Revere Pewter HC-172

The holy grail of grays! I give you: Revere Pewter.

Revere Pewter.

Revere Pewter.

Below, designer Matthew Leverone used Revere Pewter in two rooms in the 2009 San Francisco Decorators’ Showcase. First, in this gorgeous living room:

Revere Pewter.

Design by Leverone Design, Inc. Photo credit: David Duncan Livingston.

And in the dining room:

Design by Leverone Design, Inc. Photo credit: David Duncan Livingston.

Above, walls are painted Revere Pewter in an oil-based satin (227 Iron Clad Satin) and the ceiling is painted Benjamin Moore’s Deep in Thought AF-30 in a flat finish (522 Aura Matte). The 1960s chairs are from Habité. The rug is by Tai Ping.

Here’s Revere Pewter in a Brooklyn living room:

Credit: Trevor Tondro, The New York Times.

One of the homeowners, an artist, made the plaster mirror, which is sold at Gerald Bland in New York. The Jieldé sconces are from a Paris flea market; the bust is from the Brimfield antiques show.

Below, Revere Pewter on the ceiling:

Credit: Nathan Kirkman, Metropolitan Home, March 2009.

Chicago interior designer Kara Mann furnished the bedroom of this Victorian mansion, above, with a Varenne Collection Opera armchair and an Ixelles Collection wing chair, both from Casamidy. The faux bois wallpaper is from Nobilis. The bed linens are from Muse, the ‘Simple’ bench is from BDDW, and the lamps and Ixelles tables are from Casamidy. The side table is Cobra by R & Y Augousti, through Barneys. The drapes are Renaissance from Opuzen.

Architect Birch Coffey calls Revere Pewter a “seagull gray,” perfect for a hallway:

“A hallway should be the reverse of what’s happening around it. If the rooms are white, then the hall can take on a more dramatic color. But if it has no architectural features, the dramatic approach can look a little imposed. This seagull gray doesn’t scream for attention, yet it has presence. Light, yet deep enough to look sharp with a contrasting trim.”

Revere Pewter.

Credit: AM Dolce Vita.

And lastly, in a bedroom:

Traditional gray bedroom: Benjamin Moore 'Revere Pewter'

Credit: Jonny Valiant, House Beautiful.

About Revere Pewter:

Collection: Historical Colors.
Similar to: Seattle Mist, Brushed Aluminum, London Fog, Apparition.

Colors similar to Revere Pewter.

Colors similar to Revere Pewter.

Other shades on the paint strip: Distant Gray, Light Pewter, Sag Harbor Gray, Victorian Garden, Majestic Sage, Greenbrook.

Other shades on the Revere Pewter colorstrip.

Other shades on the Revere Pewter paint strip.

Suggested complements: Mink, Raccoon Hollow, Winding Vines, Silver Gray.

Left to right: Mink, Raccoon Hollow, Revere Pewter, Winding Vines, Silver Gray.

Left to right: Mink, Raccoon Hollow, Revere Pewter, Winding Vines, Silver Gray.

Parting shot — if Revere Pewter were a handbag:

Prada Daino Snap-Top Tote.

Prada Daino Snap-Top Tote.

Bold Blue 2064-10 and Denim Wash 838 with orange and emerald

Burberry Prorsum cape, clutch and wedges. Via Jenny Palmer.

Burberry Prorsum cape, clutch and wedges. Via Jenny Palmer.

I always feel vaguely inspired/totally defeated when I scroll through the endless “street style” photos of rail-thin women on Pinterest, but today this color combo, above, caught my flinty eye. Navy, acid-wash blue, sueded orange, and a touch of emerald snakeskin — here’s how I see it going down:

Colors (clockwise from top): Bold Blue, Antelope Canyon, Irish Clover, Denim Wash, all by Benjamin Moore.


Colors above, clockwise from top: Benjamin Moore Bold Blue, Benjamin Moore Antelope Canyon, Benjamin Moore Irish Clover, and Benjamin Moore Denim Wash.

Navy and orange are always pretty sweet.

Via Traci Connell Interiors

Via Traci Connell Interiors.

And the real Antelope Canyon, in Arizona, is gorgeous.

Credit: Gary Yost.

Credit: Gary Yost.

(The photographer who took this photo sees a flame. I see a vagina.)

