Best Trim Color For Revere Pewter

January 7, 2014



I received another email the other day inquiring which white trim color works best with Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter:



Since Revere Pewter is such a popular color, I thought maybe a few of you would also like to know which trim color I have found works best.

With Revere Pewter, depending on the light, you may sometimes see more gray:

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And sometimes more of the warm beige of the color (why Revere Pewter is considered a greige color):



So which is my favorite trim color to use with Revere Pewter? My answer is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove OC-17. With its warm undertones, it works beautifully with Revere Pewter in all types of  lighting.  And although White Dove would not be the best trim color choice with all wall colors, I’d say in this case it is the perfect trim match!



If you need help selecting the best paint color choices for your home, contact me today.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing the name of paint colors on your blog. So many bloggers do not any more. I love Revere Pewter and it is in most all of my home. The color of it is so neutral and clean. I am going to paint my trim soon and will be using your recommendation.
    Have a great day!

  2. Hi, I am building a house in New Orleans. I will have distressed dark wood flooring, black interior doors and revere pewter walls. I am stressing out on the trim and ceiling. I know you said white dove ? Is that similar to antique white Sherwin Willams paint. I want both colors to stand out on their own and definite distinct color. All my houses have been Kilim Beige SW and antique white SWtrim, I want to try another paint color. Someone mentioned distress Gray BM ( looks so light) another Vanilla Milkshake BM . I just can’t seem to make a decision. please help thanks Susan King

  3. Hi Kelly,
    What colors or types of colors does BM White Dove not go well with? I love to use White Dove for my trim and want to make sure I don’t pick the wrong undertones for the walls. thanks!

      • Hi Dave,
        Revere Pewter is a nice color, but it would not be a choice I would select with stained trim. I think with stained trim, medium to darker wall colors look really great together. Hope this helps!

  4. Maryanne, in my opinion White Dove is not the ideal trim color for a light beige such as Sail Cloth. People have certainly done it and are happy with the results, but I prefer a trim that has more contrast such as Chantilly Lace to really make it pop.

  5. Hi Maryanne!

    Just to be sure I was giving the correct answer, I looked at my large sample White Dove and compared to other colors. Since White Dove does not have an undertone, it works with all colors well. I compared with pinky beiges, golds, greens, grays, etc. All worked well together with the White Dove. That is why it is one of my top whites- a true white with no undertones.
    Hope this helps. Thanks for writing!

  6. We are building a more traditional lake cottage with natural walnut floors, some reclaimed pine beams, enameled trim and kitchen cabinets and soapstone countertops. We are planning to use dove white for the trim and cabinets. We were considering revere pewter. I really prefer a more beige color so it doesn’t feel as gray or cool. You mentioned certain lighting may make it feel more beige. What specifically can help this color feel more beige? (Still looks more gray to me in the pics). Are there any other good color choices that will ensure it feels a little warmer/beiger always (without making it too gold looking)? Thanks

  7. I’m sorry I forgot to add that we done have many painted walls in the open layout upstairs. We were considering using the same paint color down the stairs and in the walkout lower level too which does have more walls. The lower level has knotty alder trim and we plan to go with a medium dark (not too dark, not too light) color stain so we can see the knots. Wondering if the revere pewter will work there too or again if there is a color that will feel more beige and less gray.

  8. does revere pewter take on a grey tone in areas where there arnt windows and a warmer beige tone in areas where there are windows and natural light?….

  9. For trim with Revere Pewter try Edgecomb Gray , it gives a different look. I love it! I was tired of the White Dove. Everyone uses White Dove on their trim with Revere Pewter. This is a very classy look. You will love it. Another idea in small areas, like bathrooms try using the same paint on the ceiling, trim and walls! It is another great look. People will think you had a designer in your home. One last idea, paint your interior doors black. Your house comes to life especially with the revere pewter, edgecomb gray and lets not forget Chelsey gray( all BM). If you really want to use White Dove,use it on cabinets! , good luck!! Susan King

    • So if you say your house will really come to life with revere pewter walls, edgecomb gray trim and inferior doors painted black, what is the best black color and finish to use?

    • Susan, I was happy to read your reply. I want to have gray walls (revere pewter) but despise white trim. I am building a mountain home and white seems more beachy to me. I have been struggling on a trim color as I would love to use a stained wood but it’s just not in the budget. HMMM…will have to think about the black doors. Our kitchen cabinets are a light alder and the floors will be a bit darker so thought our doors would at least be natural wood.

  10. I have decided to use Revere Pewter in my main areas, but White Dove looks too creamy for me. If I use Decorator White, will I be disappointed? There is a lot of molding!

    • Hi Audrey,

      Chantilly Lace is the brightest white if you are looking for a really, clean crisp white. Also, take a look at BM Simply White OC-117. It is clean and white! I am really loving the Simply White. Hope this helps!

      • We used walls Revere Pewter, trim Simply White and doors (and some furniture and accessories) Wrought Iron, and I have never regretted the decision. I love the color scheme as a whole, it doesn’t feel cold or to dark. I think it will be the combination in every house I ever live in as it seems timeless.

  11. Please help! I’m in month 4 of my house remodeling and I’m drained. I have an open plan for kitchen and living room with coffered or box ceilings. Each space has its own box ceiling. I want a grayish paint…maybe revere pewter. But not sure what color to paint the coffered ceilings and where to start the change of color. Please advise.

