What is the “Undertone” of Agreeable Gray?
You can probably find a whole slew of different blog posts with varying opinions about this one, but let’s take a look at something a little more objective – the numbers.
If you look at Agreeable Gray’s spectral data, it has a hue angle of 91.128°. This means Agreeable Gray is officially part of the Yellow hue family. Does that mean Agreeable Gray looks yellow? No – but it does explain the warmth behind the color.
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What is the LRV of Agreeable Gray?
Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much light a paint reflects back into a room, with 100% being highly reflective and zero being not reflective at all. Agreeable Gray has an LRV of 60%, which means it will reflect a decent amount of light. It can wash out just a bit on walls that get direct hits of light but generally holds its color quite well.
In a south-facing room, Agreeable Gray will look warm, soft, and light. In a north-facing room, this color leans more heavily into the gray and the warmth is more muted. Remember, your quality of light changes throughout the day so view a sample of this color on all walls and in a variety of artificial and natural light.
Which White Trim Color Goes with Agreeable Gray?
What Other Paint Colors Coordinate With Agreeable Gray?
Is Agreeable Gray a Good Exterior Paint Color?
Agreeable Gray can work beautifully as a neutral trim or siding color and works well with many types of brick and stone. Its high LRV means it will reflect a lot of light and can look much lighter in an outdoor environment than you may expect. Again, view paper samples on the exterior wall prior to painting.
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