Benjamin Moore Metropolitan Review & Inspiration
What We Love About Metropolitan AF-690
This calm, sophisticated gray is a medium shade, deep enough to provide contrast yet light enough to create an airy, peaceful space. With a hint of warmth, it’s an ideal neutral for walls and cabinetry, and looks equally elegant in both matte and glossy finishes. Metropolitan was Benjamin Moore Color Of The Year in 2019, accompanied by a collection of neutral shades accented by deep blue and green.
Benjamin Moore Metropolitan Undertones
Metropolitan appears as a perfectly neutral gray, but it has green undertones that add a hint of warmth. In brightly lit spaces the warm green undertones prevent it from taking on a cool blue cast. In North-facing rooms or cool climates it may seem to develop blue undertones, but the effect is usually minimal. Metropolitan has a medium level of reflectance, so unlike some shades of gray it won’t make a room too dark. A modern color with classical roots, Metropolitan is a reliable and versatile mid-tone gray that works beautifully in open floor plans.
Neutral Gray Inspiration: Metropolitan AF-690
This versatile shade of gray brings traditional woodwork to life in a master bedroom:
Complimented by deep navy blue cabinets, Metropolitan recedes to create a neutral backdrop for natural tones in this stylish kitchen:
Metropolitan gray accented by yellow creates a crisp, modern and sunny space:
Metropolitan is a versatile, neutral shade that works beautifully with colors in adjoining rooms:
Buy Metropolitan AF-690 Paint & Samples
Metropolitan is available at Ring’s End in a variety of paint sheens and sizes. Buy it in our best-selling Benjamin Moore paint line today!
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If you like the medium gray of Metropolitan but want a color that’s slightly cool, check out Metro Gray 1459. For a warmer, lighter gray, try Revere Pewter HC-172 for a rustic feel. Metropolitan is complimented by deep colors like Hunter Green 2041-10 and Hale Navy HC 154.