  12. Hi Kelly,
    I’m painting my home in revere pewter and have some art niches throughout. What color would you recommend to paint the niches in for a pop of color or would I leave them all in revere pewter?

    • I would keep the niches the same color Vivian so you do not take away from the art. If you were not using anything in the niches, then I would say to maybe pick a darker, rich color.

  13. I loveee this color and we are remodeling and it’s coming close time to pick paint colors. I love greys tans creams with the robins egg blue color. My living room / kitchen is mostly open to each other. My problem is I have oak looking cabinets in the kitchen, chocolate couches with medium to dark hickory flooring with two long windows in the living room and one window in the kitchen and I have no idea what colors would look good. Everything seems darker when I try it. I love the coastal colors. I’m not opposed to painting the kitchen cabinets if I have too. But they are only 4 yrs old. Lol but any help you could give me I would appreciate. Ive been buying samples for a month and not been happy with anything

  14. Loooooove revere pewter! The color kid perfect and warm for our place and looking forward to finished project. Thanks for your insights! My floors are travertine- very creamy tones. I wanted to go with a creamie tone for trim … I had initially liked SW classic ivory or their travertine color for trim, but not sold on it. Any recommendations?

    • Hi Stephanie, I looked at SW Ivory- very yellow. I wouldn’t suggest using that yellow for trim. Try looking at an off white instead.
      Hope this helps!

  15. Hi there. I am new at painting and clueless. What finish do you recommend for white dove trim and doors? High gloss? Satin? I am currently painting my house revere pewter egg shell finish. I had lowes color match using Olympic. I will also color match for the trim. Looks great so far.

  16. Hi! Would you recommend White Dove for kitchen cabinets as well!? I’m afraid it might look too yellow if we decide to do a white back splash. Do you think Simply White would work as well with Revere Pewter? And last question, what finish do you recommend for cabinets? Thank you!!

  17. Revere Pewter throughout but I would love one accent one – just one 🙂 Thoughts on Kendall Charcoal? Is it too dark to put on a very large accent wall that vaults up to 20 feet? The rest of the house would be revere pewter.

  18. Hi Kelly,

    My Kitchen is mostly all cabinets and I’m stuck! Can’t decide on a cabinet color. Walls color in the other rooms is Revere Pewter. The simply White on the cabs seems to jump to much and was too creamy. I have Edgecomb Gray on 2 of the cabinets now. What do you think of that? Revere on the walls and Edgecomb on the cabinets? My hesitancy is not enough of a contrast? But it does have a loll though.

    Also I have 2 other rooms that flow off of the kitchen. Deciding on whether to go with Revere there as wel or mix it up with a different color? If I did the later, what green goes with revere the best? Was thinking a Sage color for example. ???
    Thank You!!!

  19. Hi Kelly,
    We are getting our house ready to SELL….I would like to paint all 3 bedrooms the same colour..Revere Pewter…we have oak floors throughout the house..closet doors and bedroom door are wood..all trim is white..what colour paint do you suggest for trim and ceiling? What finish should the paint be for the walls, ceiling and trim? What other colour paint do you suggest we use to get our house ready like for the bathrooms, living room and kitchen…sorry for all the questions..thank you

  20. Which black works best with Revere Pewter? I’m painting the walls Revere Pewter eggshell and thinking of using White Dove for the woodwork. Would like to paint the interior (front) door black, but I don’t want it to be too stark and cold. Which black would you recommend to complement Revere Pewter? Thanks!

  21. Hi Kelly,
    I am going to use Revere Pewter throughout my new home with the White Dove as my trim. My ceiling heights are 13′ in entry, formal dining, and living room. They drop down to 9′ in kitchen and rest of house. I have 3 questions.
    1. I want to paint my formal dining room ceiling a dark color. Not sure which to choose? Sandy hook? Chelsea gray? It will also have crown molding in the formal dining room with white dove.
    2. Can I paint my ceiling in rest of house the same as walls, revere pewter?
    3. My trim in white dove will be a semi gloss finish. What finish should the walls be? Flat or eggshell?
    Thanks so much for the advice!

    • Hi Amy,
      I think I would paint my ceiling in the White Dove also instead of the Revere Pewter. Walls are an eggshell finish, ceiling is flat. Many colors you can use for your dining room. How about a navy? If you want to work together to find a color, email me with photos. Hope this helps!

  22. My master bath will be done in calacatta gold. I need a wall color and trim. The adjoining master bedroom walls are castleton mist with linen white trim.

  23. Hi Kelly,
    I am painting my entire home in Revere Pewter. I need to choose a white for the doors and trim, and also the kitchen cabinets. It was suggested that I use SW Moderate White (SW6140) for everything but I am concerned that it is too “tan”. Should I use a crisp white for the doors and trim and a warmer white for the cabinets? Thanks!

  24. Great info here! Question: How about BM Snowfall White as trim and ceilings with Revere Pewter walls? I find White Dove on the yellow side, but that is what has been recommended over and over.

