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Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172: Paint Color Review

Posted on February 15, 2023 by KylieMawdsley
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The most POPULAR warm gray (almost greige) paint color!

When looking for your best shade of gray, it’s allll in the undertones. Sure, you want to get the right depth, too, but it’s the undertones that either connect or clash with your home’s surrounding finishes. And if there’s one gray paint color that seems to satisfy a HECK OF A LOT of finishes and personal tastes, that color has to be Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

Why?

Let’s find out why your home could be a few coats of paint away from perfection…

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, best warm gray green paint color for walls, cabinets, trims, exterior. Kylie M Color expert online

 

IS BM REVERE PEWTER GRAY, BEIGE, OR GREIGE PAINT COLOR?

Revere Pewter is a GORGEOUS, warm gray paint color and a timeless choice from Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection. That’s right – TIMELESS. This isn’t to say it will work in every room forever and ever, amen, but you’ll learn why it’s a great choice for so many homes.

As for what Revere Pewter IS, it’s a warm shade of gray that can also pass as a greige, given the right exposure, surrounding finishes, and interior lighting conditions (check those Kelvins!).

Is it warm enough to pass as beige?

Again, give it the right (or wrong, depending on the look you’re going for) lighting, and Revere Pewter picks up a vague beige tone, but this is more about your LIGHTING than the color itself – Revere Pewter sure as heck ain’t beige.

This bathroom below is the warmest I’ve ever seen it look, and this is very atypical…

Revere Pewter, best warm gray paint color. STATUARIO MAXIMUS white quartz countertop, URBANE BRONZE,

This painted interior door is typically what you can expect from Revere Pewter (with Benjamin Moore White Dove walls and trim)…

Stair railing, oak hand railing, black metal spindles, white oak floor, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter interior doors, White Doe walls and trim. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

As mentioned above, while Revere Pewter is WARM, it certainly won’t look beige on your walls; it’s just significantly warmer than more traditional gray paint colors. Some people find it too ‘muddy’ and not fresh enough when looking for a fresh, clean gray palette, while for others, it’s the PERFECT, soft shade for their cabinets, walls, doors, OR exterior.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter painted kitchen cabinets, darkened. Wood island, quartz countertops, Caesarstone Statuario Nuvo. Wood floor, red oak. custom range hood. Kylie M Interiors Edesign,

 

WHAT’S REVERE PEWTER’S LRV?

Revere Pewter is on the border of light and light-medium, thanks to its LRV of 55.77. This means it’s not super weighted like the mid-range, but it has more depth than traditional light-depth gray paint colors and goes beyond my preferred LRV range (but it’s easily forgiven for that).

Revere Pewter looks slightly darker than expected, particularly in a room with lower light. This is because while its LRV isn’t super low, it doesn’t reflect as much light as lighter, comparable shades of gray (which we’ll look at shortly).

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, staircase with red toned oak flooring, white and wood railing, wainscoting. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online consulting blogger

Not sure what LRV is? It’s VERY important (read about it HERE).

Paint colour review, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, best warm gray paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting. Client photos

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Paint Color with LRV 

 

WHAT ARE REVERE PEWTER’S UNDERTONES?

Video at the end of blog post

Revere Pewter HC-172 is a very sneaky gray (as many are), and it loves to shift its undertones depending on the room’s exposure, interior lighting conditions, and other factors. So, while it mostly favors a mild green undertone, it can sneak into the other cool gray undertones with the right encouragement.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter wall, Cloud White painted wood cabinets, gray granite countertop. Kylie M Paint color blogger

Notice how well Revere Pewter connects with the tones in this granite countertop.

About those sneaky undertones, true to its name, a FEW times I’ve seen Revere Pewter pick up pewter undertones – also known as blue undertones – much like Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. Each time the blue pops up, it seems to be in rooms with multiple exposures and cream trim/cabinets.

