The 2019 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year was just announced and I am so excited about it this year! It’s a gorgeous shade of taupe/gray called Benjamin Moore Metropolitan.
Since Benjamin Moore’s forecast comes out so much later than the other paint manufacturers (drives me crazy!), I usually just add Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year to my annual Color Forecasts and Trends and Colors of the Year post that I do in the summer each year. However, this year, I want to talk about Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year and their color forecast because it’s VERY interesting and different from all the other forecasts and I wanted to point out a few things.
So first off, let’s talk a minute about Benjamin Moore’s pick for 2019; Metropolitan.
via Benjamin Moore
When all of the other paint manufacturers picked dark rich colors of the year, I am very surprised to see Benjamin Moore veer from the pack and choose a mid-tone neutral gray. I absolutely LOVE this color but what’s interesting is that this is a color that’s trending today-at this moment-in real time, which is something I have never seen Benjamin Moore do when choosing a color of the year. Just to show you what I mean, I’m seeing this shade of gray/taupe in new construction everywhere as I tour Parade of Homes and new builder communities. Here are some images of the similar colors to Benjamin Moore Metropolitan that I have taken this last year:
Benjamin Moore Fieldstone
Benjamin Moore Shale
Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray
Benjamin Moore Stonington
Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Choosing Metropolitan as their 2019 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year tells me that the color forecasters at Benjamin Moore don’t see gray going away anytime soon and I couldn’t agree more! While grays will continue to be the most popular choice with consumers the next few years, the shades and undertones in the grays will change greatly year to year. In 2019, undertones will continue to warm up and then in 2020, undertones will finally begin to cool after a three year warm-up.
I love that Benjamin Moore decided to choose a color that is something consumer’s would actually consider using in their home instead of an obscure shade of dark eggplant or pistachio green that while pretty, very few of us would use these colors on our walls or cabinetry.
I also wanted to talk about today is that along with Benjamin Moore announcing their color of the year, they also came out with their 2019 Color Forecast, which I also found interesting. Benjamin Moore’s 2019 forecasted colors are also realistic and real-time colors trending today, which again, is very refreshing and really golden information for us looking for great realistic colors! These are all colors that mainstream consumers are using today in a big way! You will recognize several of these colors in the 2019 Benjamin Moore Color Trend below:
Many of these colors on the 2019 Benjamin Moore Color Trends I have used for years and they are on my “Go-To” color list that I have shared with you guys in the past:
So let me show you the Benjamin Moore 2019 colors in action:
Door painted with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
Benjamin Moore Smoke
Benjamin Moore Pashmina
What’s really interesting about these colors is that most of them have been Benjamin Moore’s best selling colors for the last 1-2 years. I think that Benjamin Moore this year wanted to choose colors that are already very popular but will continue to be trending into 2019, which is so refreshing! Every single color on the 2019 Benjamin Moore Color Trends are realistic and colors with strong track records with consumers.
I am really excited about all of Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color Trend picks and the 2019 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year. It’s so nice to see colors that are realistic and that we’ll actually use in our homes. These colors are a fantastic place to start if you’re looking for a color change in your home!
Check out the other paint manufacturer’s 2019 Colors of the Year for my color inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by today!