We know, we were a little hard on Sherwin-Williams for their dated pick of Cavern Clay for their Color of the Year (we’re standing strong on our position though!) but Benjamin Moore saved the day with a chic, soothing choice. The 2019 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year is Metropolitan AF-690. It’s a light gray with cool undertones that serves as the perfect backdrop. The company calls the shade “calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated” and says it “exudes glamour, beauty and balance.” We totally agree.
"It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design," states Ellen O’Neill, Director of Strategic Design Intelligence at Benjamin Moore. "Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground." Sounds like exactly what we need after a crazy 2018! Benjamin Moore also chose corresponding colors as part of its 2019 palette, which are a great starting point when you’re trying to figure out what shades pair well with Metropolitan.
Here are some ways to incorporate Metropolitan into your space:
What do you think of Metropolitan?
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