Benjamin Moore has selected a vivid shade of red – Caliente – as their color of the year. Why Caliente? It’s a modern color with both warmth and energy. It pairs well with neutrals and holds it’s own with bolder colors. Here’s how to incorporate this color into your décor.
A Warm Welcome
Caliente is a great color to have on your front door, accessories on your front porch, or in your entryway. The color is welcoming and shows energetic personality.
Neutrals are often used to tie spaces together, but can fall flat without bold accent colors. That’s where Caliente comes in. This color brightens the look of neutral colors and gives rooms as sense of depth that might not be apparent with lighter colors.
Bring some whimsy into the room with a Caliente accent wall. The color will make the space pop and also energize the occupants. It’s a great color for open concept spaces to helping to define areas, as well as rec rooms or basement play spaces.
Both Modern and Traditional
Red is both a modern and a traditional color, depending on the décor. Transitioning from on style to the next? Embracing an eclectic look? Caliente fits the bill, plus, it pairs nicely with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultraviolet. The colors complement each other, giving rooms a peaceful energy.