Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year
Taken from Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore had to select from 3,500 colors to determine the 2019 Color of the Year. After a lot of time and deliberation, they selected Metropolitan AF-690. It’s a smooth, stylish gray that exudes elegance, serenity, and balance. What a great color to start the new year with!
Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore’s Director of Strategic Design Intelligence describes it as “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 color makes you feel at ease, while at the same time presenting a smooth, stylish appeal. As a neutral, it is also a highly versatile color that will work beautifully in almost any room of your home! Metropolitan looks stunning whether in your bedroom, living room, home office, or bathroom.
Colors that can be paired with Metropolitan to create a more subtle, low impact look include pale pinks and purples and soft earthy neutrals. For a more dramatic look, you can pair rich, deep greens and blues with Metropolitan.
Taken from Benjamin Moore
Along with selecting the color of the year, Benjamin Moore develops a full color palette to go with it! This palette is absolutely beautiful, and might be just what you need to create an amazing look for your home this year.
Benjamin Moore’s color palette for 2019 is focused around earthy tones, pale neutrals, and rich darks. The colors in this palette are incredibly smooth, calming, and complementary to the color of the year, Metropolitan AF-690.
For some ideas as to how this palette can be used in your home, the following is Benjamin Moore’s description of the palette and it’s applications: “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.” These are just a few ideas for how the colors in this palette can be utilized in your home, but the possibilities are endless!
The overall theme of this year’s color palette is combining soft with sheek. Featuring grounded, earthy tones with cool undertones, the palette offers an understated, yet sophisticated look.
When you make decisions about your home’s design, you should factor in what you like over what the current trend is. However, if you’re not quite sure what it is you like, or what style is the best fit for you, don’t be afraid to seek out inspiration from top trends that might just peak your interest!
There is an abundance of resources at your disposal, including getting design help from a Wenzinista. If you would like some help coordinating a color scheme for your next project, we would be happy to help! Our designers are always here to offer assistance and show you the latest trends in design.
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