A light to medium gray with warm undertones, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is considered a timeless and classic greige that works with any style of decor. It's a great transitional color that works well in an open floor plan.
No doubt you have heard of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular and classic paint colors.
Is Revere Pewter Gray or Beige?
Revere Pewter is considered one of the original popular greige colors. Greige means that is a mixture of both gray and beige. It falls in the light-medium range of paint colors when it comes to depth of color.
If you are looking for a clean, fresh, crisp gray then Revere Pewter is not for you. But one of these grays may be.
What is Revere Pewter's Undertone?
Revere Pewter has an earthy, warm undertone. Sometimes it can veer a little muddy, especially in darker rooms. Paired with a lot of dark furniture, it can look very beige.
Revere Pewter also tends to have a slight green undertone, which can be just as apparent as its strong beige at times.
As a wall color, it works best in bright, open spaces with lots of natural light or lighter colored furnishings, where it's other undertone - blue - will make it look much closer to a gray, with none of the muddy, flat undertones that it can take on in the darker spaces.
I've only once ever seen it look like a "real" gray, and it was in a room with windows on all three walls, i.e. it had multiple exposures. More often that not, the beige and green (and maybe even more of a taupe) will be more likely to pop through.
Grays are undoubtedly tricky colors anyway. I've never met a gray that didn't have some undertone. So be sure to sample the color on multiple walls and pay attention to it throughout the day. It may look perfect in morning light but you may hate how it looks with warm afternoon light on it.
Is Revere Pewter Still Popular?
Revere Pewter is not nearly as popular as it was several years ago. At one point, it was the go-to greige color. Right now, I think Agreeable Gray is probably giving it a run for its money.
Fresh, bright spaces are very popular right now and a lot of the time, Revere Pewter does not give that feeling when applied to a wall. It's also one of those sneaky colors that has quite a few undertones and can change color depending on the time of the day and furnishings in the room.
Revere Pewter vs Agreeable Gray
Agreeable Gray tends to stay true to its greige color, being one of the purest forms of gray + beige, unlike Revere Pewter that has a tendency to pull quite muddy in some spaces. Agreeable Gray is also a slightly lighter color.
If I had to pick one of the two, I would choose Agreeable Gray since it doesn't have that muddy green/beige undertone.
What Colors Go With Revere Pewter?
Revere Pewter is extremely versatile in terms of colors that go well with it, but choosing them depends on the look you are going for and what undertones you want to embrace or avoid.
I personally love it paired with blues, in particular navy. The contrast is stunning and the blue helps to offset some of muddy beige tones that I don't always love. Add in some bright white trim, and you've got a match made in heaven.
On the other hand, those beige tones also work really well with corals and pinks. If you're looking for a vibrant pop of color, this is a really pretty look, that would be perfect for a little girl's room.
Or really pack in a punch of color with some hot pink and black accents!
Looking for a more neutral, traditional look? Pairing it with creams and whites is a winner, while opting for an accent wall in a color like Amherst Gray or Powerll Gray (or SW Serious Gray, my fave!) creates contrast while sticking to the same color family.
Loving how it sounds so far? Let's take a look at how it looks in rooms in real homes!
In the bedroom above, you can see how Revere Pewter looks much closer to a crisp warm gray. It is light and bright - exactly what the modern homeowner is looking for in paint color in 2020. Because of the light furniture, crisp white trim and light colored furnishings, the muddy green and beige undertones have been virtually eliminated.
This nursery, with so much bright light, shows how gray Revere Pewter can look with the right light. Paired with the white curtains and chair, it really looks like the perfect gray paint color.
Living Rooms and Dining Rooms
In both of the above living rooms, you can see Revere Pewter probably at its warmest. With warm light streaming in, lots of warm wood tones, cream colored sofa and chair as well as the brick fireplace, all the warm undertones of the paint color are pulled out.
Despite some dark furniture pieces in this room, the thick white crown molding, lighter colored floors and abundance of natural light make the walls feel much cooler in color. The black accents in this space actually help to stop it from feeling warm, unlike brown-toned woods that highlight the warm undertones.
If you're reading this, you're probably considering Revere Pewter for walls in your home or maybe even your exterior. My absolute favorite use of this color, however, is for cabinets and interior doors. It's really quite stunning!
I've always been a bright white trim and doors kinda gal...but these Revere Pewter doors with white trim from Kylie M. Interiors make me swoon. How about you?
What color cabinets with revere pewter walls?
This bathroom shows how Revere Pewter pairs with dark wood furniture. While the dark wood emphasizes some of the green undertones of the paint, the crisp white mirror does a nice job of balancing it all out and stop it from feeling too dark.
Similar to the kitchen cabinets and doors I mentioned previously, I think it works particularly well on the beadboard in this bathroom paired with the warm pattern tile, and white accents. So warm yet fresh, right?
What White Trim Color to Use With Revere Pewter
Now that you've seen how it looks in real spaces, you may be wondering what white trim color will work best.
I don't recommend having a different white trim paint in every room of your home. Generally speaking, all your trim should be painted the same shade of white. But, if you're starting from scratch or you're dealing with one specific room where your current white paint doesn't look right, feel free to switch it up.
Like I already mentioned, Revere Pewter looks great paired with so many different colors. But what is the best white trim color for Revere Pewter? The top 3 trim paint colors that go with Revere Pewter are:
- Benjamin Moore Decorator's White – slight gray undertone
- Benjamin Moore Simply White – yellow undertone
- Or a true white like Sherwin Williams Extra White (my favorite bright white)
Choosing the best trim color depends on what else is going on in the room and the rest of your house. You don't want to start painting the trim in one room a completely different shade of white than everything else throughout your home, especially if the floor plan is mostly open.
So...is Revere Pewter the Right Color for You?
I hope you found this post helpful! If you've decided that this paint color might be the right choice for you, be sure to test it on your walls (or on some poster board) and pay attention to it throughout the day as the sun shifts. The light in your home changes throughout the day from cool to warm (or vice versa) and can greatly affect how the color will look on your wall.
Don't forget to see how it looks in both natural light and artificial light, too - especially if you're planning on painting a darker room where the lights will be turned on a lot!
Don't forget - no matter what you've read or photos you've seen online, it's really important to sample paint colors in your home before committing!
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