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Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year is Metropolitan AF-690. A classic, traditional shade and a sharp contrast from last year’s vibrant Caliente, Metropolitan is perfect for almost any project in your home and pairs well with any color whether you’re aiming for a neutral look or bright, inviting tones.
We talked to Michael Freeman, one of our paint salesmen and color specialists at our Crozet store to learn more about the versatility of Metropolitan.
“In color psychology, gray is formal, conservative, and sophisticated. It is the color of perfect balance. It speaks of industry and relaxation, warmth and coolness. It is the most pragmatic of colors that can change its usage depending on its depth and undertone,” Michael said.
“Benjamin Moore’s COTY AF-690 Metropolitan is a soft and relaxing gray that can help melt away the stress of a long day, tone down a vibrant accent color, or tie together an entire color palette,” he adds. “Many may think of gray as boring and dull but in reality it is a great neutral color that can help bring about a nice, relaxing atmosphere. AF-690 Metropolitan is a versatile color that when paired with the right colors, can be sleek and sophisticated for the more modern look or classy and cozy for that farmhouse feel.”
Michael continues: “Along with their 2019 COTY Benjamin Moore’s top-notch design team has presented a beautiful collection of colors in their Color Trends Collection. These complementary tones range from pale blues, to deep greens, from soft pinks, to creamy whites. In a time when it seems that everything and everyone is pulling in different directions, AF-690 Metropolitan brings it all back together in 2019.”
“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.” —Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.