-Andrea Magno, Director of Color Marketing & Development
How does Benjamin Moore choose our Color of the Year and the corresponding Color Trends Palette?Our annual celebration of color is the result of a yearlong exploration into design, art, fashion, cultural and environmental influences around the globe. From Benjamin Moore’s library of over 3,500 colors, we carefully curate a Color Trends palette that balances modern-day relevance with long-lasting appeal. At the center is one special hue that defines the palette—and the moment: the Color of the Year.
Color of the Year: A Look Back
First Light 2102-70: Color of the Year 2020
A refreshing alternative to white or beige, this soft, airy pink flatters any space and plays well with other colors.
Metropolitan AF-690: Color of the Year 2019
A stylish gray with cool undertones, Metropolitan reflects the modern sophistication of 21st-century design.
Caliente AF-290: Color of the Year 2018
A vibrant, charismatic shade of red, Caliente is strong, radiant and full of energy.
Shadow 2117-30: Color of the Year 2017
A rich, royal amethyst that ebbs and flows in depth based on surrounding light.
After months of domestic and international travel and research, common threads between diverse disciplines begin to take shape. The result is a thoughtfully curated color palette–and one standout color of the year–that inspires us all.
"Each year, we invite homeowners to use the Color Trends palette as a point of inspiration to bring color into the home in new ways."
The richness and nuance of the Color of the Year and Color Trends 2021 palette can only be achieved with Benjamin Moore products. Our paint is available exclusively from 7,500 locally owned paint, decorating and hardware retailers.