  25. We are building a house and planning to use revere pewter as the main entry/halls and family/kitchen area (open floorplan). I am stuck in choosing dove white or simply white for the trim. All rooms have a thick base molding and crown. The kitchen will have white cabinets that will be painted the same color as the trim. I am thinking we will do white subway tile backsplash and marble look counters (but made out of quartz). Based on the revere pewter but the very white kitchen which white do you think would be best? I want to keep it cozy and not septic but also worry if the paint gets too warm, it might look bad with the counters. Also is edgecomb the go-to lighter shade match for revere? Looking for a lighter shade to use in some adjacent rooms just to beak things up a little. Thanks os much for this post I found it very informative.

    • Did you mean White Dove Sarah instead of Dove White. I believe the White Dove will work better that the Simply White. I like the Simply White but it is really! white. I like White Dove on cabinets also- my number # 1 choice!
      Hope this helps!

  26. Hi Kelly!

    Wondering if you would recommend Revere Pewter as an exterior paint color? We’re getting ready to paint our mid-century hip-roofed ranch with the hopes of selling it in the next few years. The roof color is called Driftwood and has both browns and grays. Thanks for any advice!

  27. I have light beige carpet, latte colored couches, and dark wood tables. I want to be brave and paint the walls either revere pewter or smoke embers as I love both of those colors and want to get away from the typical “beige” walls. Any suggestions?

  28. Hi Kelly,
    We are getting our house ready to SELL….I would like to paint all 3 bedrooms the same colour..Revere Pewter…we have oak floors throughout the house..closet doors and bedroom door are wood..all trim is white..what colour paint do you suggest for trim and ceiling? What finish should the paint be for the walls, ceiling and trim? What other colour paint do you suggest we use to get our house ready like for the bathrooms, living room and kitchen…sorry for all the questions..thank you


    • Hi Sue- I would use White Dove for the trim and you can also use for ceilings. Ceilings- Flat Finish
      Walls- Eggshell finish
      Trim- Semi-Gloss
      If you would like to work together for colors in other rooms, let me know!

      • Thank you…I will be in contact with you very soon 🙂
        What colour should I paint the inside of closets?
        Thanks for your help

  29. Hi Kelly,

    In a bind but not one that cannot be fixed. Currently remodeling our home and painted the living room Revere Pewter. Love it! Started painting the trim SW Creamy (will be painting doors the same color as well). We are not very far into painting the trim, and I’m thinking it’s too yellow. Any thoughts on SW Creamy with Revere Pewter. Seriously leaning towards changing the trim/door color to White Dove after reading this blog. Many thanks! ?

    • Hi Christi, If you see the yellow undertones in a small area, they would look more so over a larger area. I would go with the White Dove and get it right the first time if that is possible. Hope this helps!

  30. Doing a total Reno on house I just bought going with Revere and white dove, I’m using semi gloss r trim would a Matt finish be good for the walls? I like a flatter look than the egg shell.

  31. Kelly, we are painting walls revere pewter. We will have standard Lowes white faux wood 2″ blinds. Should I paint ceiling and trim a similar white or can I use white dove with the white blinds? I’m not sure how to combine 2 different whites…..btw, stumbled onto your blog and find it very helpful. Right now we don’t actually have any trim installed.

    • Hi Kay, I would use White dove for the trim and ceiling. Do not worry about mixing the whites- white dove is a great white neutral and works with many other colors. I would use the White Dove.

  32. Hi Kelly – I love reading all of your suggestions. I have a question of my own regarding a matching white trim. I love revere pewter and am planning on painting the main living spaces, kitchen and bathrooms in that color. I would like to find one white trim that I could use throughout the house. I just remodeled our bathrooms in Carrera marble with bright white cabinets and white subway tile. We also have bright white fiberglass windows. Although I like White Dove I’m worried it might be too beige for all the trim, stairway, fireplace and doors. Our floors are hickory. I’m also planning on painting the kitchen cabinets a white as well. The kitchen counter top is a off white. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Alyssa,
      For a trim color throughout your home, an off white is often suggested to work with many colors and furnishings. But, if a bath is done in Carrera marble and other white fixtures, I suggest the trim to be different in the bath than the rest of the home. It’s ok to use a special trim just in the bath! I would look at Decorator’s White Ben Moore Int. Room. Don’t worry about the White Dove looking beige- it will not look beige, just off-white. Hope this helps!

  33. Hi, what a great source of info if you are contemplating Revere Pewter walls! I love this wall color but will also be painting my oak kitchen cabinets and all the trim – probably Dove White, based on your recommendation… However, the front of my house (Living room/dining room/entry) all already have the trim painted in KM Acoustic White and I am really trying to find a stopping point with this renovation! So I am wondering if the Dove White for my kitchen cabinets and all the trim will transition well enough to the KM Acoustic White in my front rooms? Or should I just go with the KM Acoustic White for the kitchen to make sure it all transitions ok? Thanks so much~

    • Hi Marianne, The KM Acoustic White is very similar to the White Dove, no undertones. So I would stay with the Acoustic throughout your home. Be sure to do your cabinets and trim in a semigloss finish!

  34. Hi Kelly, planning on using revere pewter in 1950’s. Ranch house living room has 1 wall of floor to ceiling windows kitchen also has wall of windows & med oak cabinets not much wall space.
    Living room east facing kitchen west. Need help for paint colour. Thank-you

  35. Hi Kelly,
    I am having my hardwood floors resanded and stained, therefore, I am also repainting my living room, kitchen and foyer. My dilemma is that I have (off white) SW Linen White trim color throughout my house and my kitchen cabinets. I really like Revere Pewter but don’t know it works with my trim color.

