Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams is the perfect warm gray that you’ve been looking for. It will work in any room in your home, guaranteed!
Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
You’ve previously seen me mention that we painted our kitchen Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you it took me 12 other shades of gray before I found the right one.
Scroll through to get all the details including pictures of Repose Gray in my home and in other beautiful spaces!
The problem with our kitchen is that it’s all white and gets extremely cool light. So while Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray or Gray Owl (which I’ve written about before) would have been my first choice and perfect in every single other room in the house, in the kitchen they felt stark, cold and frankly, very blue.
I knew I needed a gray with a hint of beige. Not too much that it became muddy looking or actually beige, just a teeniest little bit to warm it up. I guess technically Repose Gray is a “greige” but all the other so called greiges I tried had much stronger brown undertones, and this is still firmly on the gray side of life for me.
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The picture above was taken right inside my front door. While the light is much warmer here than in the kitchen, Repose Gray still just has that touch of warmth to it. It’s really the perfect undertone for a gray that you will want to use throughout your home because regardless of the light of light, it will work.
Paired with crisp white trim, it gives a really fresh modern feel to any room. I think one of the colors that goes really well with Repose Gray is this lovely gray-toned blue (Serious Gray by Sherwin Williams). Something about the gray-blue tone really complements it so well! (read more about my favorite blue-gray paint colors here).
If you want to minimize the beige undertone for a cleaner gray, I would stick to keeping Repose Gray in bright spaces as the beige really comes out in darker spaces. Not that I don’t like that, I actually really love how this gray never feels cold.
I want to share with you some other spaces that have used this wonderful color. If you have cooler light or a north facing room and cannot find the right gray, definitely try Repose Gray.
Beautiful Rooms Featuring Repose Gray
Recently, I’ve had a lot of readers tell me that in their homes, Repose Gray looks blue. While in the majority of spaces this won’t happen, if you have cold northern light it may look blue or green at certain times of the day. I recommend using a very large swatch of the color before committing to ANY paint color to ensure that it works in your particular lighting situation.
Have I persuaded you to choose Repose Gray for an upcoming paint job? Or have you already used it in your home? If you think Repose Gray is too light for you, read about Mindful Gray which is a shade darker. If you’re looking for an even lighter gray that has just a hint of warmth like Repose Gray, then Paper White is also a great choice that I’m currently loving!