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Sherwin Williams Pewter Green Review (Coordinating Colors & Dupes)

    Moody greens are super hot right now, and I am loving it! Sherwin Williams Pewter Green is an up-and-coming color that will “Sher-ly” impress in your home. (I’ll see myself out.)

    Actually it will impress outside of your home too, as it is becoming a top pick for exterior paint colors.

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    What Color Is Sherwin Williams Pewter Green (SW 6208)

    Pewter Green by Sherwin Williams is a deep shade of green with yellow undertones. At first glance it almost looks dark gray.

    It is an olive green, that leans slightly more green than brown.

    Here is a look at Pewter Green using the hex code:

    From Sherwin Williams:

    • RGB: 94, 98, 89
    • Hex Value:#5e6259
    • LRV:12

    Pewter Green has an LRV of 12, which means it is a very dark color, and does not reflect a lot of light.

    (Where 0 is true black and 100 is pure white.)

    I’m surprised it is that dark to be honest, because you will see in the inspo photos that it doesn’t look that close to black, at least not in my opinion.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green Complementary and Coordinating Colors

    Here are some colors that go great with SW Pewter Green.

    Complementary Colors

    Complementary colors are those that are directly across the color wheel from Pewter Green, which in this case is the purple family.

    Technically a complementary color would be a bright lilac tone, but I chose a more subtle mauve.

    Graphic for Pewter Green Complementary Colors. 4 Colored dots beside a leafy purple and green plant picture. Colors are Pewter green, snowbound, sea salt, and autumn orchid.

    Sherwin Williams Autumn Orchid (9157)

    Autumn Orchid is a rich mauvey-gray color that complements Pewter Green beautifully. This would be a soothing color scheme in a bedroom.

    Sherwin Williams Snowbound (7004)

    Snowbound is a warm white color that isn’t quite purple, but achieves the same complementary goal. Snowbound is an exceptionally popular Sherwin Williams white.

    Snowbound is a great choice for your whole home if you want to feature Pewter Green in accents or only a few rooms.

    Sherwin Williams Sea Salt (6204)

    Sea Salt is another whole-home color that is a much lighter version of Pewter Green. It’s a super liveable green that acts like a neutral.

    (pssst! Sea Salt is one of 16 Foolproof Neutrals in my color guide!)

    Graphic reads "Nail down your neutral color scheme in 60 minutes or less" with an image of the foolproof neutrals ebook. Button below reads "Show me how!"

    Pewter Green Coordinating Colors Palette

    Luckily Pewter Green is a pretty adaptable shade! It coordinates particularly well with warm tones like beige, tan, and terracotta.

    Graphic reads "Sherwin Williams Pewter Green Color Palette" and colored paint dots. Large dot in center top is Pewter green. Other colors from top left to bottom right are BM Chantilly Lace, SW Cavern Clay, BM Carolina Gull, SW Shoji White, SW Ripe Olive, and BM Smokey Taupe.

    If warm colors are not your thing, try Pewter Green with greige.

    Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (OC-65)

    Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore is my favorite white at the moment! It is a nice true white, but without the stark “hospital white” vibe.

    Sample dots of Pewter Green and Chantilly Lace over a living room background with charcoal walls, gray couch, and white accents.

    It’s just warm enough to give you a good feeling, but doesn’t read yellow in the least.

    Chantilly Lace is actually on the green spectrum, which is why it would coordinate great with Pewter Green!

    Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay (7701)

    Another favorite right now, Cavern Clay by Sherwin Williams, just seems to go with every color that is trending.

    It’s a muted orange-red tone, but vibrant enough to make a statement.

    Sample dots of Pewter Green and cavern clay over a background of a studio apartment with a brick wall, lots of plants, and white accents.

    Even though complementary colors for Pewter Green should be in the purple family, I actually think a shade of terracotta would be the best complement.

    (Here are all of my favorite terracotta colors.)

    Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull (2138-40)

    I recently made a whole post about Carolina Gull by Benjamin Moore!

    Sample strips of Pewter Green and Carolina Gull beside a photo of a plant display ladder in front of a wall similar in color to Pewter Green.

    Carolina Gull is a beautiful light to mid toned sage that coordinates well with Pewter Green in a monochromatic moment.

    Sea Salt, from the complementary colors palette, would look amazing with Carolina Gull and Pewter Green, if you were to commit to an all-green color scheme.

    Sherwin Williams Shoji White (7042)

    Shoji White is a white that is the softest shade of tan. It could be described as a farmhouse white.

    It isn’t over the top warm – which I like – it’s more neutral.

    Sample dots of Pewter Green and shoji white over a background of a studio apartment living room with a large tropical plant, a charcoal textured wall, funky lights, and a milk crate coffee table.

    You can read all about Shoji White here.

    Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive (6209)

    We’ll be visiting Ripe Olive in just a moment, but here is a quick preview:

    Sample dots of Pewter Green and ripe olive over a background of a white bed with all white bedding, on a white wood floor, in front of a white wall, with lots of plants.

