I have seen so many photos of rooms painted in sherwin Williams repose gray online, that I figured I would get in on the action and post mine as well. The are photos of our recently redecorated downtown condo. As you can see, I was going with a very sleek monochromatic theme but I wanted to use a sherwin Williams gray color on the walls to break up all of the white and give the space some depth. My first step whenever I am choosing paint, is search around at pictures online to see what other people are doing. Repose gray came up in just about all of the galleries of top 2020 paint colors so I figured I would give it a shot.
Sherwin Williams repose gray is such a fantastic shade -after painting our living room (photos here) I am prepared to repaint the whole house this color! I wavered for a long time between this color and Sherwin Williams agreeable gray, but ultimately chose the repose shade because of its lighter and more neutral undertone. It blended better with the slighty grey-toned plank flooring that we had installed at the same time and, in general, had a more relaxing and "me" feel to it. To be honest, it is so hard to choose the best Sherwin Williams gray paint because they have so many awesome shades to chose from that it isn't one of those decisions that jumps out at you right away.
People keep asking me what paint I used on the walls of our new guest bath, so I thought I would share photos of how the room looks in Sherwin Williams Repose gray. I will admit that I was a bit lost during the paint selection process because there are just so many grey colors to choose from -- how can you even tell the difference? I ended up looking through those online galleries of the most popular bathroom colors 2019 to try to find some shades that other people have had success with. Obviously I needed to also match the undertones of the marble tile that we used throughout, so I picked up samples of my top 5 favorites and brought them home to test.
How perfect is this sherwin Williams repose gray color in our newly redecorated master suite? Trust me, it took forever for my husband and I to sort through all of the shades that we thought would be the best gray paint colors for our house before we actually settled on this one. I had never realized how complicated it can be to try to pick paint -- there are just so many things to consider from undertone, to intensity, finish, and the list goes on and on. For the longest time we were wavering between this color and Sherwin Williams mindful gray, but once we brought home the sample cans and painted swatches on different areas of the room, we were pretty much immediately able to make our decision.
I could not be more please with this sherwin Williams repose gray shade that we decided to paint the guest bedroom (for our grandkids). I wanted a color that was distinctly neutral, but that still had a bit of whimsy and pizazz to it since this was designed for our young grandchildren. Repose gray was suggested to me by our designer friend and I pretty much took her word for it and rushed out to the store to pick up a sample. Of course her instincts were absolutely correct and it went so well with the mustard yellow accent colors that I knew I wanted to bring in through the bed linen and romain shade. If you are in search of a light gray paint for any style room, I would definitely try this one out.
A lot of people have been raving about Sherwin Williams repose gray lately but, I'll admit, it was not my top choice when it came to selecting shades for our newly redecorated dining room. Per our painters request, I did look through dozens of the most popular Sherwin Williams colors in the neutral family and found a lot of grey tones that I liked though. I tend to enjoy more bold color palettes (of neutrals that is) with richer shades especially if I am painting a room that has a lot of windows or white trim like our dining room. This color is actually sherwin Williams light french gray, and I chose it because it was a bit deeper and richer than repose gray.