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Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter SW 2848: Paint Color Review

Posted on September 15, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

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 color with a LITTLE MORE meat on its bones! Which is why we’re taking a closer look at it today in its FIRST EVER color review.

Review, Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter, dark gray paint color for exterior, feature wall, painted cabinets. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online diy advice blogger

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color 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 color is Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter? 

Roycroft Pewter is DEFINITELY a dark gray (charcoal) paint color, but unlike some other slightly more NEUTRAL grays, it has a pretty good dose of color in it, which we’ll be getting into shortly.

Review of Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter, dark gray paint colour. Fireplace with shiplap stone, round chandelier in living room. Kylie M Interiors Edesign (3)

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!

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?

What’s the LRV of Roycroft Pewter?

Roycroft Pewter has an LRV of 12.83, making it a dark paint color- on the lighter side of dark though, meaning it’s less likely to look blackish if you have a dark room.

Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter paint color review, dark gray. Fireplace with shiplap stone, round chandelier in living room. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

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 color 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).

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Sherwin Williams Cityscape / Roycroft Pewter / Earl Gray

What’s the best way to sample paint colors like Roycroft Pewter?

Like with every paint color, 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 color for my trim?

When it comes to partnering Roycroft Pewter with a white paint color, I’d suggest…

Read more: The 4 Best White Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams

Is Roycroft Pewter a good exterior paint color? 

Roycroft Pewter is quite similar to the popular Hardie-board color, 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!

Exterior beige BEFORE edesign

Review of Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter, dark gray paint color on exterior, similar Hardie Iron Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign (1)

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Exterior siding, similiar to Hardie Iron Gray. Review of Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter, black garage doors, white trim. Stone. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, virtual advice

Exterior siding with stone, white trim, similar to Hardie Iron Gray. Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter, black front door. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, virtual DIY advice

Read more: Does Exposure REALLY MATTER When Picking Exterior Paint Colors?

What Benjamin Moore paint colors are the same as or similar to Roycroft Pewter?

Color matching is hard. Let me rephrase that – color matching is IMPOSSIBLE. Every color 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…

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter colour review, dark gray Exetrior with White Dove trim, beige windows. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

What type of paint projects are Roycroft Pewter best suited for?

And while you can DEFINITELY paint a whole room with it, be prepared for a rich, moody look!

Read more…

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  1. I’ve been taking your advice for quite some time, thank you for all your great info!
    In the exterior pictures of Roycroft Pewter in this post, what is the trim color paired with it? The 3 whites listed to pair with Roycroft Pewter if painting your walls…does that apply to exterior as well? We are doing Roycroft Pewter on exterior and I was planning on Pure White. Thank you Kylie!

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      Hi Tana, I used BM Midnight Oil and I THINK I had it lightened by 25%, but it could have been 10%. It was a few years ago now :).

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