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Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, leading North American paint brand Benjamin Moore has revealed Metropolitan AF-690 as its highly anticipated Colour of the Year for 2019. Unveiled alongside a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues that amplify the cultural significance of this enveloping shade, the latest Colour Trends introduce a narrative of adaptability, balance and modest allure.

Canvassing the globe and drawing inspiration from the arts, international architecture, textiles and home furnishings, the Benjamin Moore Colour Studio discovered that what people wanted was quiet. A silvery grey with cool undertones, the 2019 colour of the year adapts effortlessly to its surroundings and for the first time has been presented in both an eggshell and semi-gloss finish. Exuding softness when matte or delivering an elegant shimmer with a sheen finish, Metropolitan reinvents the concept of grey with an easy going and flawlessly balanced neutral tone.
Ranging from ethereal neutrals and slipper pinks to rich blues and greens, the 2019 colour palette illustrates the endless versatility of this neutral shade. Emphasizing the calming role grey plays in society, this collection of colours captures the sought-after feeling of calm and serenity in any home setting.
Underpinning all of the fantastic Benjamin Moore product lines is the proprietary Gennex® Waterborne colourant technology. All Benjamin Moore paints are custom mixed, giving customers access to an unrivalled palette of colours. Gennex® colourants fortify the paint to enhance colour durability for a long lasting and resilient finish.

1. WALL & TRIM: Metropolitan (AF-690).
2. WALLS: Metropolitan (AF-690), TRIM: Decorator’s White (OC-149), CABINET: Pashmina (AF-100).
3. WALL: Metropolitan (AF-690), TRIM: Decorator’s White (OC-149).
4. WALLS: Metropolitan (AF-690), TRIM: Decorator’s White (OC-149), CABINET: Pashmina (AF-100).
5. WALLS: Metropolitan (AF-690).
6. WALLS: Metropolitan (AF-690), CABINETS: Hale Navy (HC-154).
7. WALL & TRIM: Metropolitan (AF-690).
8. WALLS: Metropolitan (AF-690), TRIM: Decorator’s White (OC-149).
9. & 10. WALL & MANTEL: Metropolitan (AF-690)

Prices start from £20.50 for 0.94L of paint from the Regal Select Flat range.

If you would like to receive further information, high res images or expert comment please contact
Gemma Kaiser at In The White Room: T: 01892 511 867

Shaw Paints Ltd
Benjamin Moore products are distributed exclusively in the UK by Shaw Paints Ltd. Established in May 2015 by founder Craig Shaw, Shaw Paints Ltd. shares the vision and values of Benjamin Moore and wishes to extend the company’s industry leading brands, products and services to become the clear benchmark for colour and quality in the UK. 

Benjamin Moore & Co
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. 

The portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura® and Regal® Select, as well as the most environmentally friendly premium paint in the US marketplace, Natura®. Benjamin Moore is renowned for its expansive colour portfolio, offering consumers and designers more than 3,500 colours.