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2019 Paint Color of the Year

Carolyn Leiter How to's

Benjamin Moore Palette

Let's talk about color...paint color!

Every year all of the paint manufacturers come out with their Color of the Year, and this year I must say that Benjamin Moore's choice of Metropolitan gray is one I am very excited about. It is a beautiful neutral gray that is not too cool, nor too warm. Choosing furniture and accessories to match will be much easier for the DIY decorator and for others like myself who struggle with the plethora of color choices.


Benjamin Moore went one step further and included their 2019 Color Trends Palette which includes fourteen complementary paint hues that create a harmonious color palette to go along with Metropolitan. What’s more, all these paint colors coordinate well with each other, making choosing paint colors for more than one wall or room a breeze. I love that!



It was a bold choice for Benjamin Moore to go with a neutral tone, as all the other paint manufacturers picked deep, rich, dark colors.  Behr chose Blueprint, a darker, full-bodied blue, and Sherwin Williams went with Cavern Clay, a rich, dark earth tone. Both are beautiful colors, but consumers may shy away from making such a bold statement in their homes. With Metropolitan, it will be easy to introduce color to the room through accessories, such as flowers, wall decor, rugs, and window dressings. Accessorizing with color against a neutral background works well for anyone not interested in dark colors on their walls, and makes it easier to change the color scheme.



The biggest reason I am excited about Metropolitan is that it pairs well with White Dove, which is the most popular furniture paint color in our store. White Dove is also neutral and compliments Metropolitan and the rest of the Benjamin Moore 2019 Color Trend Palette.

We will be freshening up the store with new paint in the next couple of months and will be using Metropolitan and its complementary colors to do so. It will be fun to see how all the colors work together with our furniture, faux floral, and home décor. I am excited to share with you why I choose the colors and all the items I decorate with in future blog posts. Until then...

Happy Decorating!

Carolyn Leiter

Carolyn is a Derry, NH native who is passionate about making houses into homes. Outside of Revived, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her children and granddaughter.



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