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Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter – A Timeless Color


If you’re looking for a soothing neutral paint color that works with almost any other color, then look no further than Revere Pewter. It’s the most searched color on the Benjamin Moore website and their best selling wall color for the past decade, and for good reason. Let’s take a good look at it in several rooms.

benjamin moore revere pewter

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benjamin moore revere pewter shown in real rooms

What color is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter?

Is it gray or beige? Well, it’s both. Revere Pewter is a light greige color with warm undertones. It’s a neutral color that works equally well on walls, ceilings, and trim from room to room. And it’s been called the “perfect whole house color” because it’s ideal for an open floor plan.

cans of paint with fabric sample and brush

Paint swatches shown above: Wythe Blue, New Providence Navy, Vermont Slate, White, Revere Pewter. Fabric available here: Blue Jacobean Floral Fabric

Is Revere Pewter outdated?

Even though it’s probably been the top selling of all paint colors for about 10 years, Revere Pewter is still popular. It’s from the Historic Collection from Benjamin Moore which includes colors that are classic, timeless and safe to use in any era. So no, it’s not outdated.

What undertone is Revere Pewter?

Revere Pewter is a balance of warm and cool undertones. Like any color, it can take on a different look depending on the lighting and other elements in a room. For example, it you look at it next to grays it will appear warm and it you have it next to warm colors it will appear more cool.

Tips for choosing your paint colors:

  1. If you don’t know where to begin, start with any items that won’t be changing like large furniture pieces, flooring, or any other permanent features in the area to be painted.
  2. Look for inspiration on pinterest, instagram, or in home magazines.
  3. Once you’ve decided on the direction you want to go, narrow your choices down to 5 or less paint colors, ideally.
  4. Keep in mind that paint colors will look more intense on your walls than they do on paint color strips with multiple shades. This means light colors will look lighter and dark colors will look darker.
  5. Look at the color you’re considering in the room that you will be painting, not outside in the bright sun.
  6. See how the paint color looks in that room during different lighting situations…on a sunny day, on a cloudy day, with and without the lights on, and at night. They look different in each of these
  7. I strongly recommend testing the color either by painting areas of the room (next to the trim) or by using a peel and stick paint samples. You can get them here: Samplize Peel and Stick Paint Samples. They’re reusable, affordable, and you don’t even have to wash out a brush.
  8. Most importantly, remember that there’s not a “perfect” color. There are likely a few good choices that will look beautiful in your room.
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Now let’s take a look at some rooms painted with Revere Pewter.

Revere Pewter in a Coastal Living Room

revere pewter in a living room

Revere Pewter is 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 décor, or create a serene vibe when paired with pale hues and other neutrals.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter with White Trim

For a classic look, use white trim and deeper shades such as Chelsea Gray as a complementary color.

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore. Far wall color is Chelsea Gray. Near wall color is Revere Pewter.

Revere Pewter Kitchen

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.

dining room with revere pewter walls

Revere Pewter Living Room

Jenny at evolution of style painted her living room walls with Revere Pewter and it looks amazing with her floor, furniture, and that gorgeous ceiling.

revere pewter living room

evolution of style

This living room painted with Revere Pewter look crisp and refreshing. The warm tomato red on the ceiling looks stunning. Would you be bold enough to paint a ceiling that color?

living room with revere pewter walls

 Image from Benjamin Moore

Revere Pewter is 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??

dining room with revere pewter walls

 Image from Benjamin Moore

Revere Pewter Bathroom

In this bathroom from @themontanamodern, the Revere Pewter wainscoting is the perfect neutral to coordinate with her gorgeous green vanity.

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

revere pewter bathroom

Traditional Bathroom by Hingham Architects & Designers 1 plus 1 design

Revere Pewter Laundry Room

The Revere Pewter walls in this laundry room from @rignellranch are fresh and clean looking, especially with the crisp white trim. Doing laundry in here might not feel like so much of a chore since it’s such a pretty space.

laundry room painted with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Entry foyer painted with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

The design elements are not overshadowed by the subtle wall color in this gorgeous foyer. The Revere Pewter walls serve as a lovely backdrop for the door, light fixture, molding, and staircase.

revere pewter entryway

 Image from Traditional Home

What colors complement Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter?

There are so many colors that you could use with Revere Pewter. You can read my entire post with photos and colors here: Revere Pewter Color Palette. Here’s a peek at my favorites:

revere pewter complimentary colors

What trim colors go with Revere Pewter?

Depending on how much contrast you want, there are several good choices for trim colors that will look good with Revere Pewter.

  • Super White – a crisp, cool white that will give a stark contrast
  • Chantilly Lace – another crisp white that’s not quite as cool as Super White
  • White Dove – a softer white that still looks sharp against Revere Pewter

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.  

Grab a peel and stick sample of it here: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter Peel and Stick Sample

Looking for more neutral paint colors to consider? Check out these posts:

For dozens of other great paint color ideas plus tips for choosing them, visit all of my favorite paint color posts HERE.

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

Thanks for dropping by!


  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. This scrapbook is created for keeping our memories alive as God allows more surprises along the way. says:

    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.)

  9. When we sold our last home two years ago I let the new owner bring a painter in to repaint the house and she used Revere Pewter. I was apprehensive, but really liked it—enough to use it to paint the new house we built. I am in the process of removing the brick red accents and heading in the direction of navy for accents. I love the way Revere Pewter takes on different hues in each room with the light.

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