metropolitan by benjamin moore

Color Spotlight: Metropolitan by Benjamin Moore

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Metropolitan AF-690 was Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year in 2019. It’s a “stylish gray with cool undertones that reflects the modern sophistication of 21st-century design”.

It’s a calm, soothing neutral with an obvious green cast. So while it’s a cool gray color, the green undertones keep it from feeling too cool.

You could use this neutral paint color virtually anywhere in the home.

Coordinating colors include:

  • Frostine
  • Constellation
  • Paper White
  • Black Horizon

It has an LRV of 49.96, which is almost smack-dab in the middle of the light reflecting spectrum (from 0-100).

How Can I Get a Sample?

The best way to try out Sherwin Williams paint colors is to order a 12”x12” peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

A few things I love about these true color samples:

  1. You can easily move them around from room to room.
  2. They cost MUCH less than traditional sample pots, brushes/rollers, and foam boards.
  3. They are more environmentally friendly.

Plus, they’re typically delivered in just 1-3 business days, so you don’t have to add one more errand to your list (and then go back again and again when you don’t like how they look in your space). 

What is a Color Spotlight?

Every day this month, I’m highlighting a different paint color for my readers — mainly colors I haven’t really talked about before on the blog — as a fun little project.

They’re super quick blurbs that you can read in less than five minutes (NOT long, drawn out color reviews).

This will not only expose you to a variety of fun hues you might not have considered, but it’ll also give me fresh ideas for future blog posts.

You can view the entire Color Spotlight collection here.

Happy decorating!


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