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2019 Trend Colors

Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty and balance.

“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

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Hirshfield’s Paints 2019 Trend Colors

The colors for 2019 reflect the contrasts of everyday life, celebrated here with four dynamic palettes. Past and future intertwine in DNA, while craft and technology are celebrated in unison with Craft Luxe and Humanity Within. The natural world takes center stage with the restorative colors of The Happiness Project contrasting with the otherworldly depths of our Color of The Year: Into the Stratosphere.


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Celebrating our roots is at the heart of this palette. Through nostalgia and the power of the future, we have colors that will move us forward with Atmosphere and Into the Stratosphere. Treasuring our past through the classic shades of Sweet Angelica, Kung Fu and Sugar Dust.

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Immersed in this captivating dark blue we can imagine a journey into deep seas and endless night skies. Uplifting yet mysterious, and eternally elegant, this midnight hue is sure to transform any space into something extraordinary.


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Craft Luxe

Unexpected harmony emerges from this craft inspired group. Framed by the contrasting neutrality of deep November Storms and comforting Elk Skin, a unique duo shine through. The artistic pairing of Temptress and Yellow Umbrella center you as the curator of gorgeous décor.


Humanity Within

The blurring of boundaries between man and machine inspires this collection. Curious technology inspired neutrals are reflected in Techile and Dark River, while Oak Tone and Power Lunch hint at the humanity within. A passionate punch of Siren is the lifeblood and energy of the group.


The Happiness Project

With a joyful attitude, this palette is the remedy for our hectic lives. The restorative power of nature flows from the calming neutrals of Deep Space and Ice Flow with a verdant pop of Perennial Garden. The happy glow of Jack-O-Lantern is as cheerful as the name suggests.


Hirshfield’s Paints 2018 Trend Colors

Colors for 2018 have an air of quiet sophistication with beautiful palettes crafted to enhance your mood and environment. A modern approach to neutrals is a key feature with our Color of the Year Plume Grass as a perfect example. This delicately tinted neutral from our Eco-Chic collection hints at the softest green of wild summer grasses to blend effortlessly inside and outside of your home.

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Hirshfield's 2018 Color Trends


Nature’s gifts will forever inspire our décor, and with this capsule collection of gentle outdoor hues we bring the delicate interplay of color and light inside. The grounding tones of Day Spa and Moonscape are elevated with the whisper of Plume Grass and misty Metal Flake.

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A subtly green tinted shade capturing the swaying of wild grasses in a summer breeze. This atmospheric hue is the epitome of a modern neutral, clearly tinted but delicately balanced making it perfect as a fashion statement with a timeless feel.


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The retro inspiration and innovative combination of fresh hues and contemporary neutrals within this palette feels at once surprising and familiar. Summer Memory rekindles our love affair with a vibrant coral calmed by the refreshing Plunge green and a duo of subtly nuanced greys.

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Serenity Found

This harmonious quartet of serene classics inspire a mood of reflection and inspiration. The uplifting warmth of Blessed Blue and the rich depth of Kung Fu are showcased by the modern neutrality of Au Natural and Burning Idea.

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Elegant Simplicity

The most perfectly balanced palette of color perfection. From the decadent luxury of Wildwood and Berry Crush to the cool elegance of Soft Leather and Italian Ice. A gentle pink breath of Cliffswallow is the most contemporary of highlights.

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Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year, Caliente AF-290, is strong, radiant and full of energy.

“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

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Benjamin Moore’s COLOR OF THE YEAR: Shadow 2117-30

Explore the mystique behind Shadow 2117-30, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2017. Shadow 2117-30 is integral to Color Trends 2017, a palette of 23 colors that represent Benjamin Moore’s view on the year’s most influential hues. 

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is a master of ambiance. “It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore, Creative Director