What’s in a name? When it comes to understanding Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2019, the name is all you need to know.
metropolitan (me-truh-pol-i-tn) adj. 1. of, noting, or characteristic of a metropolis or its inhabitants, especially in culture, sophistication, or in accepting and combining a wide variety of people, ideas, etc. (dictionary.com)
A light, silver grey, the choice of Metropolitan AF-690 is a marked change in direction for Benjamin Moore’s Colours of the Year over the past two years.
2017’s Shadow 2117-30 was variously described as ‘bold’. ‘moody’, ‘saturated’ and ‘striking’. And the name says it all for 2018’s Caliente AF-290. This red-hot chili pepper of a shade was called a ‘game changing’ colour of the year.
In stark contrast to Shadow and Caliente, Benjamin Moore describes Metropolitan this way:
“Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty and balance.”
Metropolitan is Very, Well, Metropolitan
It’s quite telling that the word ‘sophisticated/sophistication’ appears in both the dictionary definition of ‘metropolitan’ and Benjamin Moore’s description of Metropolitan AF-690.
Where Shadow and Caliente were statements all on their own, Metropolitan has the sophistication to work harmoniously with a wide variety of decors, styles, textures, and colours. And to let others have the spotlight while it sits elegantly in the background.
As Ellen O’Neill of Benjamin Moore puts it, “Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s composed. It just is. This is colour, off-duty.”
Metropolitan’s versatile neutrality means you can use it in combination with other lighter shades to create a sense-soothing ambiance or let it be the ‘off-duty’ shade that plays the supporting role to bold statements in your furniture and accessories.
To learn more about Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Colour of the Year, Metropolitan AF-690, call or drop into your nearest The Paint People location today.