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Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

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!

A paint chip of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in the shape of a square.

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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.

A comparison of Revere Pewter and Agreeable Gray.

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.

Paint Comparison of Revere Pewter and Accessible Beige

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

A bedroom with dark hardwood floors, lots of windows and revere pewter paint color.
Source: Made by Mood

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.

A bedroom with french doors and revere pewter painted on the walls.
Source: Pinterest

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

A family room with white trim and Revere Pewter on the walls.
Source: West Magnolia Charm

Beautiful paint color here that goes really well with the beige furniture! Revere Pewter goes with just about everything!

A family Room with a gray and white geometric rug and curtains with Revere Pewter on the walls.
Source: Chatfield Court

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

A bathroom sink with a window above and revere pewter painted on the walls.
Source: Bright and Beautiful Blog

This room has awesome natural light so the paint color really fades and lets the other things be in the spotlight.

A bathroom with lots of marble on the surfaces but Revere Pewter on the walls.
Source: The Turquoise Home

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

A dining room with a large black and wood chandelier with walls painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
Source: Houzz

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.

A dining room with a large shell chandelier and walls painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
Source: Becki Owens

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

An entryway with dark hardwood, wainscotting and revere pewter on the walls.
Source: Home with Keki

Revere Pewter on the Exterior

The exterior of a ranch style home painted in Revere Pewter.
Source: Griffin Gallery And Interiors

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.

Paint swatches of coordinating colors to Revere Pewter.

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!

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!

Painting Guide

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.

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A pin for pinterest on revere pewter.

I hope you feel you know more about Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. It still is one of the most popular paint color choices and definitely is worth considering for your home.

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Layana borghese

Friday 27th of August 2021

Hi there, what I great way to explain those amazing color! I thought I had all down till you showed me acessíble beige from Sw, which made me confuse again, I had a house w brown/ beige furniture that I’m trying to change the wall colors, I have gold/ beige tones from Benjamin Moore also! I love both of your suggestion I just got confused, help please? Lol. I also need accent a wall where I have my tv in my living room/ dinning room combination. Thanks


Monday 30th of August 2021

Hi Layana! Sorry to confuse you, LOL. Between the two colors, Accessible Beige is more beige than Revere Pewter. So if you were trying to get away from the brown family I would stick with your first choice of Revere Pewter. As far as the accent wall give SW Dorian Gray a try, it's more in the mid tones. If you want darker give BM Kendall Charcoal a try. It's a really pretty color! Good luck!


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Is there a navy blue that looks great with revere pewter? Or other accents for a wall in our office?


Monday 28th of September 2020

Try Hale Navy. It's a great color that seems to go with everything. It's also from Benjamin Moore.

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