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Benjamin Moore Announces 2019 Color of the Year

The brand chose Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish gray with cool undertones.

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Benjamin Moore Metropolitan AF 690 chair and wall

Benjamin Moore today announced its 2019 Color of the Year – Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish gray with cool undertones. The selection was unveiled last night to leading interior designers, architects, painting contractors and influencers at an exclusive event held at The Grill & The Pool at the Seagram Building in New York.

“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 color leader 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

• 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.

To learn more about the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends 2019 palette, or to find the closest Benjamin Moore retailer, visit www.benjaminmoore.com.

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