Seem impossible? Well, believe it, sister, as it shows up pretty darn blue in this next photo…

Benjamin Moore Suntan Yellow, Revere Pewter in home bar, beverage station in country style kitchen. KYlie M E-design

However, this is the EXCEPTION, not the rule. Revere Pewter generally caters to a green undertone. All the same, order samples and move them around your room before you commit full-time to a particular color.

Wainscoting, panelling Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, warm gray greige, White Dove walls, home office. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy update and consultant

Gray Owl vs. Stonington Gray – Color Review

 

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Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, for cabinet, warm gray. Peel and stick sample. Kylie m

Get your PEEL & STICK sample of Revere Pewter

 

The above information might have you feeling uncertain. So, I’m going to break it down into percentages for you. In my experience with Revere Pewter and its undertones (which is pretty darn extensive via my local work and E-Design), here’s what I’ve seen (approximately)…

  • 5% of the time – subtle blue undertone
  • 10% of the time – slightly purple or taupe undertone
  • 85% of the time – slightly muddy, soft, slightly green-tinged gray or just a soft neutral gray

Benjamin Moore Kingsport Gray painted oak cabinets with Revere Pewter walls in bathroom with almond bone fixtures. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color consulting. Client photo

Revere Pewter looks rich and gorgeous on these bathroom walls

Of course, all of that’s open to interpretation as I can be pretty anal with color, and not everybody is looking that hard. There are people out there who won’t see a dang thing and think that gray is gray (my hubby included). But still, the above undertones are something to be aware of.

Rustic romantic style bedroom with reclaimed wood, Benjamin Moore Revere PEwter, chandelier, pink blush accents. Kylie M Interiors E-design, online paint color consultant and edecor blog

The above photo shows Revere Pewter with some of its muddy green undertones. And I’m not saying muddy like it’s bad; muddy is good if you’re looking for an earth-toned relaxing feel. However, if you prefer a fresher approach, then muddy ain’t for you, my friend, and you may want to find another gray!

If you’re looking for a clean and fresh gray, don’t choose Revere Pewter.

 

THE OVERALL MOOD…

Revere Pewter isn’t a fresh and crisp gray and doesn’t necessarily give a spa feeling like many grays can – this is because of its warm undertone. I’ve heard it called murky, muddy, and ‘clay-like’ – not very spa-inspired words if you ask me, but again, open to interpretation based on your personal tastes.

Best paint color for dark wood trim, oak floor. Kylie M Interiors E-design, Benjamin Moore REvere Pewter in entryway and stairs

Considering that one person’s feelings toward a color can be different from another person’s, here are some keywords to describe HC-172 Revere Pewter…

  • calming and relaxing
  • slightly moody
  • organic
  • neutral
  • subtle warmth
  • versatile, flexible, accommodating
  • more of a moody beach vibe rather than a ‘fresh and fun’ beach vibe

 

The best gray paint colors for your room. Benjamin and Sherwin. Edesign, Kylie M Interiors online paint colour services. Home decorating and diy ideas blogger.market

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WHICH ROOMS SUIT REVERE PEWTER?

The great thing about this popular shade of gray is that it looks awesome in many different types of rooms. In a north-facing room or reasonably well-lit east-facing room, Revere Pewter’s earthy warmth can balance the cool gray light (although I’d still be careful as it can fall flat). It won’t work as well as a taupe, greige, or beige at adding visual warmth, but if you’re not a huge fan of warm colors, it can be a great happy medium.

As for a south-facing room or one with western afternoon sun, it’s not so warm that it tips the scales too far, as its gray base does hold it back a bit. In warm lights, it can look a touch muddier (again, muddy isn’t a bad thing; it’s organic). In all, Revere Pewter is an interesting option for most exposures AS LONG as there’s a reasonable amount of natural light.

