This is the time of year when we start seeing color and design predictions for the coming year. Following a year of in-depth research and culling through thousands of colors, Benjamin Moore has picked a bold, dynamic red called Caliente.
Ellen O’Neill, Director of Strategic Design Intelligence for BM describes Caliente like this…
” 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’!
And used these words that evoke the emotion of Caliente…
Back in the 90’s red was the go-to hue for dining rooms and occasionally used in a bedroom. Today, power colors are trending which makes Caliente perfect for any room in the house.
I love red on an exterior door. What a way to make a first impression!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you’re considering decorating with Caliente or other bold hues:
- Determine whether you can commit to using an intense color in your home and just how much you want the tone represented. If you determine that an entire room painted in a bold statement would be too much, use it in a smaller space like a powder room, office or hallway. For dramatic impact with even less commitment, try painting an accent wall in your favorite bold hue.
- Consider the lighting in the room. Rooms with lots of natural light can handle a bold color more effectively than dark spaces. Natural light can amplify the room without feeling overpowering. Darker space with bold colors can feel more dramatic and moody.
- Contrast a bold color with a crisp white trim. Bright white will intensify bold colors and make them pop which providing a string contrast.
- Once you select your bold color statement, make sure to incorporate accent pieces in the room that create a cohesive color statement. Artwork, rug and pillows that incorporate your color choice will tie the rooms’ design together.
I couldn’t be more thrilled about Benjamin Moore’s selection since red happens to be my favorite color. Even though I didn’t have red as part of the decor plan for our new house, I’m now rethinking that. To learn more insight on how Benjamin Moore selected Caliente, check out this video they created.
Benjamin Moore 2018 Color Of The Year–Caliente