PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1883
REVENUE: $921 million s (2017: $862 million)
Architectural coatings; Wood coatings
Dan Calkins, chairman and CEO; Steve O’Neill, SVP marketing.
Benjamin Moore is a leading formulator, manufacturer and retailer of a broad range of architectural coatings. The company currently employs approximately 1,700 people. Benjamin Moore has facilities in Clifton, NJ; Johnstown, NY; Milford, MA; Pell City, AL; and Mesquite, TX. The company offers ready-mixed colors, sold under such brands as Benjamin Moore Paints, Moorcraft and Coronado Paint, and can match almost any shade with more than 3,400 colors.
Benjamin Moore announced its Color of the Year 2019 – Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish gray with cool undertones
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence. “It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground.”
The color leader also unveiled its Color Trends 2019, a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues that further amplify the cultured grace of Metropolitan AF-690.
Emphasizing the calming role gray plays in society, the Color Trends 2019 color card illustrates how to capture the coveted feeling of restorative quietude in any setting. Elements include the blending of heathered grays 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.