I get asked all of the time what my favorite paint color is, or my “go-to” color that I recommend more than others and use myself. The answer to that question is very easy for me; Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams. Honestly, I feel that Repose is hands down, the best paint color out there today for many reasons that I wanted to really explain today.
Recently, I worked with my friend Stacey to choose both interior and exterior colors for her newly built home. Stacey and her architect/builder husband Reed (RBS Builders), are in the final stages of completing construction. Their home is absolutely incredible (the details, the design work, the lines, everything). I can’t wait to share the exterior and more of the home with you guys when it’s finished.
(Cabinets are painted in Decorator’s White and island is Wrought Iron both Benjamin Moore)
When it came time to choose the interior colors, I recommended Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams for the whole home. I knew Repose would do what this color does best and just shine in every room of this beautiful open home:
Repose Gray is one of those very rare colors that looks amazing in almost any light, which is why it’s the perfect whole home/open concept paint color. In spaces filled with a lot of natural light, it can look white with a very slight hint of warm gray.
In spaces lacking natural light, where artificial light is the main source, Repose looks like a lighter mid-tone warm gray with that perfect balance of warmth and gray. It never looks too gray or too tan.
Often times, when I recommend Repose Gray to people, they are hesitant because they think that the color will be too cold or gray. Don’t let the gray in the name fool you, it’s really a combination of warmth and gray, as you can see in all of these images.
The other reason this color works so well used throughout a whole home is that you get the feel that each room is a slightly different color or shade of a color because of the changes in lighting. These very slight changes give slight contrast room to room. Yes, every color does change in different lighting room to room, but sometimes a color will look amazing in natural light but not so great in artificial or evening light. That’s not the case with Repose Gray:
I have used Repose Gray in several areas of my home including my office/craft/family room space:
Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams is about as close as you can get to a near perfect paint color. It’s always the first color I recommend for many different types of projects/spaces because it’s so versatile.
Thank you so very much to Stacey and Reed for allowing me to share their home and if you want to see how the progression of their home from the beginning and follow along to watch the finishing touches, you can see more on their Instagram here.
If you’re interested in looking through some of the past Color Spotlights, you can find them here.