Metropolitan

In the last quarter of the year different companies are announcing their color of the year. Benjamin Moore was making a strong statement in 2018 with Caliente, they choose a much more neutral color for 2019: Metropolitan.

  Benjamin Moore  - color of the year

Benjamin Moore - color of the year


“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It's neutral. It's understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty."
 

—Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Metropolitan: quietude where daily life gets more and more hectic. Fragility in a more competitive world. Taking a break to see again the beauty around us. A touch of glamour in an effortless sophisticated way.

 leaves via  Still  - bedroom  Benjamin Moore  - Urchin chandelier  Porta Romana

leaves via Still - bedroom Benjamin Moore - Urchin chandelier Porta Romana

Layered grays for a soft approach when designing your bedroom, it will bring a cozy touch. You will sooth al senses when using Metropolitan in combination with a hint of pink, specially as we want more than ever to have serenity at home, so no better place to start than the bedroom.

 bathroom via  That Kind of Woman  - bathrobe  Decopur

bathroom via That Kind of Woman - bathrobe Decopur

Bleu and green tones are maybe the most popular colors for bathrooms but why not a grey tone. Metropolitan is a neutral color, not aggressive but soothing, timeless and classical. You can combine Metropolitan with some wood furniture to make it warmer. Grey tones will change appearance depending on the colors you combine it with. They can look colder or warmer, depending on what you use in the rest of the room.

 kitchen  Benjamin Moore  - bowl porcelain  Golden Biscotti

kitchen Benjamin Moore - bowl porcelain Golden Biscotti

Metropolitan for the kitchen is timeless, add contrast with a bold color for the cabinets to give it a contemporary look. Easy to combine with other grey tones and warm neutrals. Metropolitan is a grey tone which is fitting different interior designing styles. Very versatile, easy to use, you can’t make mistake by using this new color of the year.

  living room  - Stoneware ceramic bottles  Sara Paloma  - cowhide pillow  Life Style by Cara

living room - Stoneware ceramic bottles Sara Paloma - cowhide pillow Life Style by Cara

Bringing some glamour in your home doesn’t mean you have to add glitter, it can be done in a much more sophisticated way. A play of gray tones for an elegant base on which you can add some precious decor elements. Metropolitan will be the perfect choice as it won’t take all the attention but it will high light your design pieces, putting them on the foreground. Add a statement piece in a monochromatic room.

When Benjamin Moore is announcing the color of the year they bring a whole range of colors to works with. They make it easy for you to make the perfect combinations.

 office via  Coco Lapin Design  - red accessories via  Unsplash

office via Coco Lapin Design - red accessories via Unsplash

Grey tones are a perfect base, everything will fit with it. A color which will only bring out the beauty in all the things around, it is not going to be in competition with the other colors, it will be on the background. Economical seen Metropolitan will be a perfect choice, it will look different as soon as you change the accessories. But take care when using grey in the office, grey is a color which is not going to put you in a productive mood, you need to add some color accents. Red is a color for action, so the perfect choice for the office.

 yarns via  Lifes good more often than not  - pullover Massimo Dutti via  Zalando  - city view via  Unsplash

yarns via Lifes good more often than not - pullover Massimo Dutti via Zalando - city view via Unsplash

When daily life can get overwhelming we need something to go back to to keep us in balance. Hectic life in the city, a competitive world to work in, we need some coziness, something we can rely on. It is time to refresh, to find our inner soul back.

Metropolitan is a winner, this trendy grey with cool undertones is already a classic

  • fragile

  • refreshing - beauty

  • perfect base - giving balance - soothing

  • glamorous - sophisticated

  • coziness in contrast with city life

  • economical a very good choice as it will not go out of trend

Metropolitan is something for you? In which room would you use it?

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