Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year 2018 'Caliente'
"Caliente is the signature colour of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled our for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye cant help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality"
Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore &Co.
Strong and Seductive
Benjamin Moore, one of the expert colour houses in the world, shakes up the colour world with the bold prediction that red is back and its going to be a hot colour in 2018.
In the midst of soft neutrals, blush pink and delicate blues, Caliente is an assault on the senses. A rich bold red that takes no prisoners. It exudes luxury and style, and it's rich warm tones will add a spark to any room.
Caliente is the hero colour of the year, but like all colour houses, it is not presented in isolation. Recognising that such a strong and bold colour would not be used in isolation, Benjamin Moore, a palette of colours has been developed to achieve your new look.
Using Caliente in your home
A bold colour, like Caliente, can be a bit daunting. Unlike neutrals it needs to be used in the right context and environment. Emphasising walls, decor or furnishings with Caliente will give the home a bright burst of life without being 'too much' or overkill on the colour. Here are a few ideas to bring Caliente into your home.