Welcome 2018’s Colour of the Year into Your Home

January 02, 2018 2 min read

Caliente AF-290 Bedroom

Go boldly in your home where no colour has gone before

“Caliente is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment,’ says Ellen O’Neil, Benjamin Moore’s 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.”

Caliente AF-290

There are so many exciting ways to harness the vitality of Caliente AF-290 in your décor. The power of red can define the pure lines and crisp geometry of a modern home, rev up warm, weathered woods, or bring depth and energy to a space, spiking neutrals with life.

If you’d prefer to dip a toe into the Colour of the Year rather than making a big splash by high diving into its boldness, incorporate it in smaller ways that still make an invigorating impact.

Break out of your colour comfort zone with 5 ways to introduce Caliente

  1. Trying out your dramatic colour ideas in a smaller space, such as by painting a powder room. It turns a tiny space into a glamourous retreat.
  2. Using it on one wall as a bold accent colour. Dramatic and dark paint colours should be framed with a trim that will stand out against it, like white. It will bring out the colour and be pleasing to the eye.
  3. Painting an antique picture frame or mirror in a bold colour to add a pop of colour to any room. You could also consider framing a vintage wallpaper panel in your newly painted frame for that extra wow factor.
  4. Making a statement by painting an interior door, bookcase or cabinets in a bold, elegant colour. A versatile hue in high gloss is not only luxe, it guarantees transformative results while picking up other accents in the room.
  5. Choosing the Colour of the Year to create a vivid entryway or to make a powerful first impression on your front door, porch bench seat or simply on your mailbox.

    Show your colour confidence by adding a splash of Caliente into your life! Visit your Benjamin Moore dealer, Barrydowne Paint, for more great ideas on incorporating the colour of the year into your home.


    - Barrydowne At Home

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