Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is Here!

 Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year, Metropolitan AF-690. Image via  Benjamin Moore .

Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year, Metropolitan AF-690. Image via Benjamin Moore.

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.

Benjamin Moore 2019 Color Trends

Here are some ways to incorporate Metropolitan into your space:

 Mix Metropolitan with light pink and shades of gray for a serene, dreamy space. Image via  Benjamin Moore .

Mix Metropolitan with light pink and shades of gray for a serene, dreamy space. Image via Benjamin Moore.

 Use it to soften modern and rustic elements for a grounding effect. Via  Benjamin Moore .

Use it to soften modern and rustic elements for a grounding effect. Via Benjamin Moore.

 Pair the soft gray with warm metallics for the perfect balance and a hint of glam. Via  Benjamin Moore .

Pair the soft gray with warm metallics for the perfect balance and a hint of glam. Via Benjamin Moore.

 Use Metropolitan in accents like upholstery with dark, bold walls to give the eye a place to rest. Via  Benjamin Moore .

Use Metropolitan in accents like upholstery with dark, bold walls to give the eye a place to rest. Via Benjamin Moore.

What do you think of Metropolitan?

If you’ve been inspired to refresh your own space, contact Ella Design Group to schedule a consultation!