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Here’s Agreeable Gray 7029 by Sherwin-Williams in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 2 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Agreeable Gray 7029 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 8.00 and Chroma of 0.74 rounded to 0.75.
Agreeable Gray belongs to the yellow hue family over near the yellow-red hue family.
You can see where it plots out on The Color Strategist Color Wheel above.
In a balanced quality of light, Agreeable Gray looks like a mid-tone, warm, near neutral gray.
However, in certain qualities of light it can shift and look purplish.
Near neutrals from Agreeable Gray’s hue family neighborhood are notorious for shifting purple in unbalanced qualities of light. See infographic below.
Which is why you will find some opinions about Agreeable Gray that insist it’s “just a warm neutral gray” with no hint of any other color.
While others will talk about an edge of purpleness that is quite noticeable in their space.
If it does shift and look purple in your space, then you know you need to try near neutral grays from a different hue family neighborhood. Specifically, I’d start with a color from a hue family that is outside that big purple parenthesis you see up there in the infographic.
Color strategy doesn’t get any easier than this!