THE COLOR CHAOS STOPS HERE!
Seriously, you can stop Googling “Revere Pewter” now.
In your Googling I’m sure you’ve come across all kinds of blogs talking about Revere Pewter
The opinions you’ve found are ALL OVER THE PLACE and you are royally confused about just what you’re supposed to think about Revere Pewter.
Does it have a “green undertone”?
Is it blue? Or purple?
Or are the bloggers and homeowners who INSIST that Revere Pewter is just a “warm gray” with “no undertones” correct?
Here’s the scientific low-down on Revere Pewter.
It’s highly inconstant.
And this is one of the reasons the information you’re finding out there in blogosphere and on the forums is so frenetic and inconsistent.
Inconstant just means that a color can dramatically shift in appearance from light source to light source.
Revere Pewter has a hue family notation of 2.87 Y. The Y means Yellow Hue Family. Which tells us that in a quality of light that has a nice, balanced mix of all the visible wavelengths, Revere Pewter will look like a near neutral, warm gray-ish color.
If the inherent light source spikes in certain areas, like blue or green, then Revere Pewter can appear blue-ish or green-ish.
All of that means that it’s really important to test this color in your space.
If you’re working with a color consultant or a designer, he/she can order a large chip from Benjamin Moore and have it sent to your house.
If you’re DIYing your color design, I recommend SwatchRight Paint-Peel-and-Stick color sample decals for testing colors.
SwatchRights are unique because they are circle-shaped.
You have an eyeball, not an eye square.
And repositionable SwatchRights have been engineered to help you zero in on color.
Revere Pewter HC-172 Hue Family
Here’s Revere Pewter HC-172 by Benjamin Moore in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 3 Y (Yellow), on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Light Revere Pewter HC-172 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 7.77 rounded to 7.75 and Chroma of 0.98 rounded to 1.00.