After designating 2018 as the year of Caliente, a fiery red, Benjamin Moore has settled on a more subdued hue for its 2019 Color of the Year: , a trendy gray with cool undertones.
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore 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.”
And Benjamin Moore didn't stop with the introduction of Metropolitan. The brand has also released its Color Trends 2019, a palette of hues, ranging from neutrals to rich blues and greens, that all complement Metropolitan. Whether you choose to go bold in an entryway by pairing Metropolitan with navy or use the gray shade with a mix of other neutrals in a living room, the curated palette is sure to spark paint ideas.