Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290-interiordesign-MilesRedd-via designaddictmom
Good morning friends. I have been following the Doc's orders to rest and slow down and limit my screen time, thus my absence.  However, when I found out that Benjamin Moore's color of the year was such a bold choice with quite the fitting name of Caliente, I had to hop on here and blog about it! You know I am all about the bold and the beautiful and this color delivers!

When asked in an interview by Architectural Digest on how she would describe Caliente, Ellen O'Neill of the Benjamin Moore team responds, "..'OK you can’t live in a shocking color. You’ve got to live in a warm, seductive tone.' We spread them all out and we arrived at Caliente. It was very charismatic. It lured and it beckoned. It wasn’t shocking. It has an almost a brown undertone which makes it soothing. I kept thinking of red gallery walls in a stately mansion that really showcased beautiful oil paintings or ephemera. Those stately reds; intimate reds. That’s how we arrived at that specific color."

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290-interiordesign-MilesRedd-via designaddictmom
When I read of this year's color choice, I immediately thought of designer,  Miles Redd because he is known for punctuating his spaces with hints of red or boldly embracing the hue in his interior designs.  The two spaces above from his portfolio are perfect examples.

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290-design addict mom
traditional home

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290-design addict mom

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If you're timid to try this color on your walls, embracing it with accessories is another option

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290-design addict mom
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A red smeg, anyone?

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290-design addict mom

Painting an architectural element Caliente is a great way to add a pop to a neutral space.

Red lipstick is always a classic choice- design addict mom
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Get caliente with your lip color-who doesn't love a red lip, right?

So what do you think about Benjamin Moore's color of the year for 2018? While I have dosages of it as accessories in my home, I don't have it on my walls. I am an orange kind of girl but I have painted a similar hue in a past project before. 

3 comments :

  1. I totally love adding red to furniture and walls, together with green plants it's so beautiful and warm.

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    1. Plants pop so beautifully off a red wall too.

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  2. I am not much of a "red person," but oh, I DO love this color (first photo).
    It is not a garish red, but almost a berry red.
    I makes me think of cranberries and holidays! :-)
    Do be sure you follow all your doctor's orders, and take good care of you, sweet friend.
    xo.

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