so that will make the paint color take on that warmer tone of the greige.

Agreeable Gray really is a chameleon! It changes color based on the lighting situations.

Best room you use SW 7029?

Well the quick answer to that is EVERY ROOM! But seriously, it’s a gorgeous color that gives every room its in a wonderful backdrop without stealing the show.

When picking a paint color for any room I always suggest getting a sample and looking at it with all the different lights of the day. This can really help you choose the right color for your home. You can get paint samples from the store but then you have all these colors on the wall you have to paint over. Using Samplize is a great option. Samplize will send you a 12X12 inch sample of whatever color you want and it’s peel and stick so easy to remove once you are done with it. Check out Samplize here.

Agreeable Gray in the Family room

This is a family room shot with the greige paint color agreeable gray by Sherwin Williams.
Source: Inspired by Charm
A family room painted with Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Source: It All Started With Paint

Agreeable Gray in the Bedroom

A bedroom painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Source: Agape Home Services

Agreeable Gray in the Kitchen

A kitchen painted with Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Source: Rugh Design

Agreeable Gray in the Bathroom

A bathroom painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Source: Pinterest

Agreeable Gray in the Entryway

A foyer painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Source: Green with Decor

Agreeable Gray on the Exterior

A Gray exterior of a home painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Source: Houzz

What Colors are Similar?

Let’s assume for one moment that Agreeable Gray does’t work for you…..

Here are some other options that you might want to consider.

Agreeable Gray vs Wordly Gray

These two are very similar but as you can see Wordly gray has more of those green undertones where agreeable gray pulls more purple.

Agreeable Gray vs. Useful Gray

Useful Gray is a bit lighter than Wordly Gray but again, they are more on the green side of undertone where Agreeagle Gray is more purple.

Agreeable Gray vs. Accessible Beige

I included Accessible Beige because this color can really look like a greige. I would say it’s more beige than gray but it is in the family.

Agreeable Gray vs. Revere Pewter

I think as far as dark/bright goes Revere Pewter really equals Agreeable Gray. The biggest difference again is the undertones Revere pulling a big toward green where AG is more purple.

Coordinating Colors

Agreeable Gray and Sea Salt

One of the fun things about this color is that it pairs so nicely with other colors. One of my favorite Sherwin Williams colors is Sea Salt. It’s a beach blue-green color that works so well with this greige color. Sea Salt doesn’t work well with all grieves that’s what makes this pairing so special.

Agreeable Gray and Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is kind of a darker version of Sea Salt. It’s a pretty coastal color consisting of blue’s and greens. That is the reason it pairs so nicely with the blue undertones of Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray and Coral Rose

Coral Rose is such a gorgeous color! The name also lends itself to the ocean. This dusty rose color pulls the purples out in Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray and Hale Navy

Hale Navy is obviously a blue color, I know duh! But because it’s blue it pulls the blue undertones from Agreeable Gray. I love love love these two together. I think Hale Navy would be a great accent wall or furniture piece in a room with Agreeable Gray.

Best Whites to Pair With

Because of the versatile nature of Agreeable Gray it really goes with anything.

I have a post just on white that I think you should check out if you want more options.

But I think these four whites work really well with Agreeable Gray: Dover White, Alabaster, Pure White, and Extra White. It all depends on what kind of contrast you want from your walls and trim.

This is a side by side comparison of 4 white colors from Sherwin Williams, Dover White, Alabaster, Pure White, and Extra White.

Will it work with my hardwood floor color?

This is something I get asked about a lot. Many people have older floors that are oak or maybe cherry and even kitchen cabinets of different wood colors and they are trying to coordinate a good paint color that will go with everything.

Agreeable Gray has that chameleon nature that it will go with just about any floor color or kitchen cabinet color. Here are some great examples.

What are some other warm grays?

Great question, lol I know I asked it. The good thing is I have an entire post devoted to the best warm grays (or greiges) that you should check out.

The Best Warm Gray or Greige Paint Colors For Your Home

Here are my top 4 greige paint colors though, if you really want to know.

Revere Pewter

A paint swatch of revere pewter.

Pale Oak

A paint swatch of pale oak.

Classic Gray

A paint swatch of the greige paint color classic gray.

How to Paint a Room

I have a really hard time paying someone to do something that I can physically do myself. It’s just the way I am.

I always do it myself and I realize that for some people who didn’t grow up in a home of do it yourselfers that this might be a daunting task. So we are going to break it down for you.

