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My Review of Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

My Review of Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

Looking for the perfect shade of “greige”? Well.. you will probably want to read today’s post as I give my review of Sherwin William’s “Repose Gray”  SW 7015.

While I would love to be sharing the progress of my butler pantry build with you today,  I am sad to say my husband and I have hit a temporary set-back…

photos of sherwin williams repose gray

Much to our shock and surprise, my husband had to undergo emergency gallbladder removal surgery last week when a gallstone was found during a yearly wellness checkup (so crazy because he had no physical symptoms!). As you can imagine, his recovery is currently our first priority and as a result, we have had to halt all action on the project until he has healed.

On a more positive note however, he his doing well and I think we will be able to resume labor this weekend (though it will probably be at a slow pace).

photos of repose gray by sherwin williams

This unfortunate incident just goes to show what an integral part my husband truly plays in the whole renovation process and , ultimately,  in my blog.  While he has no prior experience in construction, he is the fearless one who always figures out the intimidating stuff (electrical, plumbing, sheetrock, etc). So..full disclosure here… I am just the wuss with the big ideas. He is the one who actually makes sh*t happen.

Moving on from my somewhat irrelevant tangent…

I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share my review of Sherwin William’s Repose Gray with you.

Repose Gray paint color by Sherwin Williams

While the Modern Farmhouse movement has basically become synonymous with crisp, white walls, when it came to my master bedroom makeover (you can read the original post here), I was not entirely convinced that white paint would be the best choice.

In fact, I was afraid a true white would cause my cream colored headboard and off-white carpet to appear dingy AF. To avoid the conundrum altogether, I decided to abandon any potential risks and go the safe route by pursuing a neutral paint color with warm undertones-beige undertones to be exact.

After testing various “greige” (grays with beige undertones) samples against my carpet and headboard, I decided Repose Gray was the winner. From my observation of the various samples alone, Respose Gray seemed to have the least amount of undertones- a pure gray.

repose gray. greige, neutral paint color ideas

As I was applying the first coat of paint to my walls however, I noticed some lavender undertones which had me freaking out a bit. That is….until the paint had completely dried and the purple undertones were no longer noticeable.

That being said: in the cool morning light (just before the sun has fully risen), I do notice a faint presence of purple which eventually goes away with the warmth of the sunrise. For the remainder of the day, Repose Gray is pretty true to it’s description as a warmer, light to medium gray.

And while Repose Gray is undeniably warmer than many of its gray constituents- which can often read blue (like Sherwin Williams Passive)- it is definitely not as warm as a Revere Pewter.  As a result of it’s middle ground on the warmth spectrum, it never reads brown or “muddy” .

After living with this neutral color for a few years, I have to say that it has become one of my favorite light to medium grays.

While I cannot speak to what this color looks like in a home with little natural light, I can say that it conveys such a welcoming feeling in my bedroom (keep in mind, my home has lots of natural light).

What I love most about Repose Gray is it’s softness. This quality is probably due to the presence of taupe. Once again though…in cool light,  these taupe undertones may translate a bit on the purple side.

Oddly enough, this color can even read green in certain lighting conditions. My girl Ashley of Project Allen Designs was kind enough to let me use some photos of her home which demonstrate how this color can read differently in various situations(her foyer is also photographed above)…

So how does one determine if Repose Gray is “the one”???  I recommend painting large samples on the wall and observing how the paint color changes through out the day.

No doubt about it…nailing down that perfect hue of gray can be tricky. It is also important to keep in mind that trim, door and ceiling color can greatly impact how your wall color reads.

Luckily for me, Repose Gray has served my needs well.

repose gray by sherwin williams on wall with white cabinets

Don’t get me wrong…this color is definitely not as fresh, bright and clean as the newly-trending “white”, but it provides a softness I find perfect for the  bedroom (bow chicka wow wow).

To get a deeper look at this beautiful greige paint, I suggest you also watch the video review I have included in this post.

Hopefully you have a better grasp on “greiges” and the complexities of their undertones.

Now get out there and design some good vibes, and thank you so much for showing your support by sharing with a friend or on social media…

Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

ashley allen

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Its so funny because it really is one of the purest grays I have seen thus far but I totally know that odd hour of purple you mentioned. Its like for a moment it thinks it wants to be purple but then quickly changes its mind and goes back to the color we love! It has a very softening feel to it and I love the way it looks in your bedroom! It was fun hearing your take on it and thank you so much for including our home :) you are seriously the best!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

haha!'s like for a brief moment in the day it wants to be purple (like it just gets too bored being grey. haha!) Thank you so much for allowing me to include your beautiful home in this post. You are the best! xoxo


Wednesday 13th of March 2019

I hope your husband gets well soon. Your entrance hall is so beautiful and the mirror with the stunning basket. Thank you for the inspiration. I am very grateful

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Thank you so much, Rozanna. I really appreciate the sweet words. The foyer actually belongs to my friend Ashley. Isn't it so beautiful? Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

I love your bedroom and this truly does look like the perfect gray with your carpet and headboard. Gorgeous.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Thank you so much, Marty! One day I would love to get rid of the carpet, but for now I just have to work with it.