Sherwin Williams Repose Gray Paint – A Beautiful Choice for your walls

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray ( or SW Repose Gray SW 7015 ) is another popular greige paint color you might want to consider for your home.

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray on kitchen cabinets.
Sherwin Williams Repose Gray on kitchen cabinets via @BarrettHomesChicago.

Repose Gray is a great choice if you’re on the hunt for a neutral gray wall paint color without a lot of blue undertones.

However, this wall paint color, while gorgeous in the right setting, can be a bit unpredictable.

This is because I’ve seen it lend itself to green undertones (in north-facing rooms) and even purple undertones!

You’ll want to make sure to get a few of these Samplize self stick paint samples.

This is the best way to test out this popular color – more on this below!

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Repose Gray is a beautiful wall paint color which takes on different personalities depending on where you use it.

Today we’re going to do a bit of a deep dive with real life examples to see if this color is right for your home.

Walls painted Repose Gray by Sherwin Willaims with French door in background.
Repose Gray on walls with White Dove trim via @FinchCustomPainting.

What is the LRV of Repose Gray

Repose Gray has a Light Reflectance Value or LVR of 58.

This places it almost exactly in the middle as far as light reflectance goes.

In order to get a better sense of this metric, think of a pure white as having an LVR of 100 and a true black as 0.

cottage with white front porch painted in Repose Gray.
Home siding here is Repose Gray / doors and shutters Dorian Gray / Trim Alabaster via @Bellsheepstudio

What rooms look best in Repose Gray?

This color could look stunning in a formal setting like a dining room or living room.

This will all depend on the look you’re going for and also the amount of light your room gets.

As I mentioned above, this is because this gray looks a little different in a north facing room (ie. you might get a bit of an undertone you weren’t expecting.)

So, if you’re in the market for a true gray – you need to consider several variables.

Is this the perfect paint color for your project ?

Read on to see a few real life examples of different rooms using this popular gray paint color.

vaulted living room with ceiling beams and fireplace.
living room via @rebeccarollinsinteriors

This way you can see for yourself all the different looks this hue takes on and how a lot of natural light can really change the wall color here.

new build construction project with freshly painted gray walls and two new windows.
Newly painted walls of farmhouse via @Netzerofarmhouse.

Sample, Sample, Sample!

Ultimately you need to love the wall paint colors you choose for your own home.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

self stick wall paint sample of repose gray.
A great way to test out a paint color are with these self stick paint samples.

Samplize non-damaging adhesive backing allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls!

Isn’t this such a brilliant way to test out paint colors?

Perhaps this is so obvious, but even the surrounding natural light and artificial lighting conditions from one room to another can differ and therefore change the look of any color.

Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.

It’s a good idea to sample during different times of day.

Also, be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!

Really, the best way to do this is with these large Samplize peel and stick paint samples.

This is because you can easily move them around.

I know because I’ve done it.

half wall in bathroom with wainscotting and hooks.
Repose Gray in bathroom via

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!

I’ve personally tested these out on our walls for accuracy and they are one hundred percent spot on.

Hopefully, you found this post helpful!

Any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.

I’ll be happy to answer them.

If you do end up using Repose Gray in your home, let me know!

Even better, email a picture of it – I’d love to see it.

If you’re looking for even more inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts below:

How To Find The Best Neutral Color For Your Walls.

The Top Paint Colors For White Cabinets.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray – another beautiful warm gray paint color to consider.

5 Home staging tips real estate agents want you to know.

How to find the perfect shade of white for your walls.

The Best Neutral Paint Color For Your Living Room.

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black Paint Review.

Last but not least…

Design lovers! Have you joined our fun and VERY helpful design Facebook group?

In this group – members share their own photos with specific design questions and dilemmas from their homes and spaces.

Everyone chimes in with their best advice!

We also spill our favorite design sources and tips – it’s SO great for hunting down hard to find items and pieces.

And then, to help you even further with your home projects, download my FREE DESIGN CHEAT SHEET!

cheat sheet.
Cover of my free design cheat sheet pdf which you can download right now.

It’s loaded with all sorts of quick tips and handy measurements.

It’s a must have “go to” for all of your home decor projects.


Send me the cheat sheet –

Sign up below with your email address and get the cheat sheet in your inbox today!

*This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click a link and purchase something, I may get a small commission from it at no cost to you. For more info, please read my disclaimer. I only refer things that I truly love and hope you will too!

Leave a Comment