Favorite Paint Color ~ Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Happy hues-day, friends!  Welcome to week 3 of my new series about my favorite paint colors.  In case you missed the first two, week one featured Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue and can be found here.  Week two featured the new Williamsburg Colors from Benjamin Moore and is right here.

The featured color this week is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, HC-172.  It's the most searched color on the Benjamin Moore website, and for good reason.

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Revere Pewter is a light gray with warm undertones and a neutral color that works equally well on walls, ceilings, and trim from room to room. It's been called the "perfect whole house color" and is ideal for an open floor plan.

It's dark enough that it contrasts nicely with whites and off-whites, but not so dramatic that it competes with bold colors.  It can ground and balance a room with colorful d├ęcor, or create a serene vibe when paired with pale hues and other neutrals.

Here's a beautiful example of Revere Pewter from Dear Lillie. I looks beautiful with the hardwood floors and the pops of black and dark gray.

 Image from Benjamin Moore

It plays well with other colors of all ranges, including the warm tomato red on the large star as well as the charcoal gray on the sign above.

Spiced Life - Home Office 1 - Version 1<br />walls: revere pewter (HC-172), ceiling: persimmon (2088-40), trim: refined (AF-75)<br />Image 1/8
 Image from Benjamin Moore

It's the perfect backdrop for the strong colors in this open room.  And don't you love the chalkboard-painted re-purposed shutters on the wall behind the desk??

In this classic bathroom it provides a clean and calm atmosphere.  You could use any color towels or accessories in this room.

 Image from Traditional Home

The design elements are not overshadowed by the subtle wall color in this gorgeous foyer.  Instead of noticing the paint, it's serves as a lovely backdrop for the door, light fixture, molding, and staircase.

Image from Traditional Home

In this classic bedroom, once again Revere Pewter is the perfect backdrop for the accent colors of periwinkle and gold.  Almost any color looks nice against it.

As with any paint color, you should try a sample on the wall, or at the very least get an actual swatch of it before painting with it.  Computer monitors all vary in color and simply don't provide a completely accurate version of the true color.  

I can't tell you how many times we've had customers come into the shop to see a swatch of a color and be very surprised when they see what it really looks like!  Paint swatches are free, and test samples range from $3.99 for a 2 oz jar to $8.99 for a pint.  It's definitely worth the investment.

Have you used Revere Pewter before?  If so, what did you think of it?  

If you have a favorite color, I'd love to hear about it and possibly feature it in one of my upcoming posts.

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  1. You picked another favorite of mine! I love Revere Pewter and loved seeing it in some of your inspiration rooms. I am planning to paint our family room that color in a few weeks. It was fun to see it work well with some of the red shades. Thanks for sharing Angie!

    1. I love it too, Holly! I can't wait to see how yours turns out. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. I have it in my whole house. It is very neutral and goes great with white trim and black accents. It is serene and calming.

  3. LOVE THIS COLOR! Actually, painting my living room RP this weekend. I researched for hours the perfect gray. Think this is is. Also chose Ben Moore Georgetown Pink Beige to complement, for adjoining kitchen & hallway.

  4. I bought a sample of this & I am not seeing gray in it at all. To me it looks more like the shimmer color of pearls.

  5. I have Revere Pewter in my laundry room. I love it, it is VERY warm and leans towards the brown side in there. I spent tons of money fussing over the gray I wanted in my master bathroom (after I finish remodeling it) and finally I decided that I would see how it looked in there and VOILA! It appears the exact shade of gray I was looking for in the lighting in there. LOL isn't it funny how the same color can look totally different in different rooms?

    Also, you asked, some of MY favorite colors are: OBVIOUSLY BM Revere Pewter, the next lightest color on the card BM Edgecomb Gray, BM Hazy Skies, BM Thunder, BM Pashmina, BM Brushed Nickel, BM Wythe Blue, BM Tranquility, BM Gray Owl, BM Ashley Gray, BM Rockport Gray, BM Stonington Gray, BM Swiss Coffee (for trim), SW Comfort Gray, SW Sedate Gray, SW Urban Bronze (for doors and stairs and banners), SW Mindful Gray, SW Requisite Gray, SW Techno Gray, SW Light French Gray. I also love Behr Silver Drop, Behr Dolphin Fin and Glidden has a color called Icy Teal I think that is fabulous in my son's room with orange =) I'm sure there's more that I love that I am not thinking of! LOL

  6. I'm seriously considering Revere Pewter for my open floor plan, but I'm stumped if it would clash with my dining room choice, which is a strong blue.

  7. Angie, thanks so much! I have been searching high and low for the perfect warm grey...not too dark but not too light. Little did I know that opening this email would be an unexpected lovely gift! Thank you for serving others but sharing your time and talent.

  8. I stressed and stressed about the perfect color for my mid-century modern home (open plan - living room, dining room, kitchen.) Finally settled on Revere Pewter. A year later - still loving it. Thinking of painting my bedroom and office the same color (tho also looking at colors that would coordinate well with RP). Cannot tell you the number of friends who have seen my house, fallen in love with the color, and painted their rooms the same shade. . and love it. It really is the perfect neutral. (In my living room, it almost looks like a very light olive/grey green.)


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