Fashion-Inspired Paint Palette: Hot Lips and Scandinavian Blue

The inspiration, from Emilio Pucci:


Which made me think:

Hot Lips by Benjamin Moore.

Hot Lips by Benjamin Moore.

Scandinavian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

Scandinavian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

Parting shot: the Chicago restaurant Province, where an accent wall is painted Benjamin Moore’s Hot Lips:

Credit: Dan Goldberg, Metropolitan Home, May 2009.

Rockport Gray HC-105

A (fabulous) kids’ bedroom painted Rockport Gray and designed by Helen Marie Rutter and Yvonne McFadden for the 2010 Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse.

Credit: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

Carpet and Runner are from Eve, Inc. Gwenwood wall lamps designed by Darryl Carter for the Urban Electric Company. Table and stool by Holland & Company. Coverlets and accessories from Scout for the Home. Window shade fabric by Knoll Textiles. Sheets from Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings. Art from Lumière Gallery.

Credit: William Abranowicz, House Beautiful, Sept. 2011.

Above, designer Betsy Brown paired bright white accents with Rockport Gray walls in an Alabama home. Italian Hotel Satin Stitch bedding from Restoration Hardware. Headboard covered in Flair in Nacre by Dedar. Brindle Mor ikat pillow by Madeline Weinrib. Cashmere crochet blanket from Suite Dreams. Curtain fabric from Holly Hunt. Antique Oushak rug from Paige Albright Orientals. Carpet is Pergola in Pearl by Design Materials.


Above, an Oregon kitchen painted Rockport Gray with White Dove cabinets. Countertop around sink is black granite. White subway tile backsplash. Island countertop is maple butcher block made by Dovetail Custom Woodworks.

About Rockport Gray

Collection: Historical Colors.
Similar to: River Reflections, Sandy Hook Gray, Herbal Escape, Indian River.
Suggested complements: Stormy Sky, Vale Mist, Mink, Alaskan Husky.

Left to right: Stormy Sky, Vale Mist, Rockport Gray, Mink, Alaskan Husky.

Iron Mountain 2134-30

Ideas for small spaces: Custom bookshelves + dark walls: 'Iron Mountain' by Benjamin Moore

Credit: Peter Murdock, Metropolitan Home, March 2008.

Architect Jeffery Povero maximized space in his 860-square-foot New York apartment with architectural custom shelving in the bedroom, which provides neatly efficient storage. He also used opposing paint colors to make the space seem larger: Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain (on walls) and white (in recesses) help the dark color dematerialize at the edges. Signoria bedspread from ABC Carpet and Home (no longer available; for a similar look, try Crate & Barrel’s Avery bedspread or this coverlet from Garnet Hill).

Credit: Peter Murdock, Metropolitan Home, March 2008.

Credit: Peter Murdock, Metropolitan Home, March 2008.

About Iron Mountain

Collection: Color Preview.
Similar to: Gray, Silhouette, Dragon’s Breath, Ashwood Moss.
Suggested complements: Spring Valley, Vanilla Ice Cream, Fairway Oaks, Creme Brulee.

Left to right: Benjamin Moore Spring Valley, Vanilla Ice Cream, Iron Mountain, Fairway Oaks, Creme Brulee.

Parting shot — an 18th-century Pennsylvania farmhouse designed by Robert Goodwin:

High contrast in the foyer: 'Iron Mountain' by Benjamin Moore

Credit: Gridley + Graves, House Beautiful, Oct. 2007.

Pittsfield Buff HC-24

French + feminine in New Orleans bedroom: Benjamin Moore 'Pittsfield Buff'

Credit: Kerri McCaffety, House Beautiful, Jan. 2008.

Collection: Historical Colors.
Suggested complements: Sorrel Brown, Classic Brown, Navajo White, November Rain.
Similar to: Powell Buff, Straw Hat, Dunmore Cream, Monroe Bisque.

Moonlight White OC-125 and 2143-60

White bedroom + four poster bed: 'Moonlight White' by Benjamin Moore

Credit: Eric Piasecki, House Beautiful, March 2008.

A cool off-white.

Collection: Off White and Color Preview.
Suggested complements: Westcott Navy, Feather Gray, Silver Spring, Gray Horse.
Similar to: Icicle, Cloud White, Paper Mache, Swiss Coffee.


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