  36. Would light beige leather sofas look OK in a Revere Pewter room? I am planning on using White Dove for trim and ceilings. Also, we have taken down some walls and our living area will be totally open. Kitchen cabinets will also be White Dove. Is there a different color for ceiling that might pull more beige in to the room?

    • I think the light beige sofa will work Lisa, but I would bring in stronger colored pillows, throws and accessories to give depth. I would keep the same color for ceiling- white dove to keep a good color flow through the rooms. Hope this helps!

  37. Yes, thank you! We do have black cabinets and tables and lots of silver accessories and picture frames. The new wood floor is natural walnut which has been white limed. So tan, white and some grey. So many people have been surprised that I’ve not added any other accent colors but it just seems so serene without. But, I did just order some black sheepskin pillows!

  38. Hi Kelly! I’m in the middle of redoing trim and wall colors in my house. We just put down dark brown/gray bamboo, and although white dove would look amazing next to it with the revere pewter as a wall color, my husband is 1000% against white trim due to kids. Do you think revere pewter at maybe 50% would work with BM Kendall Charcoal trim, windows, and doors?

    • I would even go a little lighter Tara and use the revere at 25%. Does your husband know the trim is painted in a semi-gloss finish so that it wipes up easily with kids? If he still does not want the white, the light revere pewter will work. Hope this helps.

      • Thanks! Yes I’ve explained this to him- he honestly just does not like the look either….men. I love the Kendall charcoal but have realized it’s going to be a lot harder to pair with paints due to the floor and trim being dark. I didn’t realize you could reduce by that much and think that will be the saving touch to this endeavor.

        PS we have a Chelsea Gray kitchen too 🙂

  39. Hi Kelly. My kitchen walls are revere pewter and cabinets are dove white. I am painting our tile backsplash and am wondering what color would be best. The granite countertop is black. Right now the primer on the tile looks super white and clinical. Should I try to paint the tile in a 50% revere pewter? Thank you!

  40. Hi Kelly,

    Love reading all your ideas. I want to paint my whole downstairs Revere Pewter except in my kitchen. My kitchen (galley) cabinets are creamy/off white with a glaze. Backsplash is a travertine tile in a shade a bit darker than the cabinets with an added accent small tile in chocolate/bronze…my countertop is Cambria Nottingham. I want to paint the walls in the kitchen a dark brown and wrap it around to just one wall in my breakfast room. I tried Benjamin Moore French press (too dark), valley forge brown (too much gold), Spanish brown (looks okay, but a bit too light). Today I just tried Fresh Brew on some walls and seems nice. There seems to be some red in it which picks up some of the subtle red from my counter. Do you think revere pewter goes well with fresh Brew. If not, do you have any other suggestions? Thank you!

  41. Hi there! I would love some advice. We are wanting to paint our master bath in the Revere Pewter, but I just can’t decide if it works with our light beige/cream tiles. The room does not have a lot of natural light and I see more gray then beige. Is it ok to mix tan and gray like this?

  42. Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for posting all this feedback, it is helpful. I have painted my entry/stairway/halls in Pale Oak.. I have revere pewter ready to go ion my living room. For the trim in the halls, I used cotton balls, which looks nice, but possbily a bit bright. Looking for your opinion on:

    1) cottom balls with rever pewter
    2) white dove with Pale oak
    3) I believe it would be a mistake to have different trim colors in the two rooms, so I am trying to choose between the two.
    4) Any ceiling color advice, if I choose to do it down the road.

    thank you


  43. Hi Kelly!!

    The ongoing conversation regarding Revere Pewter is SOOOO helpful. Our house recently flooded & we are “putting it back together”. I am going to keep my existing trim color, SW Devine White… Do you think it will work well with BM Revere Pewter for walls & BM White Dove for ceilings through out the house? Also, looking for a complementing color to BM Revere Pewter for my kitchen that has cream cabinets (we have a fairly open floor plan)… Any recomendations??


    • Hi Jessie! Although Divine White is a little beigey- I think it will work well with the Revere Pewter and White Dove. It is hard for me to choose a color for your kitchen with out pictures. Are you able to send me photos?

  44. What white goes best with Edgecomb Gray? I am considering Decorators White and Simply White. I want the trim to be REALLY white!

    • Hi Tiff,
      The whitest white you can use would be Ben Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65. If you want to use one of the two whites you mentioned, Simply White is the cleaner and whiter of the two.

  45. Hi Kelly!
    Well, I wish I’d found this conversation earlier. We recently painted our new house Revere Pewter with Navajo White for the trim. Not a good match! It’s not awful, but it’s not great either. The Revere Pewter ended up looking a lot lighter than I was expecting (I think all the outdoor light washes it out), and the Navajo White much more yellow. All in all there is not enough contrast between the two. We cannot afford to paint the body color over, so we are going to repaint the trim. Would you also suggest Dove White for exterior trim? I’ve even thought of going dark with the trim but not sure I like that look. Any advice is much appreciated!

  46. Hi Kelly, I am painting my bedroom Revere Pewter with an accent wall Cottage Red. My carpet is a deep forest green and the trim and doors are a light oak. What color would you recommend for the ceiling? I think white would be to stark.

