All About Revere Pewter

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Revere Pewter is a colour that needs a post all to itself. I'm sure you've heard of it as it's by far Benjamin Moore's most popular and searched for colour (for good reason) and it's here to stay. But what is it exactly about this colour that we're all so crazy for? Here's a few of my own thoughts:

It's extremely versatile making it a great whole-home solution. The way I would describe Revere Pewter first and foremost: the chameleon colour. In some lighting it is a perfect true gray. In others it pulls an olive tone, and occasionally a blue tone. This is something that can intimidate potential home-painters but I like to look at it as something to love about the colour. In every room, it may just appear slightly different.

It's a transition colour. If you're looking to say goodbye to your golden beige walls or chocolate brown tones in your home, Revere Pewter is a great stepping stone towards a more updated gray palette for your space. It's a 'greige' AKA gray that has a LOT of beige to it. Because of this warm combo, it's a gray-tone that can coordinate well with your existing warm earth toned home.

It's unique. As I explained before, Revere Pewter has a different experience from room-to-room and this is something I love about it. It's also unique because it's a very muddy gray and I say that in the best way! So many grays come off as cool, or bluey, or even bland. But Revere Pewter is warm, cozy, and smokey.

It's neutral. Because of the versatility in this colour I find it almost always works. It just does. Okay there have been a few instances that I can count on one hand where maybe that wasn't true - but for the most part, this neutral mid-tone greige has never let me down and makes a great back drop to any space.

Have you used HC-172 Revere Pewter in your own space? Let me know in the comments!

- Elise | Professional Colour Consultant | E. Mackay Interiors