Greige is one of the most underused words, but it’s certainly a popular color in exterior home design. Merriam-Webster dictionary notes that people have been using greige to describe an ambiguous color that’s the perfect blend of gray and beige since 1835. So when our design team is looking for a classic color that plays well with warm and cool tones, we often suggest Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Just like any color, this versatile paint possesses some pros and cons. We’ll fill you in on those in this honest review of Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
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Is it a Warm or Cool Color? The Lighting Will Decide.
Benjamin Moore describes Revere Pewter as “a soft, welcoming greige paint,” and notes that it “works either as a warm or a cool hue depending on lighting conditions.” We have to say that we 100% agree with them on this one.
When you’re using this greige outside, you obviously don’t have control over the lighting situation; therefore, this color will appear warmer on a sunny morning than a cloudy afternoon. If you’re wanting a shade that ebbs and flows between cool and warm, Revere Pewter is a good bet.
Revere Pewter is one of those colors that at times appears light but also has some depth making it appear darker. With an LRV of 55 it’s not going to reflect or absorb as much light picking up colors around it.
Revere Pewter Looks Great on Brick and Siding
Revere Pewter has been one of the most popular gray paint colors for several years. Moving from interior spaces to home exteriors, is an excellent choice for brick and siding. In our experience, though the color tends to lighten or darken depending on the natural light, it always appears earthy with a very slight green undertone. It provides a beautiful backdrop for wood accents and green plantings.
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How Does Revere Pewter Compare to Other Greiges and Off-Whites?
Seapearl by Benjamin Moore: An off-white alternative.
If you prefer the soft look of greige but want a higher LRV, Seapearl by Benjamin Moore is a great option. This off-white possesses a slight gray undertone and seems to work in different environments. With a higher LRV of 77.9 Seapearl will reflect and absorb light around it. However, offsetting with the correct accent colors and design elements Seapearl will show as a light neutral.
Alabaster by Sherwin Williams:
Alabaster was named the 2016 color of the year; however, is still loved by designers for home interiors and exteriors. It’s LRV is higher at 82, so it isn’t a stark white but a soft white with more of a beige undertone. For the monochromatic look, Alabaster works well for house and trim color. Natural stone and wood will bring out the warmth and soft vibe. If you’re looking for a whiter white, those farmhouse whites, we suggest testing Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams: An Alternative to Benjamin Moore
Accessible Beige is a warm and versatile paint color that has become one of our favorites. Similar to Revere Pewter, in some light, you may see a very, very faint hint of green or gray. With an LRV of 58, Accessible Beige is considered a light color without being washed out. We find Accessible Beige to look beautiful with Urbane Bronze or a warm black accent color.
Applications for Revere Pewter
Revere Pewter is such a classic color, so it looks great on traditional colonials and ranch-style homes alike. We love playing up the warm tones in it with rich metals, and we often suggest Copper Penny Aluminum or Dark Bronze gutters from guttersupply to our clients.
Revere Pewter will do its job best when paired with warmer accent and/or trim colors. We are loving Onyx by Benjamin Moore- a rich black with a subtle brown undertone. Another excellent choice to pair with Revere Pewter is Urbane Bronze. We also suggest a dark-stained walnut door or columns.
The Bottom Line on Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
If you’re on the fence between a warm or cool color or a gray or beige, Revere Pewter offers the best of both worlds. It won’t be confused for white, since it has a slightly lower LRV. This welcoming neutral adds a grounding, earthy feel to any home.
However, if you want a beige that’s clearly cool or unmistakably warm, Revere Pewter is not for you. Consider going with an off-white that looks more consistent throughout the day, like Swiss Coffee or White Dove, both by Benjamin Moore.
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