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Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter stands out as the epitome of greige: a warm green-gray color with a strong beige background. It is a transition color due to its warmth and depth, making an excellent choice for open floor plans in your home.

This is a fun color to play around with because of the width and breadth of its undertones, changing around depending on light exposure. Coincidentally, Benjamin Moore HC-172 keeps the cool gray undertones present in most lighting conditions.

Revere Pewter HC-172

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All of these add up to the most popular gray paint color on the market – and a personal favorite of mine.

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What Color is Revere Pewter?

  • a warm green-gray color with beige undertones
  • a medium color with an LRV of 55.5
  • a beautiful choice for an open floor plan
  • a versatile color that works with every style from farmhouse to traditional to modern!

Revere Pewter Undertones

Revere Pewter is a chameleon paint color, which which makes it very versatile. The best attribute it has is that the shade will remain gray while being much warmer than most of the other popular grays.

However, it can have very muddy undertones, sometimes bringing out a little green as well. This can blur a “clean” look if that’s what you’re looking for, or it could be perfect for you if you’re looking for earth tones. This green will come out with lots of greenery outside the window or in the room. The green undertones may also come out when paired with a dark floor.

If you choose to use Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in a dark room or hallway, you will need to give it lots of light or else risk it being murky and lifeless. In this situation, or where there’s a room with a lot of dark, heavy furniture, Revere Pewter can look straight up beige or tan!

The other side of this color’s undertones is violet-blue. In an airy room with lots of natural light Revere Pewter will almost lose the beige background and replace it with a blue undertone. This creates a similar color to more traditional grays while still being warm.  

LRV of Revere Pewter

Light reflectance value (LRV) is the percentage of light reflected in a paint color. When it comes to LRV, the higher the number is, the more light it reflects rather than absorbs, making it more white. While a lower LRV will be a darker color. So, where does Revere Pewter fall on the scale?

Revere Pewter has a Light Reflectance Value of 55.5. 

So, it’s right in the middle of the LRV spectrum. In rooms with little to no natural light, you’ll want to pick paint colors with an LRV of 60 or higher. So, if that’s the case for you, I might choose Edgecomb Gray or Revere Pewter mixed at 75% strength instead.

What Colors go with Revere Pewter?

So many colors look good with Revere Pewter! I believe so strongly in the versatility of this shade that I wrote an entire post about pairing paint colors with HC-172. Here are some additional paint pairing ideas:

  • Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams (medium blue/green/gray color) pairs really well with Revere Pewter, being as they have nearly the same LRV. And they both have a green/gray undertone! This will give you a light and airy, even coastal vibe.
  • Hale Navy (Benjamin Moore) is another great color to pair together.
  • Kendall Charcoal (Benjamin Moore) is a dark gray with warm undertones that would make another great paint color to pair together!
  • Chelsea Gray (BM) would be good as well since they both have similar undertones!

For a lighter feel to a room, it can be balanced with lighter grays as well as whites such as Soft White, Cloud White, and Simply White.

As you can see, it’s hard to find a color that doesn’t go great with Revere Pewter – it’s truly a shade that boasts flexibility with a wide range of accents, ranging from bright red to avocado green to yellow or magenta. For a real pop of color, try Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore or Turquoise!

Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore painted kitchen cabinets
This kitchen from Painted By Kayla Lane has Revere Pewter painted cabinets.

Trim Colors to Pair Together

The best trim colors to pair with Revere Pewter are:

  • Simply White (BM) – my favorite off-white trim and cabinet color
  • White Dove (BM) – creamy beige
  • Pure White (BM) – a true bright white
  • Chantilly Lace (BM)
  • Alabaster (SW)

I would choose an off-white or warm white color for trim. As long as you stay away from a white with too much yellow, you should be fine!

Simple, large photos create a unified photo gallery wall in the living room!
I paired Revere Pewter with Simply White Board and Batten in our old home.

Revere Pewter vs. Agreeable Gray

As you’ll see in the image below, Revere Pewter is slightly darker and warmer than Agreeable Gray. Many people try to find comparable colors from other paint companies, and often times Revere Pewter is compared to Agreeable Gray (Sherwin Williams).

Revere Pewter vs. Agreeable Gray

Other comparable colors to Revere Pewter HC-172 are Edgecomb Gray and Accessible Beige.

Truly, Revere Pewter is one of the most popular greige paint colors, but you could choose any of them and be happy with your choice! Just pay attention to the undertones and choose accordingly!

After debating between several paint colors, I finally settled on using HC-172 in our last living room —and I absolutely loved it!