  47. Hi Kelly. Your advice is fabulous. I’m planning on painting our lakehouse great room Revere Pewter.
    It has a pitched ceiling with black walnut beam. Stone fireplace in grayish tones. I am following your advice to do casings in White Dove. I would like to add some definition to windows/grids/sliding french doors by adding a darker version of Revere Pewter or something in same color family. Any advice?
    Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Janette,

      A shade darker color for Revere is Ben Moore Thunder AF-685. That would look nice. If you are looking for something a little darker, I would suggest a neutral gray such as Chelsea Gray HC-168. Hope this helps!

  48. Hello!
    Deciding on colors for our new home. Accent wall (fireplace wall) Boothbay Gray, remaining walls Revere Pewter, ceiling Edgecomb Gray and trim I need help deciding. Simply white or White dove. I love the clean look and have always done trim bright white. But my ceilings are 18′ and I’m just not sure. I love the look of the White Dove in pictures I’ve seen but all doors will need to be painted as well. Trying to add pictures now… Any advice or opinions would be great! Thank you!

    • Hi Michaelene,

      If you have always loved the clean white look of trim, I would go with the Simply White! I like the White Dove, which is a tad off-white with Egdecomb gray, but the Simply White will also work. Why don’t you try painting a larger sample of both and try in your home. That will help you make up your mind.
      Hope this helps!

  49. Hi Kelly- thank you for all the helpful advice. Based on that, I believe I will use Revere Pewter with White Dove trim. I also want to use SW Sea Salt in my master bed and bath. Will the White Dove trim work with the Sea Salt?


    • Thanks Julie! Yes, I think the White Dove will work with the Sea Salt. But if you are starting from scratch and painting the trim anyway, I would suggest a whiter white to work best with the Sea Salt. A cleaner and brighter white such as Ben Moore Simply White OC-117.

  50. I am renovating a master bedroom. I was going to use Rivera pewter for walls – simple white for trim. I have built in cabinets – what color should I use? Same as trim?

  51. Hi Kelly,
    I am trying to decide on a paint color for my master bathroom. Floor tile is navy blue. Tile around tub and on vanity is white ceramic with specks of tan. I am thinking about revere pewter at 50% because there is no natural light in there with white dove for trim and cabinets. My master bedroom is painted bm gray wisp with Navajo white trim but that is too beige with revere pewter. Do you have any other suggestions for trim or wall color? Would linen white be too yellow? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • Yes Debbie, the Linen White has very yellow undertones. I think the white dove would work best for trim.

      Sounds like an important decision for your walls, and I would not want to give you any wrong advise without seeing photos. I do a lot of online color/decorating consults and I would love to help you. If you would like to work together, send me an email at [email protected] and I will explain how the easy process works. Thanks for writing!

  52. I am strongly considering painting my small, windowless master bathroom revere pewter. We will have to leave our 80’s almond fixtures, (tub, toilet and sink top) for now. What color would be best for the ceiling if I do the trim in white dove? My goal is for a soft grey. I am worn out on antique white, so I am hoping to have more of a grey than beige, but I know I have to consider the almond fixtures. I absolutely love all of your advice, Thank you in advance!

      • Thank you Kelly. I absolutely love your suggestion. I have been wanting to do something a little out of my box. I had even looked at doing the walls a green or a blue. I am so excited to have a plan. Would you suggest painting all of the cabinets white dove as they look in the link you sent? Presently my wall cabinet is stained with special walnut. I would love to do a monogrammed shower curtain. I am assuming white with the monogram matching the Baltic Sea or the Revere pewter.
        Could you please suggest the best color for the curtain and the accessories? Would a valance made with stained wood be good to cover the top of the shower curtain?
        I cannot thank you enough! I am so glad I found you!

        • Bonnie, I would use the Baltic sea color for shower curtain and accessories to tie everything together. I don’t think I would put up a valance- just takes away light in room and takes up space. I think less is more in this case! Good luck!

  53. Hi Kelly,
    We are building a new 2 story townhome and now it’s time to pick colors. Our unit is an inside unit so there are only windows in the back and in the front of the downstairs living areas. I like Revere Pewter but am not crazy about super white trim, doors and cabinets. The great room, dining area and kitchen areas are all open to each other with the backsplash being white subway tile and the granite on the counters and island with mostly gray and tan specks. The floors are dark walnut. I have a sofa and loveseat in quartz color and accent furniture is mostly in the dark tones. I do pops of colors in blues, golds, oranges, etc. which play off of my art work. I have the card with the BM White Dove sample but actually I like the BM Dove Wing better. What do you think of that color for the trim, doors and cabinets? Also, since there is not a lot of outdoor light, will the Revere Pewter be too dark? Should I go with the Edgecomb Gray? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Sheryl, Congratulations on your new home! If you like the Dove Wing better, I say go for it! I compared with the Revere and Edgecomb and it will work fine. It has a slight greige undertone and not too bright.
      As far as which color to paint the walls, I have found if you paint the large poster boards, two coats, and live with it in room for a few days, you can choose which you like best. More work for you but definitely worth it. Hope this helps!

