December will see Pantone release its annual Colour of the Year. Last month, we reported that Behr released its own Colour of the Year, along with an entire 2018 Colour Trends palette of interior and exterior hues. Now, Benjamin Moore & Co. joins in the mix. “Making paint radically” is part of the company mission statement – let’s see how Benjamin Moore is stirring the pot for the 2018 colours of the year.
Caliente: Hot, Passionate and Sexy
Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2018 is their “hot, passionate, and sexy” Caliente AF-290. They’ve paired it with a full Colour Trends palette to let you get ahead of the new year with fresh new tones. Check out how the new palette enlivens a farmhouse – and imagine what it’ll do for your own home.
A Bold, Red Welcome
Just like its name (“caliente” means “hot” in Spanish), Caliente brings the heat with a rich red that will delight you in any season of the year. Exteriors blanketed in Caliente are just the ticket to invite a cozy feeling this winter. Your guests will feel the snow melting before they even open the door.
Benjamin Moore’s Elegant Caliente
Use broad swaths of Caliente to usher in the spring. It contrasts beautifully with Benjamin Moore’s White Opulence OC-69 and the pale leafy hues of spring greenery.
The Perfect Accent Colour
Fancy a pitcher of sangria on a hot day? A spectacular accent colour, Caliente welcomes summer to this airy farmhouse entryway dressed in cool White Opulence and trimmed in Wolf Gray 2127-40.
The Spice of Life
Caliente adds spice to this informal dining area. Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director of Benjamin Moore & Co., explains Caliente’s appeal. “Strong, radiant, full of energy, Caliente is total confidence.” She adds, “The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”
Benjamin Moore’s Colour Trends palette for 2018 includes both bold beauties like Caliente and delicate hues freshened for the new year. Here, Pleasant Pink 2094-60 trimmed in Dreamy Cloud 2117-70 softens the walls of a bedroom, while intense Texas Rose 2092-40 provides a compelling glimpse into the bathroom beyond.
The New Neutral
Another gentle tone to perfectly compliment Caliente, grey-green Silver Marlin 2139-50 creates relaxation in this modern-yet-nostalgic bedroom trimmed in White Opulence and Wolf Gray. Imagine the restfulness induced by these clean, calming hues.
Rich and intense, tones like Incense Stick 2115-20, Deep Poinsettia 2091-30 and Cranberry Cocktail 2083-20 have an almost velvet quality. Here, Incense Stick charges up a bathroom with a lush accent wall. All the Colour Trends colours come in a range of Benjamin Moore paint types, so you can match the hue you desire with the right paint for your application – be it a bathroom, exterior siding, bedroom or kitchen.
Gorgeous in Grey
The wide selection of neutrals in this year’s Colour Trends palette doesn’t mean any lack of drama. Check out this strong living room wall in Wolf Gray – and envision it paired with your favorite punchy accessories. You’ll be spoiled for choice!
Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Colour Trends
In fact, spoiled for choice is just how we’re feeling with Benjamin Moore’s beautiful 2018 Colour Trends selections. Whether your house needs a restful refresher or a jolt of energy – from dreamy bedrooms to bold dining areas – Benjamin Moore has you covered. Time to pick up that paintbrush!
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