Searching for a beautiful, flexible neutral that goes with just about everything? Take a look at Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray 7029. This soft, light greige leans a bit more into the gray side of neutral but still brings warmth and flexibility that’s hard to beat.
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.
Under the right lighting conditions, Agreeable Gray appears as a warm, mid-tone gray. Depending on your environment and exposure, however, this paint color can turn a bit purple. (In fact, neutrals from this hue family neighborhood are somewhat infamous for turning slightly purple in certain light.)
This is one reason why you’ll find so many different thoughts on the Internet about what this color’s “undertone” is. Some people even feel it can lean a bit green, while others find it completely colorless. Perception will be influenced heavily by your lighting and environment.
Want to learn how to simply and accurately identify a paint color’s hue family? In my online course, Color By The Numbers™, I show you how easy it is to locate spectral data and how to use it to evaluate colors.
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.
You must sample this color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls and trim! (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation clients.)
Which White Trim Color Goes with Agreeable Gray?
When it comes to white trim, I like the low-chroma crispness of Sherwin-Williams High Reflective White 7757 or Sherwin-Williams Pure White 7005.
What Other Paint Colors Coordinate With Agreeable Gray?
Agreeable Gray doesn’t really like to play with tan and creams. Try Agreeable Gray with gray-blues and gray-greens, like Benjamin Moore Iced Marble 1578.
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.
What Other Paint Colors are Similar to Agreeable Gray?
As a reminder, I don’t recommend color matching between brands. You cannot color match between brands and expect to get identical results. But if you’re looking for something similar to Agreeable Gray in another brand, there are options:
- Benjamin-Moore Collingwood OC-28
- Behr Toasty Gray N320-U
- Dunn Edwards Shady DEC774
- PPG Whiskers PPG1025-3
Within the Sherwin-Williams line, Agreeable Gray does have a few kissing cousins. Anew Gray SW7030 is a darker value with a bit more warmth and a lower LRV (47). Repose Gray SW7015 is similar to Agreeable Gray, but it’s slightly cooler, more gray and less greige. Accessible Beige SW7036, another favorite neutral, is more of a beige than favors gray, whereas Agreeable Gray is a greige that favors gray.
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