Color Series: Repose Gray
Gray has proven to be a versatile color that works well in any room in your home. Choosing the right gray from the many available options can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of shades out there that have different undertones. The wrong shade can make your room’s tone too warm or too cool. You also want to ensure that the gray you pick compliments your other design elements and colors.
Repose Gray SW 7015 by Sherwin-Williams is the answer you are seeking to the question of what gray to pick for your kitchen. It is a beautiful, soothing, warm gray with just a touch of brown that is so neutral it earned it the nickname “greige”. The Color Concierge has a Sherwin Williams Repose Gray Color Review that offers information on how it works with lighting and color.
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin Williams, says this in the Bhg.com article, Top 10 Expert-Recommended Gray Paint Colors, Plus How to Pick One: “I love Repose Gray because it’s a true, neutral gray that has always been a top seller,” Wadden says. “It pairs well with textures and finishes, making it the perfect blank canvas for any space.”
Remember that the sheen you choose can also affect the overall look of your paint. Higher sheens, like gloss and satin, will reflect more light, making it appear brighter. A flat or eggshell finish will hold the color and appear darker when it dries. If you love a cooler, gray color, Sherwin-Williams Light French Gray SW 0055 may be more your style. If you are looking for something with even more warmth, check out Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029. Atlaneandhigh.com compares Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray: A Deep Dive into These Colors for comparison.
Crisp and Clean
The look of a crisp, white kitchen is a classic design scheme that will never go out of style. When you pair it with the perfect gray that will work with a range of accents, you have a winning combination. Using Repose Gray in your white kitchen gives you timeless versatility. You can take your look from Modern Farmhouse to Mid-Century Modern with a simple change of accessories. You ensure endless design flexibility.
Blue and Green
This gray tone works very well with blues and greens. It can serve as an anchor point for cooler shades and works as an accent wall or overall wall color or cabinet color. You can incorporate it by using it on an island or a piece of furniture as well. Pair Repose Gray with a deep, navy blue like Naval SW 6244, Sherwin-William’s 2020 color of the year, or a vibrant mint green Like Mint Condition SW 6743 by Sherwin-Williams. Either color will make a statement as your wall color, cabinet color, or accent color with this perfect shade of gray.
One of the coordinating colors for Repose Gray is Coral Clay SW 9005 by Sherwin-Williams. Using Repose Gray for your kitchen cabinets and Coral Clay for your wall color creates a warm, inviting space with a classic feel. Bring in black countertops and hardware to ground the space and make the colors pop. Add soft, shell pink or peach backsplash tiles for an unexpected Caribbean twist. Use bronze or rose gold light fixtures for instant glamour.
Stainless Steel and Pewter
Repose Gray pairs beautifully with stainless steel or pewter. It is a perfect choice for an industrial chef’s kitchen that features stainless steel appliances, shelving, and even cabinets. It makes pewter kitchen fixtures, sinks, hardware, and lighting stand out. If you are a metal mixer, this is the gray for you as it plays with all types. Go ahead and pull in those copper light fixtures with your pewter faucets and hardware. This gray can handle it!
The design experts at Kitchens Redefined will pull the perfect gray in to your kitchen design. Contact us today!