  54. Love, love, love your blog! We are getting ready to repaint our trim and doors, and currently have SW Softer Tan, SW Canvas Tan, and SW Basket Beige on our walls in various rooms of our home. I’m not a bright stark white trim type of person, and have been wrestling with the decision of BM White Dove, SW Alabaster, or SW Snowbound for doors and trim with the above wall colors. I repainted my utility room cabinets and trim with SW Pure White, but I see a blue undertone, so Pure White isn’t an option for the rest of the house. What do you suggest? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Donna, I looked at the SW colors you have in your home and I also put them with the trim colors you have listed. I believe the best choice for trim is BM White Dove. It is a plain, simple white that is not a bright white or a creamy white, just white. Plus, you wall colors all have a green undertone and White Dove has the slightest undertone of green. I think you will be very happy with the White Dove. Hope this helps!

  55. Is Revere Pewter still a popular color and do you see it going out of trend anytime soon? Considering painting most of the interior of my house Revere Pewter with White Dove trim.

    • Hi Katie, No I do not think Revere Pewter is going anywhere. Has been popular for a feww years, but it is such a great color I don’t think it will go in and out of style. Plus it is in BM Historical Collections meaning it has been a great color historically. Thanks for writing!

  56. Hi Kelly,

    I have been thinking about using the White Dove trim with the Revere Pewter but I’m afraid it isn’t bright enough for me. Can you recommend another trim color that would work without bringing out more of the green tones in Revere Pewter? Thanks in advance for your help.

  57. Kelly, I plan to use Revere Pewter and White Dove throughout my house. However, my window coverings wood plantation shutters, blinds, and shades) are a light ivory off white color. Will White Dove trim fight with the window coverings?

    • Hi Janna,
      That is fine the shade and blinds are off white. That is what a great neutral White Dove i. I compared White Dove to several creamy and ivory whites and it looks great. No worries!

  58. Kelly, I love your insight! My townhouse (east-west facing) has all the trim, FP, and shutters painted in SW Navajo White. We want to update the builder beige wall color with a gray/taupe color. I’ve looked at tons of “grays” but they seem to fight with the yellow in the SW Navajo White. The dining room walls are SW Keystone Gray and that looks fine with the trim. Please help me find a wall color!

    • Hi Ginny, I really took my time to see if I could find you a gray/taupe paint color to work with your Navajo White trim. Just not working! The grays are making the trim look ‘dirty’ by bringing out the yellow of the trim. I tried, I just think you need to go another way than gray.

  59. Hi Kelly, What type of picture frames do you like best with the Revere Pewter walls. gold, silver or black. I just found a wonderful hand painted china piece that is framed in an ornamental gold frame. Would you stay away from gold and go in another direction or do you think the gold works? Thank you, I will look forward to your advice!

    • Hi Bonnie,
      Sorry it took so long to answer! I think the gold will work great! Especially for a piece of art- a gold frame is very popular. For other art to go in the room, I would purchase black frames, which will work great with Revere and the gold frame. Hope this helps!

  60. Hi Kelly,

    Our kitchen is currently a shade of red. We really like it, but a designer friend said that red was out of style. Is this your opinion also? I’m not a fan of the blues and greens that I’m seeing paired with revere pewter. Is there a certain red color that would go well with revere pewter? Thanks for any insight you can provide.

    • Hi Ellen,
      Does your friend know that Ben Moore named Caliente AF-290, color of the year? It is a beautiful color. I put Caliente together with my Revere Pewter samples- looks really nice together. What red are you using now? Did you try a Revere Pewter sample with it?

  61. I have the absolute hardest time picking colors and I ALWAYS second guess my decision. We are finally ready to paint;) Walls will be revere pewter and we’re using Cambria Swanbridge quarts counters. We have old honey oak cabinets. I was set on white dove until we changed the countertops to swanbrige. We will also be painting the stair banister and posts. Our fireplace is also a bright white. Whatever we choose for the cabinets will also be the trim, fireplace, and banister… I am looking for a white to make things pop…clean, fresh, farmhouse feel. I worried if I use white dove, I’m going to make the things that currently pop (fireplace surround/mantle and stair poles) look worse than they do now. Cambria recommends BM pure white…I don’t have experience with that color. Can you recommend a white for me. I have to decide by tomorrow and am super nervous to make the wrong decision 😉

    Thank you so much!!

    • Hi Katie,

      The Pure White is a good match for the countertops- but it does have such a blue undertone, I would not suggest to use everywhere, trim, bannister,etc. The cleanest white there is Chantilly Lace OC-65 if you want to compare whites together. My choice for a clean, white, white would be Simply White OC-117. It has no undertones and works with everything! If you have time, bring home a sample to check out with your counters and fireplace. For finish- I suggest semi gloss to look a bit shiny but not too much. Good luck with your project! Hope this has helped you.

  62. Hi Kelly. I have chosen BM Elmira White for my bedrooms and dining room in my 1925 historic home. What color do you recommend for trim and ceiling? Would white dove work? Thanks!

  63. Hi Kelly,
    I just read this entire thread and want to say thank you for all of the great information. Here is my question. We are thinking about painting our entire house revere pewter and are considering a feature wall in living room…do we choose a different colour or keep the same? Can you suggest something that will go nicely? Also should wainscotting paint be white dove to go with revere pewter?

