Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year - Metropolitan (AF-690)

Benjamin Moore’s highly anticipated 2019 color of the year has been revealed, and the winner is Metropolitan AF-690. This elegant gray carries cool undertones which are both calm and serene. Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore's Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, states that Metropolitan AF-690 is comforting, composed, and effortlessly sophisticated. This cool gray represents a state of mind which is contemplative, soothing, impactful, and non-aggressive. It makes a subtle statement. Metropolitan AF-690 is a far cry from 2018’s color of the year: Caliente, a fiery, fierce red. While last year's color reflected the passion and voices which were speaking up all around the world at the time, this year’s color reflects a more subdued, calm chaos. In addition to the 2019 color of the year, Benjamin Moore has also released a new palette of hues which circ7e around Metropolitan AF-690. The collection of colors, called Color Trends 2019, range from neutral gray colors to rich colors like blue and green — all of which work in combination with Metropolitan. Benjamin Moore’s color of the year was chosen by O’Neill and a team of experts who canvas the globe every year in search of a color which represents the world’s current state of mind. Metropolitan adapts to its surroundings and is considered an agreeable, soothing, and restful hue which has a calming effect that allows people to break away from all the chaos in the world for a moment. This mid-tone color is calm but also has a glamorous appeal. 2019’s color of the year is available in a wide selection of Benjamin Moore Products. Considered a serene color which can be glamorous or formal depending on execution, this color can be paired with soft pink, blush, green, and more. It is available in an assortment of Benjamin Moore products, including: Contact us today for help choosing the right Benjamin Moore product for your project.