Bold and calm are hallmarks of 2019
Beauti-Tone and Benjamin Moore announced their choice for 2019 Colour of the Year recently.
Benjamin Moore named Metropolitan, a stylish grey with cool undertones, as its Colour of the Year.
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan exudes beauty and balance,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence. “It’s a colour in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous grey creates a soothing, impactful common ground.”
The company also unveiled its Colour Trends 2019, a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues that further amplify the cultured grace of Metropolitan. Ranging from ethereal neutrals to frothy pinks to rich blues and greens, the Benjamin Moore Colour Trends 2019 palette features Putnam Ivory, Balboa Mist, Kendall Charcoal, Smoke, Black Pepper, Soft Fern, Cloud White, Beau Green, Metropolitan, Hale Navy, Head Over Heels, Kona, Decorator’s White, Pashmina and Hunter Green.
Emphasizing the calming role grey plays in society, the Colour Trends 2019 colour card illustrates how to capture the coveted feeling of restorative quiet in any setting. Elements include the blending of heathered greys and soft linens to create an enveloping haze in a living room; utilizing reflective metallic accents and easygoing neutrals to add a comforting factor to a sleek kitchen; and creating a dose of modest allure to an elegant entryway by coating the walls, doors and trim in a bold navy blue.
The richness and nuance demonstrated through the Colour of the Year and Colour Trends 2019 palette can be achieved only with Benjamin Moore products. Offering residential and commercial paints for any project, the Benjamin Moore portfolio includes Aura, Aura Bath & Spa, Regal Select, Ultra Spec, Benjamin Moore Natura ben, Advance, Arborcoat and Aura Grand Entrance.
All 3,500 Benjamin Moore colours are available in pint samples at retailers, along with Colour Trends 2019 curated palette cards. Benjamin Moore products are found exclusively at the more than 5,000 Benjamin Moore independently owned paint and decorating retailers across Canada and the U.S.
Beauti-Tone is taking a more dramatic look at 2019 with the release of its Simon Chang 2019/20 Trend Colour Collection. Made up of 24 hues, some traditional, some contemporary — and some that are downright edgy — this collection features many shades that are even deeper, richer and more intense than on previous Beauti-Tone trend colour cards.
“Much like the way we Canadians are embracing our individuality and flexing our muscles when it comes to our independence, this colour collection sets the tone for being different and setting yourself apart. Out of the ordinary is the new normal,” says Bev Bell, creative director, Beauti-Tone, a division of Home Hardware Stores.
Canadians are embracing luscious, saturated colours, experimenting more and finding joy and excitement when it all works well.
“Nothing helps the psyche more than to add a bit of edginess, and to love the result,” adds Bell.
While many of the colours can be used to paint an entire room, others, like Beauti-Tone’s Colour of the Year, Tropic of Conversation are fun to play with, either as an accent wall, on furniture pieces and interior doors, or hidden spots like inside closets or drawers.
“This bold colour choice is an homage to our positively powerful state of mind,” says Bell.
Tropic of Conversation is full of warmth, joy and positive energy. This vibrant orange hue is easy to engage with.
“I just love this colour because it is saturated in positivity,” enthuses Bell. Not intended to stand alone, it is a very social colour, beautiful to pair with softer or muted tones for maximum impact.
This is the sixth colourful collaboration between Canadian style icon Simon Chang and the design experts at Beauti-Tone, one of Canada’s largest Canadian-owned paint manufacturers. “Finding influence from the runway and taking inspiration from decor trends such as natural wood, classic whites, luxe high sheen fabrics and metal finishes,” says Simon Chang, “we created a collection of fashion-forward hues that are approachable, full of character and meant to expand your comfort zone.”
Beauti-Tone’s Simon Chang 2019/20 Trend Colour Collection colours and colour cards are available exclusively at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre locations across Canada.