Edgecomb Gray Vs Agreeable Gray

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is one of BM’s most popular paint colors. It is a beautiful neutral gray paint color that goes very well with almost any kind of decor. It is a wonderful blend of beige and gray which makes it one of the most perfect greiges. Source: The Creativity Exchange

Neutral paint colors have been popular for a very long time now. Back in the 90’s and early 2000’s beige was king. Then the pendulum swung towards gray, and it swung hard!

Late 2000’s early teen’s cool-toned grays were all the rage but as usually happens, the pendulum swung back. A mixture of beige and gray is now the most popular type of neutral paint color and Edgecomb Gray fits the bill perfectly.

Can I use Agreeable Gray for Exteriors?

Absolutely! This color can look like a soft white outside, where the bright sun makes colors 5-10 lighter and brighter in the sunshine. Typical whites such as SW Pure White can look stark when used outside as a trim color.

Agreeable Gray behaves as a soft “white” trim color and works especially well with darker exterior siding colors or earthy brick or stone. It’s a great way to go darker with a white instead of shifting to a cream which would be more yellow.

The white trim in the house below is painted with Agreeable Gray. The house is facing West.

Edgecomb Gray Vs Agreeable Gray

We also like to use Agreeable Gray as a “white” siding color in exterior palettes. This works especially well in more Southern latitudes of North America and higher altitude cities such as Denver and Salt Lake City.

Which Benjamin Moore paint color is closest to Agreeable Gray?

Agreeable Gray is one of those colors that really doesn’t have a close match in the Benjamin Moore paint catalog. If you want a paint color that behaves similarly, choose from BM Revere Pewter or BM Edgecomb Gray. They aren’t exactly the same, but they are both greige colors with green undertones that I would use in similar situations. Edgecomb is probably the closest one.

Of course, we never recommend matching paint colors from Sherwin to Benjamin Moore. Learn more about matching paint colors here.

How do I decide between these two colors?

These are both great neutral paint colors. However, Edgecomb Gray is going to lean a bit closer to beige while Agreeable Gray feels a bit more like a warm gray.

If your room has low light or northern exposure, stick to Edgecomb Gray. The cool light will tone down the yellow undertones to make it feel more neutral.

Southern facing rooms with bright, golden light might prefer Agreeable Gray, as that southern light will make edgecomb gray really pull a bit yellow. Plus, super bright light could wash Edgecomb gray out more, making it look closer to cream or off white.

Always swatch colors in your home to be sure you like them before committing to a color!


What Benjamin Moore paint is similar to agreeable gray?

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is lighter, cleaner, and warmer than Agreeable Gray. They are both warm greige colors with green undertones. Edgecomb would likely be the better choice for a room with low light or a Northern exposure. If Edgecomb Gray looks good in a room, Agreeable will likely look good as well.

What accent color goes with Edgecomb Gray?

Colors similar to Agreeable Gray

If you are interested in finding a paint color from Benjamin Moore that is similar to SW 7029 Agreeable, look at BM Collingwood OC-28, BM Wish 680, or BM Rodeo 1534.

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