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Is revere pewter more of a grey of kacki color?
November 20, 2012 in Photo Questions
We just bought a house with a grey/red granite in the kitchen and I wanted to use this color throughout the house on the running walls and in the family room and dining/living room since it is a pretty open floor plan. By looking at the BM swatch it looks very kacki but here is looks very grey. Please let me know what your thoughts. This room is absolutely stunning!!
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Michael Abrams Limited
Like all colors it changes depending what surrounds it and the lighting in the room. I think it is a very neutral gray. I would suggest trying a few samples on different walls before making the commitment. Best of luck!
2 Likes   November 20, 2012 at 5:50PM
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I am not a designer, but after the past week I fancy myself an expert on grays. I wish someone had told me this to begin with, so here it is for you: there is no "true gray" and picking a color from a photo online will not work, sorry. Take it from someone who tried and tried and tried again (maybe I'm slow)...
With gray you have undertones: purple, blue or green. There are also "greiges" - gray/beige hybrids. Don't forget to include these in your sample testing as well as off-white colors with gray tints. You MUST get a sample of one shade of each and paint them directly on the walls you want to paint in different areas. Wait a day so you can view the samples morning, midday and evening in natural and artificial light. The changing light is so important, as well as the trim, flooring, furniture, neighboring wall colors, etc.
Here is a good example. Look at the color card with Benjamin Moore's London Fog (1541). Brown, right? In my home it read true gray and I absolutely love it. Will it read the same in your home? Probably not! Trial and error are necessary, but the payoff will be great once you get it right! Good luck.
10 Likes   November 21, 2012 at 7:39AM
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Thank you both very much! I am definetly going to try this color out on a few walls first to see how the color matches up with the granite.
0 Likes   November 26, 2012 at 3:13PM
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Revere Pewter is a warm gray that will not go blue on you. I have it in my home and love it. It is calm and comfortable. Stay creamy white on the trim to not get too much contrast.
4 Likes   December 9, 2012 at 10:35PM
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Sandra Alger, CID, Fresh Ideas by Sandy
Revere Pewter is a very neutral Gray, pair it with Super White Trim and it gives a very contemporary look... No Blue at all.
5 Likes   December 11, 2012 at 5:45PM
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