    • Hi Sylvia,
      For a feature wall, the paint color is usually a darker color than the rest of the walls. Revere Pewter works so well with so many colors, you can choose almost any color you like. I love Navy Blue, such as Ben Moore Hale Navy. Yes, I think painting the wainscotting White Dove will work well with the Revere Pewter. Hope this helps!

  64. Hi Kelly,
    I was planning to go with revere pewter walls, white dove trim and doors, and 50% edgecomb gray for ceilings. Two questions:
    1) Will the painted ceiling being a different color be odd when I won’t have crown molding?
    2) Could you make a suggestion for a master bed accent wall color (coastal home, want it to feel airy but serene)?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Kat,

      The ceiling will be fine- a lot of people have white for ceiling and color painted walls and no one really notices. I would not worry about the crown molding.
      Not sure if you are looking for a light or dark accent wall in the bedroom. If it in the same room as the Revere?

  65. Kelly,
    I found this thread of awesome questions and advice while researching if Revere Pewter is still a good choice for a new house in October 2018. I would love to know what you would suggest for kitchen and bath cabinet color, different color for island, and ceiling color with Revere Pewter as the wall color?! How do I decide if trim should be White Dove or Simply White or Chantilly?!

  66. I am getting ready to paint my older home living room Revere Pewter. I see how White Dove trim would look great with it. My dilemma is that the trim throughout the rest of my home is linen white. How do you think linen white trim would look? Thanks.

    • Hi Katie,

      I put together Revere Pewter and the Linen White. It would not be my first trim choice but it does not clash too much. I worried the yellow undertones of the Linen White would really clash, but it really is not. If you were to change the trim in this one room to White Dove, is it a separate room where the trim does not meet up with the Linen White? If so, I would paint the trim with White Dove. If there are doorways and trim close together, I would keep with the Linen White throughout. If you would like to send me a photo of your room so I can take a closer look, email me at [email protected]. Hope this helps Katie!

  67. I think I’m going to paint most of my house revie pewter with simply white trim and ceiling white for the ceilings. My question is regarding my dining room. It has a chair rail. Should I paint the top revie pewter and the rail and bottom simply white. It is only a chair rail. Then plain wall to bottom or would you paint revie pewter on all and simply white on rail or a whole different color on bottom.

  68. We have new construction and we are going with revere pewter walls throughout main level. A few questions

    1. Will this work well with ship lap
    2. What if I paint trim same as walls? Is that a mistake?
    3. What grey or grieve can I paint cabinets ?

    Thanks for the guidance.

  69. We are in the process of closing on a house this Friday. I was told to paint it Revere Pewter with White Dove trim. I am worried this will be to beige looking depending on the furniture I select. Is there another BM gray that works for darker living rooms? I am really struggling on this color. Thank you.

    • Hi Deana,
      Revere Pewter will look more beige not because of the furniture, but the amount of light in the room. Less light- more beige. A bit lighter color than Revere would be Edgecomb Gray.Hope this helps.

  70. Hi Kelly,

    I appreciate all your great advice. I’m thinking of using revere pewter in a few rooms of my house with simply white trim. I was hoping to get a recommendation for a complimentary lighter off white or neutral color for the kitchen and the rooms with less light that still has enough contrast against the trim.

  71. Hi Kelly,

    Redecorating open floor plan first floor and second story areas visible from first floor. Using Revere Pewter on all walls. Redoing kitchen to all white. Statuary classique quartz, Emser craft white backsplash. White oak floor color Stingray.

    The problem I created was on staircase remodel where I mixed up the homes original trim color as BM Swiss coffee ( was actually original wall color that we repainted yrs ago) so stair box newels, balusters, risers are Swiss coffee.

    So options are to repaint stairs $$$ and current paint is beautiful, use Swiss coffee everywhere for cabinets and trim or use white dove on cabinets just in kitchen or some other complicated scheme. Advice appreciated.

    • Hi Susan,
      The Swiss Coffee and White Dove are not that different in color. When I compare the two together, the difference is so slight. I would not repaint the swiss coffee. Since the cabinets are not right next to staircase, I would not worry about the two different colors. I would use white dove on cabinets. I hope this helps!

  72. I have painted my walls white dove with a pure white trim. Very nice and fresh. But we also want to paint our kitchen cabinets either Collingwood or revere pewter. I don’t want to see any green undertones and seem to see that in the pewter. How do you think the Collingwood would be on cabinets?

  73. My exterior will be painted BM Revere Pewter but can I use White Dove or Pure white for the exterior trim. Also, I was thinking of BM Galveston Gray for my Front Door and Shutters. Need advise please.

  74. I am thinking of painting my walls Revere Pewter, but my trim color is cream. It looks like everyone is going with white trim. Would it look good with cream trim???

    • Hi Tammy,

      I want to be honest with you- I don’t think a cream trim would work well with Revere Pewter. Revere works best with an off-white trim color. A cream trim color works best with creamier, earth tone colors such as soft green or yellow.
      Hope this has helped.

  75. Hi Tammy!

    I love your recommendations!

    We are building a new house. I am leaning towards Revere Pewter for walls, which we have had before. No other decisions have been made yet. I am trying to decide on a cabinet color. Appliances will be stainless. I am not a fan of white cabinets, but have read your recommendations regarding White Dove. I have also considered black cabinets, but is there another slightly darker, neutral cabinet color you would recommend to go with Revere Pewter walls and White Dove trim? Thank you!

