What Is Revere Pewter? The Gorgeous Greige

Not everyone has the same knowledge of different paint colors. If you have been looking for blue paint colors, your knowledge of blue has probably broadened. That’s the way it goes when remodeling a home. 

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One unique paint color that was very popular a decade ago is Revere Pewter. The color, and metal, pewter is quite popular itself, being rich, cool, and inviting. But what do you know about Revere Pewter?

Revere Pewter is a color that a lot of people are familiar with. But if you weren’t into painting and remodeling when it was released then you may have never heard of it. Perhaps it is finally making a comeback. 

What Is Revere Pewter HC-172?

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Revere Pewter is a paint color by Benjamin-Moore that was popularized in the 2010s. It is defined by the company as, “A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade creates a unifying look that calms and restores. A great transitional color, it’s perfect for an open floor plan.”

Although pegged a gray color, Revere Pewter is truly more of a greige color. The term greige wasn’t widely used in the early 2010s when Revere Pewter was popular. But it is today when the color is still relevant.

Though no one knows for sure what will be popular next year or even next month, we can always make our guesses. Revere Pewter has a good chance of making it back in the headlines for one particular reason. 

Is Revere Pewter Greige?

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Revere Pewter is greige, indeed. Greige is a wonderful neutral color that is a mix of gray and beige. We’ve written a guide on greige that is worth checking out if you are interested in the color itself and how broad it can be. 

The reason greige is so popular is that people are tired of there only being four neutrals. Black, white, gray, and brown. Beige is also a neutral color so when you mix it with gray, you can get the infamous greige. 

The balance of the color is outstanding. It isn’t too dark, too light, too cool, or too warm. It is usually a perfect temperature. The exact balance of the gray to beige depends on what you are looking for in a color.

Is Revere Pewter More Beige Or Gray?

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Now that we’ve gone over what color Revere Pewter is and have decided that it is greige, it’s time to find out the balance of the two colors. While it seems to be fairly balanced in general, one of the two colors is favored.

While gray is strong in Revere Pewter, surprisingly enough, it seems that the beige is actually stronger. You would assume it would be the other way around considering “pewter” is more gray or silver in color.

But Revere Pewter is a special color that doesn’t just follow rules. It is a greige color that is smooth, with a neutral temperature slightly favoring the warmth of beige to the coolness of the gray tones in it.

The LRV Of Revere Pewter

LRV stands for light reflectance value. This affects the amount of light that is reflected off of the color. Black has a 0% LRV and white has 100% LRV when they are both in the purest forms known to man.

Revere Pewter has a nearly perfectly balanced LRV of 55. This means it reflects half the light it is exposed to and is very average with its LRV rating. This makes it balanced for most rooms that have a decent light exposure. 

If the lighting is quite low in the room, you may want something with a higher light value but if you have a lot of light then something with a slightly lower value may be less intense. But it all depends on how much light you prefer. 

What Colors Go Well With Revere Pewter?

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Revere Pewter is a fairly easy color to match given the balance that it brings to any room. But Benjamin-Moore pairs four neutral colors with it that all really complement Revere Pewter well and vice versa. 

Keep in mind that it is perfectly okay to match bright colors with Revere Pewter. It is simply that those colors are more about personal taste. But the differences in neutrals are harder to spot with the untrained eye. 

Fog Mist OC-31

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.
  •  LRV: 71.6

Copley Gray HC-104

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Historic Color collection. A collection of 191 time-honored hues comprises our most popular palette. Steeped in tradition, the refined, elegant colors of the Historical Collection deliver timeless color that can be used in traditional as well as contemporary spaces. Unveiled in 1976 to celebrate the US bicentennial, a collection of 191 colors inspired by America’s historic landmarks.
  • LRV: 24.51

Amherst Gray HC-167

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Historic Color collection. A collection of 191 time-honored hues comprises our most popular palette. Steeped in tradition, the refined, elegant colors of the Historical Collection deliver timeless color that can be used in traditional as well as contemporary spaces. Unveiled in 1976 to celebrate the US bicentennial, a collection of 191 colors inspired by America’s historic landmarks.
  • LRV: 17.12

Shadow Gray 2125-40

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of Color Preview. A collection of bold, saturated colors that brings spaces to life for those looking to illuminate their world with pure, extraordinary color. A great complement to Classic Colors, Color Preview offers a collection of 1,232 hues that excite and inspire with pure, deep, clear colors that create striking combinations.
  • LRV: 39.44

Revere Pewter Alternatives

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When it comes to color, you really want to get the right balance. Revere Pewter is a great color but there are a lot of other options too and they are all wonderful. Some are grayer and some are more beige. 

You will also notice an LRV rating again because the amount of light that si reflected off of the wall really makes a difference in the tone of the room. Here are other Benjamin-Moore colors you may like.

Titanium OC-49

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.
  • LRV: 70.13

Edgecomb Gray HC-173

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: A go-to gray that’s timeless with a modern edge, this earthy, organic neutral is soft and stylish, creating a setting that feels distinctly personal.
  • LRV: 63.88

Natural Cream OC-14

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.
  • LRV: 66.26

Pashmina AF-100

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Affinity Color collection. A sophisticated palette of harmonious hues designed to express your color vision with confidence. Our most recent introduction of 144 beautiful colors was designed expressly so that each color works seamlessly on its own or in combination with any other color in the Affinity palette.
  • LRV: 43.62

Balboa Mist OC-27

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.
  • LRV: 67.37

Classic Gray OC-23

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.
  • LRV: 74.78

Thunder AF-685

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  • Benjamin-Moore Description: This color is part of the Affinity Color collection. A sophisticated palette of harmonious hues designed to express your color vision with confidence. Our most recent introduction of 144 beautiful colors was designed expressly so that each color works seamlessly on its own or in combination with any other color in the Affinity palette.
  • LRV: 48.05

Is Revere Pewter Right For Me?

Now, this is probably your final question. Is Revere Pewter right for you? Chances are, it is. Because it is a versatile color with a lot to offer, Revere Pewter is generally right for everyone. But not always.

After all, there isn’t a thing in this world, especially the home interior world, that everyone loves. That’s why there are so many different design styles and different interior designers. You have to find the right fit.

If you just aren’t a fan of the color then don’t worry. One of the alternatives is probably closer to your taste. But don’t be afraid to try something new and experiment. Take the leap and you may be surprised what you find. 

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