Benjamin Moore Reveals Cool, Gray Metropolitan AF-690 as Color of the Year 2019

Published: October 29, 2018

Benjamin Moore announced its Color of the Year 2019 – Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish 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.”

The company also unveiled its Color Trends 2019, a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious 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 features:

Putnam Ivory HC-39

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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

Metropolitan AF-690

Hale Navy HC-154

Head Over Heels AF-250

Kona AF-165

Decorator’s White OC-149

Pashmina AF-100

Hunter Green 2041-10

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.

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