Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172 – Still a Favorite Wall Paint Color?

Looking for a gorgeous pewter color?

Let’s chat about Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore in our old sitting room
Revere Pewter in our sitting room with actual paint colors from our former home. The trim here is painted White Dove. The painted ceiling color with soft blue undertones is Morning Sky Blue.

This is a warm gray paint color with some green undertones.


I’m SO glad you guys are finding these posts on interior wall paint colors helpful.

I got a lot of great feedback on my recent post on Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace.

So, today I thought I’d feature another great option for your home – Benjamin Moore Pewter.

Even though many people are moving away from gray paint color lately (in favor of warmer beiges), Revere Pewter is a true beige/gray blend – a greige paint color.

Pewter is such a good choice for your interior walls as it will have staying power for years to come.

If you’re in the market for a pale gray color with warm undertones, this could be the one!

Light Reflectance Value

Revere Pewter has an LRV of 55.51. 

Light Reflectance Value or LRV, is simply just a measurement commonly used by interior designers to measure the amount of light reflected by a color. 

LRVs range from 0-100, with 100 being pure white and 0 being absolute black.

This technical data comes in helpful when trying to decide how neutral a shade is, and as you can see, this light gray paint (by falling in the middle) is quite neutral.

Revere Pewter In Natural Light Vs. Artificial Light

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter wall paint on wall in home

I found these old photos on my phone which feature Revere Pewter on the walls in our former home.

While the vignette here makes me cringe – these two photos are a great example of how different a color can appear in natural light and in artificial light.

I can’t stress enough how much light (or lack of it) can alter the look of any color.

Revere Pewter in artificial light

Revere Pewter: A Great Choice For Any Room In Your House

As you can see, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter gave our small sitting area a fresh look. 

As for the trim details here – we used Benjamin Moore White Dove.

I would happily use this color again.

Design professionals all agree this is a great color!

This paint works equally well in a master bedroom, family room, dining room , powder room, living room – anywhere really, regardless of the style of home you have.

For high-humidity environments, like bathrooms, just make sure to use the mildew resistance formula which is found in the Aura paint line.

The Benjamin Moore Aura bath line of paints is a great product.

I’ve also seen this work beautifully in an open floor plan

Revere Pewter HC-172 is part of Benjamin Moore’s Historical Color Collection

If it seems like many of the colors I talk about are Historical Colors from the time-honored tradition of Benjamin Moore paint, you’re right!

Just like Putnam Ivory, these are all tried and true paint colors which have stood the test of time.

What paint finish works best?

The most popular finish and the one I recommend for your walls is an eggshell finish.

But there is no true right or wrong answer here.

The sheen of your choice will depend on your precise paint needs. 

Keep in mind, the slight sheen of eggshell is excellent hiding any less-than-perfect surfaces, and will yield beautiful results.

This color and paint finish combo is great for both low-traffic areas and high-traffic areas. 

Eggshell also provides an easy-to-clean surface. 

So, for all the reasons above I think it’s better to go with an eggshell finish than a flat coating.

What are some similar colors?

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray and Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore both come to mind.

What colors work best with Revere Pewter – The Best Pewter Color Palettes

If you’re wondering what color works best with this versatile greige (grayish beige) paint color, my personal favorite is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove.

This is the color we have on the trim in the photos above, I love the cozy feel it gives a room.

Because this warm gray works as a neutral tone, you can really pair it with almost any color.

Because this color works as a neutral tone, you can really pair it with almost any color.

A few additional favorites include:

Benjamin Moore’s Simply White

Most black paint colors, especially the black trim colors mentioned here.

Swiss Coffee also looks great.

Ultimately you need to love the paint colors you choose for your walls.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

Because, as you can see from my photos above – even the surrounding light source from one room to another can differ.

This change in light will dramatically alter the look of any paint color.

Live with a few samples of different colors for a few days before making your final decision.

Always be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!

My favorite way to test out a paint color is to get these large self sticking paint samples.

Doesn’t this sound so clever?

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first.


Hopefully, you found this post helpful.

If you do end up using Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in your home, let me know!

Even better, send me a photo – I’d love to see it.

If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.

As always, I’ll be more than happy to answer them.

Additional Paint Color Inspiration:

If you’re looking for even more paint color inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-

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  1. Hello, I Love Revere Pewter. I have it in my clothing boutique Crabapple Cottage in Bragg Creek. My living room walls are Turret by BM & trim & crown moldings are a creamy white. Do you think Revere Pewter would work as a paint colour on my ceiling? Thank You 😊

    Published on 8.17.22 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      I think this might be too dark for a ceiling color on it’s own. Maybe try cutting in half, halfing it with 50% white.

      Published on 8.22.22 · Reply