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…
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).
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.
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.
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.
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…