“Metropolitan” Color of the Year 2019

November 22, 2018

Benjamin Moore, my personal go-to paint company, just announced Metropolitan AF-690 as color of the year 2019. I usually don’t pay a whole lot of attention to these “so called” colors of the year, but our dining room happens to be Metropolitan! I thought it would be helpful to show some views of the dining room, and link back to a post from last year with my favorite gray paint colors.

Because let’s be real, while a lot of us are sick of gray…it is safe and versatile and plays well with other neutrals and a variety of colors. Here’s a quick look at some of my favorites:


In the dining room, I paired Metropolitan with blush, whites and wood tones. I used black accents too keep the room from feeling too feminine or sweet.

metropolitan-gray-benjamin-moore-dining-roomHere are some of the color combinations and reasoning the Benjamin Moore teams gives for choosing Metropolitan AF-690 for color of the year 2019:

“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.”

What do you think? Are you still loving gray or ready for something else!? I do agree when done the right way a gray like Metropolitan can feel layered, restful and calming. I’m still happy with the living room almost three years later!

Here Elle Decor weighs in on their feelings about Metropolitan.

And here one of my favorite design bloggers talks about why seeing a paint color online is NOT the same as seeing it in your home! Definitely a good read before deciding to paint. I always recommend testing paint colors in your room before buying a gallon/s.

Happy Painting!


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