Our living room had those pretty taupe undertones while bringing the gray through. The natural light joined with Revere Pewter in making the room feel extra cozy and warm. In my opinion, this is a great paint color for any open space as it helps keep the room feeling cozy without overwhelming the space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore still a favorite?

While Revere Pewter has been one of the most popular paint colors for more than a decade, we’re still seeing top interior designers use this soft gray/beige color.

Where to use Revere Pewter?

This versatile color can really be used anywhere, including the trim, walls, cabinets and even floors and ceilings!

Is Revere Pewter Warm or Cool?

Revere Pewter definitely leans more on the warm side. It will only appear cool when paired with other really warm colors like chocolate brown.

How to Paint a Concrete Patio - with full chairs and rug in it after it was painted
I painted the concrete floors of our old patio Revere Pewter! It looked so much brighter outside than inside!

Painting Tips

How to Pick the Perfect Gray Paint {Revere Pewter} | TheTurquoiseHome.com
I recommend getting samples when choosing a new paint color!

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21 Comments

  1. Hi, what color is the crown moulding in your living room photo? I recently painted all my trim, mouldings, and crown in Classic Gray (Advance Satin), and ceilings with BM’s 508 ceiling paint. The contrasting tones of the bright white ceilings and crown mouldings in my home are similar to your photo. Depending on the time of day, the natural ambient light can really make the two clash, skewing the crown yellow. Would it be against “best practices” to re paint the ceilings in warmer white to better compliment the crown, or just forget about it and move on? I’m certainly no designer. Your living room is beautiful by the way.
    Thanks!

  2. Is the “Turquoise” that you mentioned in reference to the first picture actually named that and is it by BM? I’m trying to source the exact color of the door in the picture. TIA!

    1. Hi Beth,

      Sorry for the confusion! We don’t know the exact color of turquoise paint that the door is. Sorry we can’t be more help!

  3. Laura,
    We are painting our pine cupboards in our large kitchen. We a open floor plan, open to the dining room and the living room with huge windows and a sliding glass door onto the deck. Is the revere pewter going to look more grey or creamy? We want a warmer color next to the stainless steel. We have sienna beige granite counter tops. This is so difficult .
    Wanda

    1. Hi Wanda,

      It’s hard to say what Revere Pewter will look like in your kitchen. A lot of it depends on how much light the room receives. It’s always best to get a sample from the paint store and paint it in the actual room to see if what it looks like! Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Sheila!

      Unfortunately, we don’t know the paint color of the turquoise door. Sorry we can’t be more help!

  4. i have a Prairie style home that is very long and low with country ledgerock at the foundation. My windows are the Wright Cherokee Red and the trim is the Wright Monkey Madness, both PPG colors from the Falling Water Collection. Will this shade of Grey complement or conflict? there is about 1200′ of redwood cedar porch surrounding 2/3 of the house. It is an orange tona and am looking for a stain to camouflage the orange tones to brownish red. Help?!

    1. Oh man! It’s so hard to tell what paint colors would work without me seeing the space. I hope you’ve found the perfect shade of paint by now! Good luck! xo, Laura

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    1. Need help choosing color for ensuite bathroom vanity project. No natural light and walls are painted Wheeling by BM in bathroom and master bedroom. Any suggestions?
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  6. When I see the Revere Pewter painted walls in the photos above, it makes me feel like it’s the perfect color for my living room/ dining room combo. My house is prima earth-tone colors, but we just completely renovated our kitchen which is now white cabinets, gray stone floor, white with gray veined backsplash /countertops and gray walls that started out as BM Harbor Gray, but which I then had them make slightly darker. So… I’m trying to update & blend the next two rooms (LR & DR). My concern is that I have dark brown leather sofas , espresso-ish colored dining room furniture and honey oak floors, so will the Revere Pewter look muddy in that setting? I plan to paint all of our trim BW Simply White (I think) and add blues to the decor. I’d love to hear some thoughts on my plans! Thanks!!!

    1. I’m not sure that it will look muddy… don’t think it will! I have a dark espresso colored media cabinet and a dark chair in the room with the Revere Pewter and I think they look great together. I will say that Revere Pewter looks a lot different in a room depending on the lighting. I have so much natural light in my living room. But I recently painted our toilet closet (no window) with leftover Revere Pewter paint and it looks icy blue. So, paint it on a poster board first and try it in different spots around the rooms before you paint the whole thing!

  7. Thank you for the detailed information! I love the Revere Pewter and think I might use it. I’m in need of a complete re-paint of all my rooms.

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