I often am asked about the paint colors in our home. In particular, people want to know about the color that is painted throughout the main level of our home. A neutral blend of gray and beige with a hint of blue and purple undertones, Sherwin Williams Repose Gray is the color that collectively brings our living space together.
What to Consider When Choosing a Gray Paint Color
It’s important to understand that not all gray paints are created equally. There is really so much more to selecting the perfect gray for the walls of your home than just pulling one out of a hat. Here are some helpful tips to consider when beginning to shop for the perfect gray.
Be aware of the space you will be painting in. Think about what other colors might be competing or complementary with the gray. You will also want to consider what mood or feel you would like to go for when you are in space. Do you want the space to feel warmth, or do you want it to have a cooler ambiance about it?
In order for you to determine the right paint color for you, I suggest painting a large sample on the wall and making observations as the day goes on. Observe how the color changes with the light as the day goes on. Every home and every room has different lighting at different times of day and this affects how the colors appear there.
Is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray Warm or Cool?
One of the reasons why I love Sherwin Williams Repose Gray is because it is a perfect blend between warm and cool tones. In our home Repose Gray appears a bit more blue than I have seen it in other spaces. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray is a classically beautiful balance between gray and beige. Which can also be known as a greige. However, this color is still very neutral and is a great base color for any space.
Where to buy Repose Gray?
Repose Gray is made by Sherwin Williams. This beautiful neutral color is a member of the gray family and makes for a perfect exterior or interior color. It’s a fantastic option for cabinets because it’s neutral enough but just a bit different to add a touch of character to a space.
There are quite a few other great gray paint colors made by Sherwin Williams. Some of the other colors I love and often recommend are; Mindful Gray, Dorian Gray, Agreeable Gray, Alpaca Gray, Worldly Gray, and Light French Gray
What color(s) compliment Repose Gray?
One of the most attractive parts of Sherwin Williams Repose Gray is that it is so versatile. Repose Gray is very complimentary with several other colors. This gray goes really well with white or off-white trim, molding, and cabinetry. Some of the Sherwin Williams white paint colors that go well with this gray are Alabaster, Oyster, and Greek Villa.
Other complimentary colors for Repose Gray include a dark paint color, Sherwin Williams Dark Night, light and airy Sea Salt, and deep and passionate Iron Ore.
Depending on what color scheme you have in mind, this gray can go many different ways. It is generally very versatile. Repose Gray goes perfectly with strong black anchor pieces and the natural wood tones found in our home. It pairs very nicely with our dark walnut hardwood floors and would also go well with a lighter wood stained floor as well.
Repose gray goes well with bright and bold colors as well as neutral and calm color schemes. Rugs with these colors will be a great pair with Repose gray.
What does it look like in a real home?
Our home has an abundance of windows and natural light so Repose Gray looks very neutral and airy here. It creates a very cozy and welcoming feel on the main level. I like that it’s neutral, but not too light in our space.
Something to note is that (as I mentioned before), it does tend to pull blue hues as some of the complimentary colors in our home are found in the blue family. I think this is likely why it tends to appear more blue in our home.
Colors can affect how to feel when you enter or reside in a space so I am always careful about choosing colors that create a calm and relaxing feel. Repose gray does just that by providing a cool, low-key neutral backdrop for our living space.