As for dark rooms, most light grays will struggle – Revere Pewter is no exception. With minimal natural light, it can look flat and murky (shown below, which is also north-facing). If you’re painting a dark room, you may want to read this blog post instead.

revere pewter in a dark room with northern exposure

Here’s a photo of it in a warmer south-facing room with vaulted, angled ceilings and a lot of natural light – it’s in its gray glory!

Paint colour review, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, open concept livingroom, vaulted ceiling. best warm gray paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting. Client photo

Colors need LIGHT to come to LIFE! 

 

HOWEVER, IT DOESN’T WORK AS WELL IN HALLWAYS

Hallways are generally dark and don’t always suit this depth of color. If you like the idea of Revere Pewter in your hallway, consider lightening it by 50%, considering that lightening can shift undertones. Alternatively, check out lighter shades better suited to dark spaces and hallways.

You can also check out Benjamin Moore Rodeo, which has a slightly higher LRV, but even that might not be enough.

 

IS REVERE PEWTER OUTDATED OR STILL TRENDY?

Going into 2024, we’ll be seeing warmer shades – not just on our walls but on kitchen cabinets as well. However, regarding the gray world, warm grays like Revere Pewter will have more of a lifetime than cool, light shades of gray. This isn’t just because they tend to suit more interior finishes but because not everyone has jumped into the beige world; some still want a good gray backdrop in their home.

Is Beige BACK? Is Beige TRENDY?

Gray: Is it Still In Style On Walls, Cabinets, & Exteriors?

With its subtle warmth and passive undertones, Revere Pewter is still a popular choice – even as things start to lean warmer. In particular, I’m still seeing requests for warm gray and greige cabinets. And while it might be too gray for those jumping into the beige trend, Revere Pewter still has a place in today’s modern home.

 

IS REVERE PEWTER A GOOD COLOR FOR THE EXTERIOR (SIDING, SHUTTERS, OR TRIM)?

Revere Pewter can be great exterior siding, painted stucco, or otherwise, but be prepared, as it usually looks warmer than expected! On this next home, it’s is the perfect choice for the asphalt roof and brick foundation and steps – the main features that needed to be coordinated with…

Exterior sunny day, south facing, brick home painted BM Revere Pewter, SW Creamy White client choice and BM Graystone shutters. KYlie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting

The 5 Steps to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

My Online Color Consulting client chose Revere Pewter for the exterior of her home and couldn’t decide on a great shutter or porch ceiling color. I gave her three suggestions, including Benjamin Moore Graystone (shutters), and it turned out GORGEOUS! 

 

IS REVERE PEWTER A GOOD GRAY FOR KITCHEN CABINETS?

Revere Pewter can look wicked pretty on kitchen cabinets if it suits the backsplash, countertop, and flooring. With its earthy green undertone, it suits some of the common older granite countertops and some of the newer quartz countertops.

What makes Revere Pewter a popular cabinet color is its depth and warmth. Some off-white and light-depth cabinets look too washed out, making it challenging to coordinate wall colors. Not that it’s EASY – any light color will be tough; however, with its added depth, it offers more flexibility.

The Pros & Cons of Off-White & Light Depth Painted Cabinets

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter painted kitchen cabinets, white quartz backsplash & countertop Caesarstone Statuario Nuvo, custom metal zinc range hood. Stainless. Kylie M Edesigns

However, this doesn’t mean Revere Pewter is the best shade of gray for YOUR kitchen cabinets. Is Revere Pewter the Right Cabinet Color for YOU?

If you decide to try it for your cabinets, get a quart of paint mixed in a satin finish in the actual paint you’ll be using on your cabinets. I recommend satin as it’s an easy-to-clean surface for cabinets (and doors and trims) without being so shiny that it reflects your pretty lil face back at you.

Why should you get a quart made?

While Samplize uses REAL paint from each brand – and from quality lines within each brand – sample pots are made from the cheap stuff and usually have a matte or eggshell finish, not satin. They’re great for getting a general idea, but cabinets, in particular, need a bit more precision than sample pots offer – ESPECIALLY if you want to adjust your color (lighten or darken it).

