Are you looking for the perfect shade of “greige”? You will want to be sure to check out Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. Read my review on Repose Gray and why I feel it is the perfect shade of greige!
Finding that perfect shade of paint for your home can be hard, and then people through out the terms greige on top of the million gray paint colors and then the overwhelmed feeling starts. How can you pick the perfect color that will be timeless and be in style at the same time? One of my go-to greige paint colors is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, so let me try and sell you on why I think this could be the perfect paint color for your space!
What is Greige
Greige is a mixture of gray and beige and is considered a warmer gray. Unlike cool grays, that tend to have blue undertones and make a room feel cooler, warm grays tend to make a room feel warmer and have a cozier feel. Greige is still a cooler tone than other colors, but it's the perfect shade of gray for when you're scared on how gray will look in your home. Greige is a timeless color and tends to blend well with most other colors.
Is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray Warm or Cool
Repose Gray is a pretty true warm gray. It's considered a light to medium gray. I would still consider Repose Gray more of a medium warm gray. There are plenty of grays that are warmer, like Revere Pewter. Repose Gray is middle of the road and never feels muddy or too beige.
What are the Undertones of Repose Gray
Repose Gray has a gray base with subtle brown undertones. Here are a few things to think about when talking about the undertones of Repose Gray:
- Repose gray can look cooler, but it is a soft & warm gray
- It can sometimes have a purple undertone. Don't be scared, most people will never notice this and will still love the color. This purple undertone can often soften the color and make it look cooler in darker rooms.
- You should always order a sample first and live with the color in a small section of the room you are thinking of painting to see it in every light possible.
What is the LRV of Repose Gray
Repose Gray has an LRV (or the amount of color absorbed or reflective back into a room) of 60. LRV is on a scale of 0-100 and colors that are below 50 make a room feel darker, and above 50 feel lighter. So if it's your goal to make a room feel brighter, Repose Gray will probably not accomplish this.
Where to Use Repose Gray
Well this answer is easy, you can truly use it anywhere in your home of course, but that doesn't mean that it is going to look the same in every room. You will want to paint on a sample in any room you plan to use Repose Gray to see what it will look like in that space. Let's look at a few examples of Repose Gray in different rooms of a house.
Repose Gray in Kitchens
Jenna Kate's kitchen is a beautiful example of what Repose Gray looks like on kitchen walls in a room with a lot of natural light.
Source: Jenna Kate at Home
Not only is Repose Gray beautiful on kitchen walls, but just look at the photo below to see how stunning it also looks on kitchen cabinets.
Repose Gray Bedrooms
Using Repose Gray in a bedroom is a great way to make your bedroom feel bright during the day (if you get a lot of light in your bedroom), and still feel warm at night. Designing Vibes bedroom is a great example of the perfect way to use it in your bedroom.
Source: Designing Vibes
Repose Gray Living Room
My Texas House used Repose Gray throughout her whole home, and it especially looks good in her living room with all of her natural light that flows through.
Source: My Texas House
What Trim Color is Best with Repose Gray
Repose Gray would work beautifully with some of my favorite trim colors. I shared a whole post on the best white trim colors, and some of my favorites are White Dove,Alabaster, Chantilly Lace, and Snowbound.
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If you're looking for more FREE home decor tips and tricks, the Creating a Timeless Home Guide will help you create a home you love that will never go out of style! Also check out a couple of helpful cheat-sheets to help you out along the way. The Decorator's Cheat Sheet has all the home decorator's measurements you need to design a room you love and the Guide to Picking Perfect Paint Colors will ensure you always choose the best paint color for your space!