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Lets talk about Metropolitan AF- 690 shall we? If you have been hanging around here long enough you know about my obsession with color and you know that Benjamin Moore is my fav. I anxiously wait each year to see what color the color experts put out as the most fabulous color of (insert year here ). Each year I hope for a color that makes me heart sing. A color that triggers all the circuits in my big beautiful brain and sets off a bomb of creativity. A bit dramatic; I know.
This year was just like all the other years, I anxiously waited for Benjamin Moore to release their color of the year. The suspense was unbearable.
Color released. Metropolitan AF-690 hits the scene
Me upon realizing the color …
But hey it could be worse…this was me when I saw Sherwin Williams color of the year
So yes, I was a bit disappointed at Benjamin Moore’s color of the year.
Why oh why couldn’t it have been Tuscon Teal or Hunter Green?! But after I picked myself back up off the floor, blew my nose, and wiped my tears, I came around.
I had just finished up a project where I was helping select paint colors and doing a bit of space planning for clients who had just moved into a new home. Before I came on board, they already had had their kitchen repainted….in Metropolitan. AND IT WAS GORGEOUS. So I knew first hand that even though it wasn’t a “color” color (ya know what I mean) it was beautiful and it was versitale!
There are so many ways you can make this color work; so many color combos you could do. I got so inspired that I put together not one but THREE color palettes and moodboards, so you can see just how versatile Metropolitan is!
So, for those of you who are looking to make your spaces more “zen”, consider this color pallette featuring Metropolitan!
For those of you who are more like me and crave that bit of funk and color, here is a board that is fun and energizing.
And just so you men don’t feel left out, here is a masculine take on Metropolitian . Which, I won’t lie…I am totally digging this one.
So, while Metropolitan isn’t exactly the color of year I was hoping, it is totally a color I can get on board with! Tell me, what’s your take on Metropolitan AF-690?!
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