Benjamin Moore Reveals its 'Not Arresting or Aggressive' 2019 Color of the Year
They want to set the tone as neutral as possible.
The brand’s color of choice was a cool gray, dubbed Metropolitan AF-690. The selection is meant to emphasize the “calming role gray plays in society,” a company spokesperson tells PEOPLE in a statement.
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, said. “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.”
As part of their big reveal, the paint brand also unleashed their palette of 15 color trends that highlight their color of the year, which include a range from neutrals to light pinks, to deep blues and greens.
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Benjamin Moore’s announcement follows two other paint companies who have already announced their color selections for the upcoming year. In June, paint pros PPG announced their pick was a rich shade of teal called Night Watch, while in September, Sherwin Williams announced their 2019 color choice: a warm orange hue named Cavern Clay.