    Ripe Olive, Sea Salt, and Pewter Green are actually all on the same color strip. Ripe Olive would be one shade darker than Pewter Green here:

    Sea salt, comfort gray, oyster bay, retreat, pewter green color strip

    (Yes, I stole this from my Sea Salt post.)

    Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe (983)

    Smokey Taupe by Benjamin Moore is another versatile neutral color. It looks quite beige when it is in a tiny dot on the color palette, but it’s truly an earthy color that is closer to a mushroom.

    Sample dots of Pewter Green and smokey taupe over a background of a living room with Scandinavian furniture, lots of plants, natural wood tones, and white walls.

    Smokey taupe somewhat mimics the color of natural wood, so of course it looks great with Pewter Green!

    Sherwin Williams Krypton (6247)

    Krypton by Sherwin Williams is a light powdery blue color.

    Krypton didn’t make the palette, but I thought I would include it as a coordinating color because it looks quite nice with Pewter Green.

    Sample dots of Pewter Green and krypton over a background of a dining room with Scandinavian furniture, lots of plants, natural wood tones, and white walls.

    If you are looking for a color to go with Pewter Green that isn’t so warm, try Krypton!

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green Walls

    Let’s take a look at how Pewter Green looks on the wall.

    Sherwin WIlliams Pewter Green Living Room Walls behind a modern gray sofa, and hanging white pendants. Wall is partially panelled with natural wood slats.

    If you have a lot of natural wood tones in your house, Pewter Green is a perfect color to make those pop.

    I love how it looks in that neutral living room.

    Pewter Green actually looks good with a variety of other colors:

    Pewter Green on a wall behind a wooden chair with blue accents and a wooden console table. A blue rug is on the floor and a pink pendant light hangs from the ceiling.

    You don’t need to be worried about updating all of your furniture if you paint Pewter Green. There aren’t a lot of colors that would clash.

    You do have to be mindful of the lighting when you choose a color like Pewter Green. Even though it has a lower LRV (12) it does look considerably lighter in a well lit room.

    Here is Pewter Green in a small bathroom:

    You can see that it looks much darker!

    The warm light from the bathroom lighting also makes it look like a mossier green.

    Pewter Green Accent Wall

    Pewter Green is a pretty dark color, so if you prefer to use it as an accent, it works great for that too.

    Here is Pewter Green on an amazing accent wall:

    That would have been a lot of work, but so worth it! I love Pewter Green in this Southwest theme.

    Don’t Forget Your Supplies!

    This little brush might look funny, but it’s my absolute ride or die!

    Rollers like these hold the most paint and make the job faster. Get a metal roller cage for easy on and off.

    DryDex is the fastest (and funnest!) way to make chips and dents disappear. (Make sure you get a small spackling tool that actually fits in the container, and a sanding sponge.)

    This tool will save your back and limit time on a ladder.

    Pewter Green Exterior

    Grays and navy blues were ruling the exterior color world for a long time, but green is starting to make a huge impression.

    Pewter Green is such a versatile gray-green color that it works great for an exterior.

    Painting the outside of your home is always fun because it doesn’t matter how dark you go!

    Here is Pewter Green as an exterior paint color:

    I never would have painted the brick green, but it looks so good!

    No risk, no reward!

    Pewter Green reads very “heritage home” to me.

    This exterior is probably my favorite:

    The color around the windows looks like Urbane Bronze, which I have seen paired with Pewter Green a few times.

    This color scheme looks so Mid-Century Modern.

    Pewter Green Shutters

    Here is Pewter Green on the shutters of a white house:

    It looks much darker next to the white paint. I had to double check that it was even the right color!

    Pewter Green Kitchen Cabinets

    Hale Navy had a good long moment as a favorite cabinet color, but it’s time to move over for some deep greens!

    There is no shortage of Pewter Green kitchen cabinet inspo on the internet. The hardest part was picking my favorites!

    This modern farmhouse style kitchen was done in Pewter Green and Alabaster:

    Not really related to the colors, but I noticed that this kitchen doesn’t have a backsplash. I think that helps keep it light and airy.

    Of course you don’t need a backsplash, just choose a scrubbable paint.

    (Not sure that I would do white in that case, but there are plenty of people tidier than me in the universe.)

    Here is a Pewter Green kitchen with lots of wood tones:

    I love the barn doors leading into this classic green kitchen and island.

    These Pewter Green kitchen cabinets have a totally different vibe when paired with marble and copper accents:

    That one is my favorite for sure!

    Bonus entry:

    Pewter Green RV Kitchen Cabinets

    I live for other people’s RV renos. You know they must be harder than they look!

    Here is Pewter Green used in a tiny kitchen:

    Check out my Trend-Setting Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas (Plus: 22 Paint Colors to Use!)

    Pewter Green Bedroom

    Whether you want to paint the whole room Pewter Green, or just an accent wall, the bedroom is a great place to try on this peaceful and cozy color.

    Here are two bedrooms that used Pewter Green and managed two totally different feels:

    Classic and cozy!

    Love this modern bedroom with the pop of terracotta!

