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At one point in time Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter was the most popular paint color available. It was known as “the” color to use if you want to sell your house fast and for top dollar. Revere Pewter is still very wildly popular, I just think Sherwin Williams and other retailers have stepped up their game to bring some amazing colors as well. Which is great because now we have more colors to choose from as consumers!
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The Basics of Revere Pewter
Revere Pewter is a paint color created by Benjamin Moore and it’s number is HC-172.
Revere Pewter has an LRV of 55.1 which makes it a light to mid toned gray color. LRV stands for Light Reflective Value and it’s based on a scale of 0-100, 100 being the brightest color that reflects the most light.
Is Revere Pewter a Gray or Beige?
Good question, and the answer is YES! Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is considered both a gray and a beige, which is nicknamed greige.
This basically means that it’s a gray color that pulls more on the warm side rather than cool.
Revere Pewter Undertones
When a color pulls more warm that means that it has more beige color in it. That’s the reason for the name greige paint color. If a paint color pulls more cool then it has more blue undertones. Revere Pewter definitely pulls more warm which you can see from these examples.
However in some instances Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter can have some green undertones which can make the color look a little muddy. When paired with greenery or green furniture you will see this happen.
Revere Pewter vs. Agreeable Gray
Agreeable Gray is a paint color from Sherwin Williams and it is very similar to Revere Pewter. The biggest difference is in the LRV number, Agreeable Gray is brighter at a 60 compared to Revere Pewter at 55.
Revere Pewter can tend to pull a little bit green while Agreeable Gray is more a true greige. I have an entire article on Agreeable Gray that you can check out here.
Accessible Beige vs. Revere Pewter
This is another good one to compare. Accessible Beige is not a gray color but is very close to the family and compliments well with the greiges.
They both have a slight green undertone but Accessible Beige is definitely a little brighter with an LRV of 58. Remember Revere Pewter is at a 55.
The Best Places to Use Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
You can use this color in any room. It is a nice color that goes with just about everything. It can tend to be a little darker in a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural light so I think a room that is well lit with natural light is the best choice.
I always suggest getting a sample of the paint color and looking at how the color looks in the room in all the different lights of the day. A great option is Samplize. They will send you a 12×12 inch sample of your paint color and it sticks to the wall and is easily removable. This is a great alternative! Click here to check out their website.
Revere Pewter in the Bedroom
Minimalist decor can be so stunning! I love these floors and with no window coverings the sunlight just pours in. This makes the paint color fade and brings your eye to the nature outside.
Great example of a room with natural light with the Revere Pewter color. It really pops agains the white trim but doesn’t steal the show from the amazing decor in the room.
Revere Pewter in the Living Room
Beautiful paint color here that goes really well with the beige furniture! Revere Pewter goes with just about everything!
The paint color here is stunning but you can see that little bit of green peeking through in the undertones.
Revere Pewter in the Bathroom
This room has awesome natural light so the paint color really fades and lets the other things be in the spotlight.
This room has marble on top of marble and look how wonderfully the paint color coordinates with it. By the way, this is my dream bathroom!
Revere Pewter in the Dining Room
I love the farmhouse look here. One of the things I particularly love it how Revere Pewter pairs so nicely with the different wood tones in the room.
I know that we are talking about paint colors today but I cannot let this picture go without drooling over that amazing Chandelier! It’s gorgeous!!
Revere Pewter in the Entryway/Halls
Revere Pewter on the Exterior
The Best White to Pair with Revere Pewter
I also have an article on white paint colors! This is more geared towards trim but you can see that some of the colors tend to pull a little warmer than others. Here are the ones I would suggest to pair with Revere Pewter
- Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Sherwin Williams Creamy
Coordinating Colors That Go Well With Revere Pewter
My favorite thing to do to find coordinating paint colors (other than trolling Pinterest) is to go to the paint manufactures website and see what they suggest.
In this case Benjamin Moore says that it pairs nicely with Fog Mist, Copley Gray, Shadow Gray, and Amherst Gray. Here they are pictured together.
Tips on Painting a Room Yourself
I love painting rooms because it makes such an amazing impact, in one day and for the least amount of money! Here are the tools you will need in order to paint a room on your own. Many of them are reuseable!
- A good paint brush
- A roller and cover
- A paint tray
- Blue painters tape (at least 2 inches thick)
- A drop cloth
- A ladder
- Paint and a can opener (and maybe a stir stick)
Prep work makes the dream work, yes I totally just made that up and it is totally cheesy! But it’s true!!! If you do the prep work well then the finished product will be as amazing as you picture in your head.
Tape off ceilings, baseboards and anything else on the wall that is fixed and you don’t want to paint over.
Make sure you have a high quality paint brush! This is important because cheap ones tend to shed bristles and you really don’t want that.
Use the paint brush on the edges to get a crisp line and the roller on the open wall space. It will go faster than you think.
You might have to do 2 coats to get the best coverage. I almost always do at least 2 coats. If you are doing a dark color you might have to do 3!
Remove the painters tape as soon as you are done and then step back and admire your hard work!
For a step by step tutorial on exactly how to do all of this with a materials checklist click here or on the image below and I will email you a copy of my Painting Guide.