This is my kitchen below. I darkened Revere Pewter by approximately 25% to get more body out of it. I just felt the regular strength was a bit too light for my personal tastes…

Kitchen with warm gray, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter cabinets and Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze painted island. White oak wood flooring. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, blog and colour advice online

See the before and after photos HERE

Is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter REALLY the Best Cabinet Color for YOU?

 

WHAT WHITE TRIM COLOR GOES BEST WITH REVERE PEWTER?

Revere Pewter can accommodate quite a few different whites for trim paint or cabinets AS LONG AS they aren’t OVERLY yellow. Benjamin Moore Cloud White can look gorgeous and slightly enhance its green undertones, but that’s as warm as I would venture.

If I’m coordinating a palette from scratch that includes Revere Pewter, I prefer…

  • Benjamin Moore White Dove – the perfect soft, warm white (some people prefer Swiss Coffee, but I’m a White Dove girl all the way)
  • Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for a fresh look with higher contrast compared to softer shades
  • Sherwin Williams Pure White offers a more moderate approach – not bright white, but not soft and earthy either

I recommend painting your trims and doors in satin (pearl in some lines), which offers the perfect sheen and is, hands down, the most popular finish for these surfaces.

As for the other finishes, matte, and eggshell aren’t washable enough unless you get into the scrubbable paints like Scuffx (which is amazeballs, by the way). But even then, trims and doors usually look better with a bit of sheen. And while some older homes can pull off semi-gloss trims, it’s not a look that does the average home any justice.

AAAND that was a bit of a tangent – SQUIRREL! Let’s get back to Revere Pewter…

Romantic rustic master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and Wickham Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, edecor and online paint colour expert blog

 Wickham Gray in the bathroom, Cloud White on the trim

 

COLORS THAT ARE SIMILAR

In looking for similar colors to Revere Pewter, there will be shifts. Some will be lighter, darker, warmer, or cooler. Others might pick up a bit more green undertone or even DROP most of the green. Here are some comparable colors…

REVERE PEWTER VS. BENJAMIN MOORE HAZY SKIES

Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies has an LRV of 58, so it’s lighter than Revere Pewter (55). However, it’s still not a traditionally light shade of gray as it lives on the lower end of the range, just a jog lighter than RP.

Comparing the two, you’ll see that Hazy Skies is a bit warmer and has a bit more of a green undertone, giving it a more greige look. Sure, Hazy Skies PALES in popularity, but if Revere Pewter isn’t warm enough and you love that earthy green hue, it could be a pretty alternative.

 

REVERE PEWTER VS. SHERWIN WILLIAMS COLONNADE GRAY

Colonnade Gray is similar to Revere Pewter in its intentions; both are versions of ‘warm gray with a green undertone.’ However, Colonnade Gray has an LRV of 53, so it’s a bit darker and has less earthy warmth, making it look a wink more gray. If you’re nervous about Revere Pewter’s undertones, Colonnade has the same green undertone but FAR less of it – in some lights, you don’t see it at all!

Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray in north facing kitchen with Alabaster cabinets, Summerhill quartz. Gibraltar Cliffs feature wall. Kylie M INteriors Edesign

Paint Color Review: Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray

 

REVERE PEWTER VS. BENJAMIN MOORE RODEO

Rodeo is a great comparable to Revere Pewter. Sometimes, RP is a bit too dark for a room, either due to its lighting situation or surrounding finishes. This is when Rodeo comes in handy. While it has a similar ‘muddy warm gray’ approach, Rodeo has an LRV of almost 60, so it’s like a lighter version of Revere Pewter and borders on my ideal range for the average room.

However, of the two shades, I would rather choose Revere Pewter for kitchen cabinets or doors and trims because of its added depth.

