Benjamin Moore Announces the 2019 Color of the Year




Color of the Year Metropolitan AF

Interior designers, architects, painting contractors and influencers were buzzing yesterday in anticipation of Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2019. Once guests gathered for the announcement, a video with soothing visuals and anticipatory music was projected on an entire wall of the room. With champagne in hand, the crowd watched in awe, each making their guesses, until finally the words “Metropolitan AF-690” flashed before our eyes.

Color of the Year NewsWe had the honor to chat with Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore's Color and Design Expert during a Facebook Live interview to discuss the exciting news about this stylish gray with cool undertones. She noted, “It's a sophisticated, beautiful shade of gray that's also complex and nuanced, especially with the way that the light reacts to it.” She added, “The inspiration for the color was to find this common ground, and we found that the gray really provided that balance.”

Benjamin Moore also shared their Color Trends 2019 report, a palette of 15 hues that further amplify the cultured grace of Metropolitan AF-690.

Ranging from ethereal neutrals to frothy pinks to rich blues and greens, the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2019 palette also features Putnam Ivory HC-39, Balboa Mist OC-27, Kendall Charcoal HC-166, Smoke 2122-40, Black Pepper 2130-40, Soft Fern 2144-40, Cloud White OC-130, Beau Green 2054-20, Hale Navy HC-154, Head Over Heels AF-250, Kona AF-165, Decorator's White OC-149, Pashmina AF-100 and Hunter Green 2041-10.

Color of the Year

Emphasizing the calming role gray plays in society, the Color Trends 2019 color card illustrates how to capture the coveted feeling of restorative 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. 

To learn more about the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends 2019 palette, or to find the closest Benjamin Moore retailer, visit benjaminmoore.com

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