Benjamin Moore Drops 2019 Color, Palette


New Jersey-based paints and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore unveiled late last week its 2019 Color of the Year and color trends forecast, producing a cool, calm and collected palette of gray neutrals.

The color pick, Metropolitan AF-690, is a light gray that the company says emphasizes the calming role that shades of gray play in society.

“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 larger 2019 palette consists of 14 additional shades that Benjamin Moore says work with Metropolitan to “capture the coveted feeling of restorative quietude in any setting.”

The collection includes:

  • 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; and
  • Hunter Green 2041-10.

The company notes that “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.”


Tagged categories: Aesthetics; Asia Pacific; Benjamin Moore; Color; Color + Design; Color + Design; Color forecasts; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America

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