Gray sofa with Benjamin Moore Rodeo, warm grey paint colour like Revere Pewter. Kylie M

Paint Color Review: Benjamin Moore Rodeo

 

COMPARING IT TO OTHER POPULAR NEUTRALS

You might not know which undertone best suits your space until you see the options! Comparing these popular neutrals is a great way to find the one that works with your interior finishes and personal tastes.

REVERE PEWTER VS. SHERWIN WILLIAMS AGREEABLE GRAY

My Online Color Consulting clients often choose between these two popular shades, although there are some key differences.

Agreeable Gray is lighter than Revere Pewter and not as warm and earthy. As for undertones, while Agreeable Gray ‘can’ grab a touch of green undertone, it flexes between green and violet, often showing NO noticeable undertone. On the other hand, Revere Pewter is more likely to commit to green.

However, whether for kitchen cabinets, trims, or doors, both Agreeable Gray and Revere Pewter are SUPER popular based on today’s cabinet trends.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray best greige warm gray paint colour, wood laminate gray wash floor, corner fireplace, white kitchen cabinets, Dovetail island.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray Paint Color Review

 

REVERE PEWTER VS. BALBOA MIST VS. COLLINGWOOD

Revere Pewter is a warm gray, but that’s the only thing it has in common with Balboa Mist and Collingwood. Both of these shades lean into a violet undertone, which goes in the opposite direction to Revere Pewter’s earthy green hue. You might also be interested to know that MORE interior finishes suit a warm violet undertone than a warm green one, so if you’re having trouble coordinating your wall color, this might be why!

Revere Pewter is also DARKER than Balboa Mist and Collingwood, sitting closer to the light-medium range than the light range.

Benjamin Moore Simply White , Collingwood gray walls, oak flooring, Kylie M Interiors Edesign, (3)

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist Paint Color Review

Benjamin Moore Collingwood Paint Color Review

 

REVERE PEWTER VS. SHERWIN WILLIAMS ACCESSIBLE BEIGE

If you compare these two colors, you’re looking at two entirely different color groups. Revere Pewter is a warm gray (borderline greige), whereas Accessible Beige is a beige. This means that Accessible Beige is warmer than Revere Pewter, although it’s not one of the warmest beige paint colors.

White Dove painted kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, giallo ornamental, venetian gold look. Accessible Beige walls, beige backsplash and floor tile. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige Paint Color Review

 

WHAT COLORS GO WITH REVERE PEWTER?

GREAT question, as Revere Pewter has a ton of palette partners and good accent colors, including…

 

CAN I LIGHTEN OR DARKEN REVERE PEWTER?

You bet your cute little BOOTY you can; I’ve done it many times! While Benjamin Moore Rodeo is as close as you’ll get to a lighter version of Revere Pewter, you might want to play around with Revere Pewter before switching colors entirely.

Ask the paint store to lighten or darken Revere Pewter by 25% and see how it looks. If that’s not enough, try 40-50%. Remember, the more you lighten it, the more its undertones can shift.

Revere Pewter lighter and darker. Lighten and darken paint colors to perfect them. Kylie M Interiors.

3 Steps to Your Perfect Paint Color: How to Lighten & Darken Colors

 

Want to see this color in action? Check out my Youtube Video Review for more great tips!

 

READ MORE

Is Gray Still Trendy for Walls, Cabinets & More?

Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Rodeo

Sherwin Williams 10 Best Gray Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore’s Best Gray Paint Colors

Colonnade Gray vs. Revere Pewter

Not sure which gray is best for you?

Get the help you’re looking for with my Online Color Consulting

The best paint colors for your room. Benjamin and Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Home Decorating and diy ideas blogger.market

Chat soon,

Kylie M Interiors Edecor and Edesign

Originally written in 2015, awesomely updated in 2023



Comments

    1. Hi! I’m looking for the half strength comment. I’m painting hallway and foyer and Kylie is right that RP is too muddy/green. Did I miss where the blog says half strength of RP in hallways is better? I have tried half strength and it is better. But, I’m comparing to Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball.
      Hard to pick for a foyer and hallway as there are so many different light sources! Thanks for your thoughts. 🙂

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        Hi Tina! I’ve done RP at 40% lighter with good luck. I’ve found that once you pass 25% lighter, there can be a shift in undertones. Now that doesn’t mean it will fall right off track, as it’s still based on the original foundation colour, but undertones can rise up/fall back…I hope that helps!

