The Staging Life: Are you Agreeable to go Gray?


By Nan Johnston, Southern Staging & Redesign

If you have recently talked with a Realtor and they have suggested that you paint your interior walls Agreeable Gray, you are not alone. 

Realtors that hire Stagers to meet with their sellers to help with staging needs, usually have already suggested this color to the seller and most sellers hear the word Gray and get nervous thinking it will make the home feel too cold.

Let me introduce you to Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, SW 7029!  You can thank me later for that little Freebie.

This is a color that reads warm and cool, can change depending on sunlight or lighting and works with most flooring.  It’s the perfect greige blend that perfectly balances gray and beige for a soft warm gray.  Are you wondering what “greige” means?  It’s what we use in the décor world as a way to describe a beige-ie/ grayish color.

A recent client was really freaking out because their Realtor has suggested Agreeable Gray and she had all gold accented accessories and as well as a lot of tan and brown in her fabrics and furnishings.  Once she calmed down and realized with some “description of color names” such as “warm gray” she got it.  Most of her items would work, and once she reduced the number of her accessories, most of the gold accents were workable.  All of her furnishings were going to be fine and as well as her rug with many colors by pulling out a color from the rug that would coordinate with the “warm gray” walls to replace her tan throw pillows.  She was a different person when we finished than when I arrived.  She was Agreeable to go Gray!

If you aren’t yet agreeable to go gray or need assistance choosing a different neutral color, contact Nan at [email protected].

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Nan Johnston is a professional home staging consultant from Newnan with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Check out her website for some interesting before and after photos at

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