Caliente – Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year

When it comes to color, Benjamin Moore® doesn’t mess around. A passionate team of color experts spends all year looking around the world for what is new, exciting, and bold. This year is a fiery and passionate addition to the color of the year family: Caliente AF-290.

“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Caliente is about making a statement, being bold, and drawing the eye. Its passionate look commands attention, but not in a way that would make it an eyesore. Instead, it manages to use the powerful, bold red to paint a canvas that not only compliments but enhances the proper palette when used with the full Color of the Year line. Check out the full palette:

This year’s Color Trends are a wonderful collection of fun, full colors that add a bit of spice to your living spaces, furniture, whatever! When you have a palette so diverse yet complimentary, you can use the color-scape across your entire home and never once regret it. You’ll find yourself using your space in ways you’ve never imagined with this color palette. While other palettes may have a more muted look, this one is about passion, and passion it brings. Here’s what Benjamin Moore’s color experts have to say about this year’s Color Trends Palette:

“THE POWER of red revs up warm weathered woods and mistry ocean greys and greens of a seaside retreat.”
An intimate living room with gray accent wall, stone mantle, wood floors and red area rug is equal parts contemporary and cozy.
NOSTALGIA gives way to fresh, energetic hues and eye-catching silhouettes, a classic farmhouse gets a jolt of drama.
A contemporary dining room features a bold red accent wall with modern furnishings and fixtures.
THE PURE LINES and crisp geometry of a modern home find their playful side in lighthearted reds and pinks that bring minimalism to life.
A cozy bedroom with built in cushioned bench features red walls and a poster bed.
“RED ENLIVENS, bringing depth and energy to a space and spiking deep grays with life.”
A semi-enclosed entryway with white wood bench against red shingled wall.
This year’s Color of the Year is sure to impress anyone, so be sure to pick some up from your local Koopman Lumber. Our 7 locations all carry the Benjamin Moore® paint line and our team of color experts will get you on track to having the nicest looking home in the neighborhood. Want to learn more? Click here to see our locations and reach out to one of our color experts!