  1. Hi Kylie. Loved reading this blog. We just painted our kitchen cabinets revere pewter but I need help choosing a different wall color. We chose BM Thunder AF 685 (which was a taupey gray on swatch) and it turned out blue! It’s a north facing room. Any suggestions on what color we should use to make cabinets stand out? Right now they totally blend with the wall. Should we go darker or lighter on walls? Appreciate any advice! Thanks
    Melissa

    1. Hi Melissa, thank you so much for asking! As I’ve been quite swamped with questions I’ve been referring most to my Online Consulting. This way I can get photos of the space as well as ask some important questions! If this interests you at all then here’s the link. My pricing does fluctuate a bit depending on how busy I am, so at this point your quote would be $60 and I would give you 3 paint colour options. Each option would have an explanation so you can understand how they might act in your particular space! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/
      Hope to hear from you!
      ~Kylie

  2. Hi Kylie,

    Do you have the color code for revere pewter color in 25% lighter ? I went to buy a small sample can and the guy could not do it. I told him that I will come back. Thanks for your help!

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      You know what, I just might still have it – it would be the Home Depot code though and won’t work anywhere else…let me go see…
      Hooray, hopefully this works for you!
      Sample pot: Behr Ultra Flat ULtra Pure White (this is the base of it which is important)
      384th: BL 11 / CL 14 / FL 1.5

      If you copy this down/print it off I’m thinking that might do the trick!

      Good luck 🙂

  3. We’re considering Revere Pewter for most of our main level. The exception is our family room, which is sunken a couple steps and has a lower ceiling so we’d like to keep it cozy with a slightly darker color. Do you know what would be similar to Revere Pewter but a shade or two darker? Thanks a million! I’ve been scouring your blog for weeks as we figure out our paint selections!

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  4. Hi Kylie,
    I have used RP in most of the downstairs., big bright fam room, bright dining room , kitchen and hallway. Love it!! LR is separated by a hallway painted in FB Clunch. I would like to paint the LR but it is a dark room. Presently, it is a mossy green color and I want to brighten it up. Is there a light tan that works well with RP ? Would like a warm beige / tan color. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!

    Rosanne

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  5. Hi Kylie,
    I’m painting my dining room and I have a chair rail, so I am planning to paint two different colors on the top and the bottom separated by a chair rail. I like Northern Cliffs for the top. What would you recommend for the bottom half? The rest of the main floor is painted Rever Pewter, so not sure if I should use that or Gray Owl. The room has very little light…just a double window under the front porch. Would love your advice. Thanks so much,
    Vivian

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      Hi Vivian, thank you for your note! This is actually the EXACT thing I do my e-design consulting for! I try to give as much complimentary advice as I can on my blog and if that doesn’t work, it might be time for me to take a closer look at your room via photos/questionnaire. My packages are off right now as I’m on a short trip, but they’ll be up and running on Monday! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/product-category/interior-paint-colors/
      ~Kylie

  6. Hello! I have painted all my walls revere pewter and now want to ‘whitewash’ my fireplace. My trim is just a regular contractor white. Do you have any advice for what white would look best? The hearth is black slate! Thanks!

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      Hi Brittany! I’ve had a client whitewash their stone with Revere Pewter (50/50 mix). I might lighten Revere Pewter by 50% and then mix if 50/50 with water. Otherwise I would do a standard ‘white’ whitewash. Either way, it’s about keeping undertones consistent and not throwing a new colour into the mix!

