Sultry, sophisticated, and super-charged describes Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2018 to a “t”. Red-hot Caliente, AF-290, is sure to please even the most color shy individual because of the sheer number of ways it can be used with nearly any color scheme. Don’t believe me? Keep reading to find out my favorite ways to begin incorporating Caliente into your home or workplace…today.
Caliente ~ 2018’s Sultry Samba with Color
Caliente isn’t your typical, run of the mill, wallflower type of paint color. Not by anyone’s standards. And, Benjamin Moore sets its standards high. That’s why they scoured 12 countries, 30 cities, and 23 color, fashion, and design industry shows BEFORE reporting back to the color lovers of the world on what they found. Throughout their 97,220 miles of travel they discovered Caliente was at the forefront of every color trend world wide.
Caliente ~ A Trend Setter With 22 Notable Mentions
While traversing hill and dale, Benjamin Moore’s color experts took 42,200 photos of notable colors they found. This in and of itself is no small feat, but it allowed them to clue in on 22 colors in addition to Caliente that are trending high on the radar of color and design professionals. THIS is what makes Benjamin Moore’s annual Color of the Year proclamation so exciting!
One Color of the Year is something to look forward to, but an entire collection of colors that each work beautifully with the sophisticated likes of a red is something to rejoice about. That’s why I spent my entire day, evening, and several dedicated sleeping hours to analyzing the Benjamin Moore Color Trends Collection of 2018 to give you a True Color Expert and professional Color Consultant’s insight into how to incorporate Caliente, and it’s coordinating colors, into your decor.
The following is the list of Benjamin Moore trend colors in its totality.
What Good is a List With No Plan?
While studying Benjamin Moore newly found color trends, I formulated 6 gorgeous palettes that both enhance Caliente, and are enhanced by Caliente.
If you’re ready to inject Caliente into your decor but need the inspiration of a full color palette in order to do so, look no further. I have you covered. Just use these “done for you” palettes to generate an entirely new look. Or, select the palette(s) that utilize colors you already have in your home to confidently move forward with the addition of Caliente. Either way, the results will be stunning!
Whether you plan to use Caliente AF-290 as an accent color to an existing color scheme, or paint your bedroom with the hue, don’t neglect to sample the color first. As hard as I’ve worked to bring you these color palettes, your home’s furnishings and lighting may require you to do some color fine tuning. Only through sampling will you know this for sure.
In addition, please don’t trust your computer monitor to give you an accurate rendering of the color. Stop by your favorite Benjamin Moore store and take a look at each actual color chip when making your color decisions.