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Agreeable Gray or Revere Pewter?

April 15, 2017

Never in a million years would I have thought there would be gray in my home.  The color looks ghastly on me, therefore why would I ever choose to be walking around in it?  I decided to give the new neutral trend a whirl and absolutely love it!  I don't know . . . maybe I do look pale now.  I haven't asked.  

When Mr B put his hat into the decorating ring, we chose the perfect warm gray to blend with our tile because of its subtle green undertones.  I don't remember what the color was!  It was color matched for a less expensive paint (don't do).  We now label our paint sticks with a sample of the paint, its name and brand (must do).

Our two-story living room was painted this unknown color and we loved it.  Until, we did a remodel and took out the old tile.  The new flooring looked okay during the day, but the lighting at night brought out too much of the green undertones in the kitchen. 

You won't be looking long to find there are more than 50 shades of gray!  I've gone through a few.  It is so confusing and overwhelming when you look on Pinterest.  I simplified it down to Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.  My sister's home in Agreeable Gray is stunning with her dark wood floors and white cabinets.  My daughter's main living areas are all Revere Pewter and it's simply beautiful. 

I painted some swatches on the old gray and would ask family, "Which one?" . . . "I don't see a difference."  I could though.  After much deliberation, I bought some Agreeable Gray and started in the guest bathroom, only to find out it wasn't so agreeable after all!  Sad.  I waited and did some more thinking.  I painted the bathroom, again, this time with Revere Pewter and then the kitchen.  Oh, happy day!  It's perfect in the day and night.

Can you see the difference between the two colors below?

SW Agreeable Gray
BM Revere Pewter

In simplistic terms:
  • Agreeable Gray is still warm but a lighter shade than this appears.  I needed at least a mid-tone.
  • Revere Pewter has a slight yellow-green undertone, but not as strong as our "unknown" color.
  • Both are beautiful.  Check out your lighting throughout the day.
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