I’ve been waiting for someone to announce a red as their Color of the Year pick since it’s been popping up all over the European Trade Shows. Finally, the wait is over. Benjamin Moore has revealed “Caliente AF-290” as Its Color of the Year 2018. Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente is total confidence.
Caliente is part of Benjamin Moore’s annual Color Trends Forecast, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that will be trending on everyone’s paint color wish-list in the year ahead.
The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues.
To select these shades, the Benjamin Moore Color and Design team underwent a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, attending more than 20 industry shows and taking cues from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home design and more.
Besides producing the world’s fastest four-seat car, Bentley knows how to get the heart pounding – just check out this gorgeous red on the Continental Supersports Convertible.
Interior trends often take their cues from Fashion and with red boots winning hearty applause at fall fashion shows expect to see swarms of accessories available in this strong color.
“It’s the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece.”
“Strong, radiant, full of energy, Caliente is total confidence,” begins Ellen O’Neill, director of strategic design intelligence at Benjamin Moore. “It’s 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.”
Often the first thought for adding a pop of color is to create an accent wall. Why not consider using this vibrant color on your floor?
Architect David Tigg uses a bold stroke of red in a home addition that lends strong mid-century modern architectural detailing in an otherwise plain room.
New York interior designer Miles Redd is known for his courageous use of color, which he pairs with a playful mix of high-end and cozy furnishings
The Power of Red. Caliente is a bold yet soothing contemporary color that oozes confidence.
If you’re timid to try this color on your walls, try using it in artwork or with accessories.
This red is charismatic. It lures and it beckons. It’s not shocking; in fact, its brown undertone makes it soothing.
Does your house need some curb appeal? How about painting your front door Caliente in a semi-gloss sheen?
Whether you decided to use Caliente on an accent wall or as a piece of furniture, it is sure to turn heads in 2018.