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Favorite Paint Color ~ Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Welcome to my new series about my favorite paint colors where Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is the featured color. Revere Pewter is 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.

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.

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

dining room with revere pewter walls

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.

living room with revere pewter walls

 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.

dining room with revere pewter walls

 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??

revere pewter bathroom

Traditional Bathroom by Hingham Architects & Designers 1 plus 1 design

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

revere pewter entryway

 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.

revere pewter living room

evolution of style

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.

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

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

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

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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