Paint Tools You Need:

  1. A good paint brush
  2. A roller and cover
  3. A paint tray
  4. Blue painters tape (at least 2 inches thick)
  5. A drop cloth
  6. A ladder
  7. Paint and a can opener (and maybe a stir stick)

This is important!

You want a good brush because if you get a cheap one it will leave bristles all over your wall and you will go crazy trying to pull them out.

You want a good roller cover because if you get a cheap one it will leave chunks of it all over your wall and you will go crazy again!

Prep is the most important. I say to buy the 2 inch tape because when you are getting tired you will get messy. Buying the thicker tape will give you more room for error when you are trying to cut in on the edges.

You need to plan for a whole day. Even for a small room, most of the time you will need to do 2 coats of paint. And you will find that the prep time and clean up time take as long as each coat of paint does. So give yourself the time of the whole day. Plus you will be tired after. And if you are anything like me you will have to wash your hair because I ALWAYS get paint in it! LOL

Painting Guide

Now that you have your supplies you just need to get painting! I have created this handy painting guide to help you get through all the steps of painting a room. It’s a pdf and you can easily download it from your inbox.

Related Paint Color Posts:

The Best Warm Gray or Greige Paint Colors For Your Home

The Best Cool Toned or Blue Gray Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

6 Of The Best White Trim Paint Colors

2020 Paint Colors of the Year

2019 Paint Colors of the Year

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray Pin for Pinterest.

I hope you feel like you have a thorough knowledge of Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. That was my goal, and also to inspire you to use it in one or all the rooms of your home!

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Monday 23rd of August 2021

i have looked at a lot tonight may not be on the right page for comments on this, I want to paint the whole house agreeable gray but need to know what color white for cabinets and vanities, and would you do a different white for trim or same, We have a lot of natural light open floor plan with whit ice granite for kitchen & ornamental for bathrooms all hardware black


Monday 30th of August 2021

Hi Angela! Agreeable Gray is a great color. I would choose a white that would go on the cabinets and trim, keep it the same. I think Extra White and Dove White would be great choices. I would get a sample from the store and try them both and see which you like better. Good luck!


Monday 17th of May 2021

I've been looking for a post exactly like this!! We just finished off our unfinished basement that has very little natural light. I've been wanting to try agreeable gray but was hesitant. We are also repainting everything in our upstairs main living room that has large west facing windows with a fireplace with building in half wall bookshelves in stained rustic alder. I have had such a hard time deciding on what to paint in there since I really wanted to use a type of navy. After seeing your post I know what to do! I'm going to paint the two side walls agreeable grey and the fireplace wall hale navy for an accent with the medium rustic stained alder. Do you think that would work?.


Tuesday 18th of May 2021

Jess, I think that will look amazing! If you don't mind please send me pics when it's done! [email protected] I can't wait to see the finished product.


Saturday 13th of February 2021

I’m having my southern facing LR and foyer painted. I chose pale oak but the sample looks so light. I do want a change from my beiges but is pale oak a good choice. It looks more cream than greige. Can you assist?


Sunday 14th of February 2021

Hi Nancy! Pale Oak is a really pretty color and in a southern facing room, it can fade away a bit because of the light that is coming in. If you wanted something with a little more color give Light French Gray a try. Despite its name it's not that light and in my opinion more of a neutral gray. Pale Oak is a warm gray which means it leans towards beige. Good luck!

Karen Wright

Monday 19th of October 2020

Hey there. I have painted my interior home, including my kitchen "Agreeable Gray". Absolutely love it. My trim is "Extra White". I am having my cabinets painted white. My question is, What color white should I paint them? I want a warm white, not a cold white. Recommendations?


Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Hi Karen! Sounds very light and bright! I love it. I would give Benjamin Moore White Dove and Sherwin Willimas Alabaster a try. Both are warm whites, Alabaster warmer than White Dove but White Dove has a very pretty pull towards gray that might look nice with the wall color. Good luck!


Saturday 3rd of October 2020

I have a kitchen that leads into dining room, then into a family room. We are remodeling our home with white cabinets, white calcatta counters, with tiled backsplash very close to Rainwashed. Because it's one shared wall from kitchen to family room, I'm having a difficult time figuring out the paint color. The same wall will also have a dark gray tiled fireplace wall, from floor to ceiling. Any suggestion you throw at me will be greatly appreciated 🙂 Thank you.


Sunday 4th of October 2020

Hi Michelle, it sounds like your kitchen is going to be amazing! I love rainwashed. Because it's a blue-green color I would stick with a cool-toned gray to tie it all together. A couple of my favorites are reflection and gray screen from Sherwin Williams. Good luck with the remodel!

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