  7. Any advice on a cabinetry paint color to go with Revere Pewter in a reasonably bright kitchen? My walls are RP but my painted cabinets, which are slightly beige/taupe, are now looking yellow against it;(

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  8. I’m thinking about painting my home’s exterior RP. However, I am concerned it will be too light (my house faces west but there is no shade and the sun tends to wash colors out. Would you paint RP on the exterior of your home and would you darken it by 25%?

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      Hi! Revere Pewter is beautiful for an exterior and as long as you have some white trim it should help to show the contrast, even when the sun lightens it! And yes, 25% could help a bit 🙂

  9. I have a large, vaulted ceiling great room with east facing windows (under a porch) as well as east facing dormer windows. Is there enough light from the east to use Revere Pewter? I was all set to use that color until I read this post…now I am questioning it! :p
    Thank you!

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      Hi Audree, it’s hard to say, it would depend on how MUCH light you are getting from those windows and overall, what look you’re going for! I’d love to give you a definitive yes, but without seeing the room, I can’t do that comfortably!

  10. We just bought a house and the kitchen and family room are revere pewter! They are mostly eastern (some southern) facing rooms. Currently, the northwest entry way is SW Urban Putty and so is the southwest dining/living room. The dining/living room doesn’t get a lot of natural light, so I’m curious if you think continuing the revere pewter into the dining/living room is a good option or if I should go with something lighter like BM Classic Grey or BM Light Pewter?

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  11. Have you ever used Benjamin Moore “THUNDER”.
    I was so torn between Thunder, GRay Owl and revere pewter.
    But as its my kitchen, dining and living room, all one open space. With Yew flooring and Light Maple Cabinets revere pewter seems to be out from your youtube video!

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      Hi Courtney, Thunder is beautiful, but will come up quite different from the other 2. It has a bit more weight to it and is a stormier, warmer gray with a purple undertone to it 😉

  12. Kylie,
    Can you suggest a contrasting color to go with RP?
    I’m painting bottom wainscoting RP and not sure what to paint walls above. I’m thinking BM balboa mist or Collingwood.

  13. Wish I read review before having LR & DR painted in revere pewter. I had over 12 grey samples on my walls. They appeared purple, green, blue and silver but the RP didn’t look as muddy as final job. After spending almost a thousand having it painted in RP I have to live with it. I wanted a light grey but this, to my eyes, isn’t a grey at all. One good thing-it is next to kitchen and hallway which I did in HUSH, a color I knew and loved-they don’t clash.
    Will definitely look at your reviews when picking a color for bedrooms.

  14. I have used Kingsport Gray on the walls and Revere Pewter on the ceiling in my husband’s basement mancave and LOVE the results.

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  15. Hi, Kylie. Thanks so much for the great info on RP. We have a new home with an open floor plan that is completely RP. I would like to paint the north-facing dining room a different color to add a little interest. I was thinking BM Palladian Blue or SW Sea Salt. Do you think one would work better than the other?

  16. Would you go agreeable or anew for cherry cabinets with an expresso stain. I’ll have stainless steel appliances and I’m trying to do a light to medium matte brown floor.

  17. This whole post is awesome, and this reply is amazing. Thanks for sharing your colour tortured soul’s insights and advice 🙂

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  18. I have Revere Pewter in a hallway, bath and bedroom. It has a glint of blue in only one room and only at certain times of the day. Believe!!

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  20. Thank you for your guidance on Revere Pewter. Is this too muddy for a teen boys bedroom that is south facing? Looking for a light/medium gray that is very calming ( he has lots of anxiety). My whole house is Collingwood (and love it) but looking for something darker.

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      Well, PERSONALLY – as someone who has an anxiety disorder :), I find Revere Pewter to be a very calming gray, ESPECIALLY in south-facing light – I wouldn’t find it as gentle in northern light :).

  21. Could you share the color you used on the walls in the client’s home with Revere Pewter doors and White Dove trim? I thought you said somewhere it was 75% Revere Pewter? Thanks!

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