Benjamin Moore announces 2019 Color of the Year + 15-Color Palette

Hey, hey, hey, color lovers worldwide!

It’s your color girl Lauren here. I extend sincerest apologies for delaying in the regular blog posts, but things have been very busy in my color world. For starters, Benjamin Moore has announced their 2019 Color of the Year, METROPOLITAN AF-690. At first glance, maybe it looks like a drab gray, but think again. Metropolitan serves as a beautiful backdrop for loads of other colorful accents and paint color options. I really love it myself! I was also happy to see a warm brown in the selection of Kona this season.

BM 2019 COTY Main Photo.jpg

If you look at the 15-color palette designated by Benjamin Moore, you’ll note an abundance of neutrals and greens. I love that we have soft greens, a slightly bold green and then a deep forest green. Good old faithful Hale Navy made the cut, and I have to say that I specify that color a lot for doors and cabinets. Decorator’s White is super strong, and I like it, as well, as a “clean” color to pair with other vivid hues.

Benjamin Moore 2019 Color Palette

I want to show some examples of how these colors work in different spaces, and thanks predominantly to Benjamin Moore on Pinterest, I am able to! I did find a few other great examples on other sites, and photo credit is listed in those cases. Check these out:

 Beau Green 2054-20

Beau Green 2054-20

 Hunter Green 2041-10 PHOTO CREDIT: Aestate

Hunter Green 2041-10 PHOTO CREDIT: Aestate

 Soft Fern 2144-40 PHOTO CREDIT: Kelly Bernier Designs

Soft Fern 2144-40 PHOTO CREDIT: Kelly Bernier Designs

 Hale Navy HC-154

Hale Navy HC-154

 Kona AF-165 PHOTO CREDIT: Lucy Willis Interiors

Kona AF-165 PHOTO CREDIT: Lucy Willis Interiors

 Walls in Smoke 2122-40 | Trim in Decorator’s White OC-149

Walls in Smoke 2122-40 | Trim in Decorator’s White OC-149

 Cabinets in Head Over Heels AF-250 | Walls in Metropolitan AF-690 | Door + trim in Decorator’s White OC-149

Cabinets in Head Over Heels AF-250 | Walls in Metropolitan AF-690 | Door + trim in Decorator’s White OC-149

 Putnam Ivory HC-39

Putnam Ivory HC-39

 Kendall Charcoal HC-166

Kendall Charcoal HC-166

I want to personally invite anyone here in Houston who is interested to attend our 2019 Benjamin Moore COLOR OF THE YEAR Launch Party at the Decorative Center on Woodway and Sage. It will be held on November 1st and does require an RSVP.

To attend, please email me directly at lauren@lfbcolor.com. At that point, I will give you more details and put your name on the attendees list.

Have a great rest of your week, color lovers!!

Lauren