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Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year: Caliente!

In a sea of blues and greens, Benjamin Moore has boldly chosen fiery hot Caliente AF-290 as their 2018 Color of the Year. This is a bold choice that signals it's time to bring red back to our dining rooms and front doors.

Finding the right red paint color can be a challenge. It’s easy to find yourself with a fucsia or orange that you thought would be red. Caliente is a true red that is stunning as a front door color, or as an accent wall. Outdoor accent walls continue to be on-trend, so if you just can’t find the right spot inside for an energetic color like Caliente, your patio or outdoor kitchen may be the perfect setting.



Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year was announced as part of a beautiful curated palette of 23 iconic colors including a range of reds from blush to oxblood, coordinated bolds, and sophisticated neutrals. This is a well-designed palette that is easy to translate into real life — you can build your home’s exterior and interior color scheme around Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2018 effortlessly.




“Strong, radiant, and full of energy, Caliente AF-­‐290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”




Benjamin Moore’s Caliente is my go-to red paint color in my own design work. It’s refreshing to find a beautiful red paint color that delivers warm color, with no surprises. It can look equally stunning in a traditional home, a modern home, or farmhouse rustic. You can change the look of Caliente through your color palette. If you’re not ready to commit to a vibrant red wall or room, try Caliente on an exterior door or outdoor furniture to update your curb appeal.


-Diana

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About Diana Hathaway

Diana is a leading voice in interior color.  Her work as Color Expert for The Spruce reached millions of readers looking for color education and advice.  She works with interior and color clients online and on the West Coast, and is available for lifestyle writing opportunities.

 

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