As an Interior Decorator, I get asked about paint colours a lot. So today I'm sharing five colour palettes that you can use throughout your entire home, all centered around Benjamin Moore's 2019 Colour of the Year Metropolitan.
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Metropolitan is a stylish, mid-tone grey paint colour with blue-green undertones. It's subtle and sophisticated without pretension. It's calming, versatile and neutral making it suitable for almost any design style......hence the reason why I chose it for the base of the following colour schemes. :)
PRO TIP: The paint colour palettes presented here can be used for painting the walls throughout your home, or you can use them as guidelines for selecting furniture and décor. I suggest picking up the paint sample cards from your local paint store and carrying them with you as you shop for furniture and décor. Use the sample cards to compare the colour with furniture and decor you select to help you stay within the guidelines of your chosen colour scheme.
Before we dive in, let’s talk about the grey component in Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan. Grey is calming, soothing and versatile. Grey is actually not a colour, but rather a mix of pure white and dramatic black. Because of its understated quality, it's considered a true neutral and pairs well with almost any colour. Therefore it can be used freely throughout your space. It offers the perfect backdrop for other colours to dominate and is especially popular in contemporary interiors. That being said, grey can feel depressing if too much of it is present. It’s important to balance it with other colours or use warm tones of grey to make it more comforting. These paint colour schemes will do just that.
BENJAMIN MOORE METROPOLITAN #1 | BLUE-GREEN PAINT COLOUR SCHEME
BENJAMIN MOORE METROPOLITAN #2 | SOFT & SUBTLE PAINT COLOUR SCHEME
BENJAMIN MOORE METROPOLITAN #3 | SOFT & SUBTLE PAINT COLOUR SCHEME
BENJAMIN MOORE METROPOLITAN #4 | NEUTRAL GREY COLOUR SCHEME
This neutral grey colour palette is endlessly versatile, refined and classic. It’s comprised of paint colours that pair well with a wide variety of colours.
BENJAMIN MOORE METROPOLITAN #5 | WARM GREY COLOUR SCHEME
So there you have it. Five colour schemes using Benjamin Moore's 2019 Colour of the Year as the starting point. Whether you want to create a home that is rejuvenating, tranquil, sophisticated or casual, Metropolitan delivers. If you get stuck, check out my Online Paint Consult service. I'd love to help you.
Use one of these colour palettes to decorate your home or learn how to create your own colour scheme here.
And, if you have even more questions regarding paint colour, check out these resources:
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