The cool, gray hue is meant to be understated yet impactful.
Benjamin Moore has announced its 2019 Color of the Year—Metropolitan (AF-690), a "stylish gray with cool undertones."
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore's director of strategic design intelligence. “It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground,” she says. The subdued selection is a stark contrast to last year's fiery red "Caliente".
The paint brand also unveiled its Color Trends 2019, a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues that further amplify Metropolitan AF-690. Ranging from ethereal neutrals to frothy pinks to rich blues and greens, the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2019 palette includes the following colorways:
Emphasizing the neutral and calming effects of gray, the Color Trends 2019 color card illustrates how to capture quietude in any setting. Elements include the blending of heathered grays and soft linens to create an enveloping haze in a living room; utilizing reflective metallic accents and easygoing neutrals to add a comforting factor to a sleek kitchen; and creating a dose of modest allure to an elegant entryway by coating the walls, doors and trim in a bold navy blue.
Learn more about Metropolitan and the 2019 Color Trends at Benjamin Moore.