I mean, who doesn't have this colour somewhere in their house? Revere Pewter popularity is rivalled only by the 90’s trend of taupe. Why do we love it so much? It is a soft grey-but not quite white. It is the embodiment of ‘greige’ with a warmer feel than what we commonly think of as grey. The slight green in it makes it more palatable than a blue/grey. It looks great with white and again, because of its green undertone is friends with so many other colours.
The search for the perfect grey began in 2016.
Whites were a hot topic then too. We chose BM Cloud white as our ‘perfect white’ years before. Then we needed a wall colour to partner with it. As with Cloud White, we searched for something not too cool. We live in the northern hemisphere so we wanted something clean but slightly muddy to keep it from being too chilly. Revere Pewter fit the criteria.
So we cleared our clutter and simplified our palette with grey and white. Our decor became more sophisticated. Country went upscale, traditional became more contemporary. The real estate market went wild with it. Suddenly, you can only sell your house if it is grey and completely devoid of personality and even furniture. I believe it is this trend that has started to cool our love of grey. When the pendulum swings that far, it will have an equal and opposite swing…
As we explore this grey colour trend, which I have embraced a little myself, we have to realize we lost our joie de vevre to a large degree. (Sophisticated minimalism needs very strict rules in order for it to work.) So instead of using grey to flatten everything, think of using it to compliment. Its not that we are using grey, that is the problem, but rather how we are using it.. You can and should use warm or intense contrasts with grey to give your room/home dimension and interest.
But not to fear, the design world is here to help you step it up a notch. Are you ready for it? We all know that as much as we have loved the grey trend, it is time to make some adjustments. Remember the taupe trend we loved and now never talk about?
Don’t worry though, the next movement doesn’t necessarily involve getting rid of grey and white but simply giving it some life.
"We should think of our colours as transitioning rather than trending."