  76. Wow this blog is really helpful. I’m considering Paper White (1590) kitchen cabinets with Rocky Coast (1595) for an island accent and Revere Pewter for an adjacent family room. I currently have Snowfall trim which is fairly new and is all over the house. Do you think I need to change the trim to White Dove (which I also love, by the way) or another white? I suppose no one would be likely to notice if I did White Dove in kitchen and family room and kept Snowfall everywhere else. Thanks for all the great comments everyone and especially Kelly.

    • Hi Betsy,

      I think the Snowfall trim will work very well in the living room with Revere and kitchen cabinets in Paper White. I would keep trim the same all through the house. Hope this helps!

  77. Kelly,

    I love Revere Pewter in my current home (it is the main color in my open concept 1st floor with a Hale Navy and Dove White kitchen. We recently purchased a 125 year old victorian and are concerned that Revere Pewter may not be warm enough or work as well in the new home (given the light) and that Dove White may come off as muddy. I am so torn and want to use Revere Pewter and White Dove but I am trying to be mindful of the space and respectful of the period the home was built in. The current paint schedule is Alaskan Skies for the walls, Simply White trim/kitchen cabinets and Kendall Charcoal on the island. I would love to know your thoughts on my dilemma.

    • Hi Nicole,
      I want to be honest with you- the Alaskan Skies MIGHT appear muddy depending on your lighting. The best way is to test it. Paint posterboard- big, two coats and live with a couple days in different lighting during day and night. That will help you decide if you are loving the paint color. Pain to do but so worth it before you paint. I love the Simply White and Kendall Charcoal on the island. Hope this helps!

  78. Hi Kelly,

    I am thinking of painting our large, open concept main floor Revere Pewter. Our kitchen cabinets are BM Simply White and we will most likely paint our trim Simply White, too. What color would you suggest we use for our 9′ ceilings. I do not want the space to feel cold and stark. Your feedback is much appreciated.

    • Hi Rebekka,
      I would paint the ceiling the same -Simply White. On the trim and cabinets, you are using a semi-gloss finish. For the ceiling, they will use a flat finish. So they will work together being the same color but in different finishes. Hope this helps.

  79. Hi Kelly,
    I am pondering Revere Pewter for our living room. We have an antique 1860 house, w/ white painted wood trim, warm oak floors, oriental rugs. The living room rug is predominantly red, couch a light warm brown, wood side tables. Currently the walls are BM Yosemite Sand 🙁 I want a neutral color, and my husband is very big on gray. After testing several grays, I thought Revere Pewter might work, a cool contrast to the warm colors without being so cool that it looks wrong, but I’m not sure. Most photos of RP feature neutral color schemes. What do you think? The adjoining rooms, partially visible, are BM Gray Mirage (front hall) and BM Segovia Red (dining room). And, if Revere Pewter, any advice about a trim color? (That’s what led me to this excellent thread to begin with.) The existing trim is a fairly stark white. I would like more warmth, but still want a clean fresh look. Sorry for the long post, and thank you so much for any advice you may have.

    • Hi Kate,
      Have you sampled the Revere in your home? It sounds like everything will work, but be sure to test on a large sample, day and night with existing furnishings. For a warmer trim, I like White Dove OC-17. A soft white and not stark. Hope this helps!

      • Yes, I painted a big poster board w/ Revere Pewter and have had it up, moved it around, etc. I sampled White Dove for the trim, and also Simply White, which I’m drawn to. Do you use Simply White w/ RP or is it wrong for some reason–too bright, or wrong undertones? Thanks again for your help!

        • Hi Kate,
          Simply white is absolutely fine to use with Revere! It is a brighter white than White Dove but there is no rule that says you can not have a brighter trim color if that is the color you like best. I use White Dove because of its softness and plainness that kind of just blends into the color scheme. Simply white trim might be a bit more noticeable because it is so clean and white but will still work well. Hope this helps!

  80. HI my family room that open to the kitchen is painted Revere Pewter and my kitchen cabinets are cream with a gray glazing.What color should I paint my kitchen to have a good contrast?

  81. Hi Kelly, I painted (1/2018)open floor plan kitchen & family room revere pewter matte, whitedove semi gloss trim,white dove ceiling I’m doing-dining room, living room-foyer open floor plan with double sided staircase which is all painted Powell buff! I don’t know if i Should Continue throughout with revere pewter?! Hardwood is natural oak (15 yrs old)! Also I’m going to paint the kitchen cabinets what color??
    I did my master bedroom simply white can I use my same trim white dove ?
    Thanks for your professional time I appreciate it

    • Hi Michelle,
      I would not pair Revere with the Powell Buff. I think they would clash too much. If you would like to work together to answer all of your questions, email me at [email protected] and tell me exactly what you need and I will let you know which online color service will work best for you. Thanks!

  82. Hi Kelly,
    What Color cabinet and trim would you use if you wanted the revere pewter to look grey instead of beige?


  83. For our remodel we’re using revere pewter on our walls and white dove on our kitchen cabinets, trim and fireplace mantle. Do you have a ceiling paint recommendation?

    • Hi Jess,

      I think the White Dove in a flat finish would work well. Remember the cabinets and trim will be in a semi-gloss finish so it will all work together well. Hope this helps!

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