Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
Whether you’re painting your exterior, kitchen cabinets or even a feature wall, Roycroft Pewter is a POPULAR choice for those wanting a colour with a LITTLE MORE meat on its bones! Which is why we’re taking a closer look at it today in its FIRST EVER colour review.
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the range of pics I need, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colour is Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter?
Roycroft Pewter is DEFINITELY a dark gray (charcoal) paint colour, but unlike some other slightly more NEUTRAL grays, it has a pretty good dose of colour in it, which we’ll be getting into shortly.
If you have north-facing light, you may find Roycroft looking a touch heavier and even cooler looking. However, with south-facing or western sun, it lifts up quite nicely and you just might notice its UNIQUE blend of undertones a little more!
What’s the LRV of Roycroft Pewter?
Roycroft Pewter has an LRV of 12.83, making it a dark paint colour- on the lighter side of dark though, meaning it’s less likely to look blackish if you have a dark room.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Roycroft Pewter? Will it look blue, green or purple?
Well, if you’re been drinkin’ the Ginger flavoured Koolaid for a while (wink wink), you’ll know that EVERY gray paint colour has undertones – and Roycroft has MORE than most. And while Roycroft is called a ‘green’, I’ve found that it swings WILDLY between a blue undertone (slightly blue-green) to a stronger blue-green blend (meaning one doesn’t overpower the other).
Sherwin Williams Cityscape / Roycroft Pewter / Earl Gray
What’s the best way to sample paint colours like Roycroft Pewter?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Roycroft Pewter, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
When it comes to partnering Roycroft Pewter with a white paint colour, I’d suggest…
Is Roycroft Pewter a good exterior paint colour?
Roycroft Pewter is quite similar to the popular Hardie-board colour, Iron Gray. And while it can look richer and darker in low light, if Roycroft gets a hit of sun, it can look CONSIDERABLY lighter!
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
What Benjamin Moore paint colours are the same as or similar to Roycroft Pewter?
Colour matching is hard. Let me rephrase that – colour matching is IMPOSSIBLE. Every colour has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
- Benjamin Moore Gunmetal
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint projects are Roycroft Pewter best suited for?
- Exterior siding
- Kitchen cabinets or islands
- Bathroom vanities
- Feature or accent walls
And while you can DEFINITELY paint a whole room with it, be prepared for a rich, moody look!
Not sure if Roycroft Pewter is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS GRIZZLE GRAY
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CLASSIC FRENCH GRAY
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!