    Pewter Green Front Door

    Pewter Green is so popular for cabinets that I was surprised it wasn’t more popular for front doors.

    I had a much harder time finding front door inspo!

    That’s usually the first place that people experiment with a color.

    Here is a Pewter Green front door that I did find:

    I’m not sure what that exterior color is, but it looks similar to October Mist.

    Pewter Green Benjamin Moore Equivalent

    Finding a color match to Pewter Green in Benjamin Moore was quite the challenge! My first thought was Vintage Vogue, but I found a few other options.

    Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue (462)

    Vintage Vogue is one of my favorite dark green paint colors ever. It’s such a warm and complicated hue. Love it!

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a pink chair and some plants. Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue is on the other half.

    Vintage Vogue is a touch darker and greener than Pewter Green.

    Benjamin Moore Cushing Green (HC125)

    Cushing Green is a very popular sage color by Benjamin Moore. It’s a great option if you wanted something a little lighter than Pewter Green.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a rattan dining set and pampas grass. A cactus painting hangs on the wall. Benjamin Moore Cushing Green is on the other half of the wall.

    Benjamin Moore Enchanted Forest (700)

    Enchanted Forest by Benjamin Moore is another shade similar to Pewter Green but not quite on.

    I found that a lot of Benjamin Moore colors were just a touch too green, too blue, or too yellow.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a wooden console table. Benjamin Moore Enchanted Forest is on the other half of the wall.

    These colors may not be an exact match, but they have a similar feel.

    Benjamin Moore Backwoods (469)

    Backwoods is seriously trending, and is probably the closest Benjamin Moore color to Pewter Green, but it’s still a little more green.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall with a macrame hanging behind a gray sofa with tan cushions. Benjamin Moore Backwoods is on the other half of the wall.

    Backwoods lacks a certain smokyness that Pewter Green has mastered.

    Of course if none of these float your boat, and you really want to use Benjamin Moore paint, you could always get it color matched.

    Pewter Green Behr Equivalent (Home Depot)

    Behr Painted Turtle (710F-6)

    I was super proud of this find! Of all the color matches to Pewter Green, Behr has the closest with this deep green called “Painted Turtle.”

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a wooden sofa with cream cushions and a white side table. Behr Painted Turtle is on the other half.

    If you wanted to get a version of Pewter Green at Home Depot, you’re in luck!

    Painted Turtle may be the slightest bit darker and more green than Pewter Green, but on a wall I don’t think you would ever know the difference.

    Pewter Green Valspar Equivalent (Lowes)

    Here is Pewter Green color matched to a shade of Valspar, available at Lowes:

    Valspar Blackened Pine (5003-2C)

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a wooden bed and wall built-in with grey bedding and wooden side tables. Valspar Blackened Pine is on the other half.

    Blackened Pine is a great match to Pewter Green! It’s a bit lighter, but overall has the same cozy and moody feeling.

    Sherwin Williams Retreat (6207) vs Pewter Green

    Sherwin Williams Retreat is a lighter version of Pewter Green. It is even on the same color strip!

    Retreat is more similar to Benjamin Moore’s Carolina Gull than it is to Pewter Green.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a mid century modern black hall table. Sherwin Williams Retreat is on the other half. In the center of the picture is a circle of Benjamin Moore's Carolina Gull.

    Retreat would be a good choice to use with Pewter Green, or instead, if you wanted something a little lighter.

    Sherwin Williams Rosemary (6187) vs Pewter Green

    Rosemary is very similar to Pewter Green, but slightly more olive in color.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on half of a wall behind a grey wooden bed and wall built-in with grey bedding and wooden side tables. Sherwin Williams Rosemary is on the other half.

    Rosemary would be a good choice if you wanted a deep green like Pewter Green, but don’t want any gray.

    Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive and Pewter Green

    Ripe Olive and Pewter Green look great together in a monochromatic way.

    Sherwin Williams Pewter Green on top half of a wall behind a white bed with white bedding on a white wood floor. Bottom half of the wall is white, with a strip of Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive Running between the two colors.
    Graphic reads "color caomparison Sherwin williams Pewter Green & Ripe Olive" above a picture of a leafy sage green plant. Beside the plant to the right is a strip of Sherwin williams Pewter Green, and under the plant is ripe olive, running into each other in the bottom right corner.

    That’s about it for my Pewter Green deep dive and review. Don’t forget to pin the palette for later!

    Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out some other gorgeous hues:

    Link to warm green post. Graphic of 9 paint dots over a background of a dark green room with a green velvet chair, plants, and a rose gold coffee table. Paint colors from top left to bottom right are: October mist, avocado whip, carolina gull, palace green, oak moss, peale green, ocean tropic, vintage vogue, roycroft bottle green.
    Graphic of 9 green circles reads "Dark Green Paint Colors" From top left to bottom right colors are: vogue green, vine leaf, vintage vogue, tarrytown green, black evergreen, ripe olive, cascades, greenblack, and salamander. Background photo is dark green palm fronds.
    A color chip of SW Thunderous over a picture of a storm.