Benjamin Moore® Presents 2019 Colour of the Year

April 1, 2019

Capturing the intensity of the city and combining it with an infusion of tranquility, Benjamin Moore’s® 2019 Colour of the Year, Metropolitan AF-690, has won the hearts of professional decorators and homeowners alike. Without a backwards glance, the design team at Benjamin Moore® has left behind the previous year’s flaming Caliente red to embrace a soothing gray hero colour, supported by a palette of harmonious hues.

Metropolitan is an exquisite colour that accomplishes both a feeling of restfulness and rejuvenation. Fourteen complementary colours in the accompanying colour palette were carefully designed to work seamlessly to bring out the many faces of Metropolitan. Together, they create a vibrant, radiating, serene, composed or cosmopolitan space.

At ColourWorks Painting Design, we have some great ideas on how to use this enigmatic colour to bring out the best in your Toronto home or office. Let your imagination dive into the complementing hues to discover a truly appealing combination that elevates your space to new heights.

Let’s look at 5 stunning uses for Metropolitan gray.

1. Working elegantly

Try Metropolitan AF-690 in your office or business for a sophisticated and placid setting. Use Hale Navy as a complement colour to convey trustworthiness and reliability. For a crisp presentation, finish the trim in Decorator’s White or add energy with a touch of colour in Smoke.

2. Living comfortably

Use Metropolitan in the living room or great room for an incredibly welcoming space. Coziness is layered with additions of complementary grays in Kendall Charcoal, Balboa Mist and Black Pepper. These calm neutrals create a striking setting that can make this the favorite room in the house.

3. Resting completely

Create a relaxing bedroom with Metropolitan paired with a sweetly soft peachy-pink Head Over Heels or a deeply soothing Hunter Green. Or continue building on light neutrals with Metropolitan as the hero colour and Putnam Ivory or Pashmina as the complements. Kona brown makes a beautiful addition as well.

4. Cooking stylishly

Add heart to your kitchen with a base of Metropolitan paired with Black Pepper and Cloud White. A splash of nautical Hale Navy on the base cabinets or kitchen island strikes a delicate balance between playful and refined. Or add an interesting Beau Green accent to turn up the heat.

5. Dining pleasantly

For a peaceful place to enjoy loved ones and good food, consider starting with Metropolitan and layering Soft Fern on the ceiling and trim. Pull definition into the space with Hale Navy used as a very specific accent in a small way. This understated combination creates a comfortable setting for many happy memories to come.

Get your free consultation today!

Ready to set the stage in your home with this new colour palette that ushers in a sense of calm to bring out the best in you? Give us a call today at (416) 920-4482, email us to schedule your free initial consultation, or ask us for a quote. We’d love to partner with you to design and to create an engaging, resonant space that can help you unplug and enjoy life to its fullest.

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