Caliente

Just the sound of Caliente was enough to open a whole world to me, a world filled with senses. Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Caliente AF-290, is strong, radiant and full of energy.

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.

Each year, around this time, Benjamin Moore is announcing their color of the year. Two years ago Simply White represented freshness, clean look, and a new beginning. Shadow, color of 2017, was a much darker color, a color filled with mystery. Now, as Benjamin Moore sees it, 2018 is promising to be a powerful year, full of confidence, energetic, passionate, with a touch of nostalgic.

Devil Damask flock wallpaper Timorous Beasties - interior image via The Design Chaser - Spanish traditional costume via Pinterest

Devil Damask flock wallpaper Timorous Beasties - interior image via The Design Chaser - Spanish traditional costume via Pinterest

When I heard Caliente the first thing which came to my mind was a TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA, something old-fashioned, a bit dusty as it would be a picture taken in the 50s of last century. Rich in tone but fresh in style. Caliente will show its soft side in combination with a dusty green tone.

Hotel Particulier Monmartre via My Domaine- Valentino Fall 2017 via Livingly - forest leaves via My Secret Beach

Hotel Particulier Monmartre via My Domaine- Valentino Fall 2017 via Livingly - forest leaves via My Secret Beach

Caliente stands for CONFIDENCE: crisp, bold, pure lines for a modern look. A color you will notice, a color which can stand some competition. Black and white as a classical combination together with Caliente, and adding a strong forest green will give it a crisp and modern vibe.

flower image via Ana Rosa - Flamenco via Zoom - bedroom via Eu Decoro

flower image via Ana Rosa - Flamenco via Zoom - bedroom via Eu Decoro

What can be more POWERFUL than Caliente? Elegant, passionated, luxurious, adventurous, and feminine. A bold color which will be noticed, you can't hide it in a small corner.  It will warm up each space. Perfect color for a cotton velvet, cachemire, silk rug, and of course some painted walls. 

bathroom via YellowTrace - marble Brescia Pernice Antolini - marble Rosalia red via Stone Contact - shower tap Waterworks

bathroom via YellowTrace - marble Brescia Pernice Antolini - marble Rosalia red via Stone Contact - shower tap Waterworks

Let Caliente surprise you with something UNEXPECTED. Maybe you never thought of using some red in your bathroom. Look in nature and see amazing red tones in natural stones. And as color is making a big comeback in the bathrooms, so why not painting the powder room in Caliente? Your guest will fall in love by your unexpected choice.

rde cottage via Cottage Fence - typewrite via Brittanickel

rde cottage via Cottage Fence - typewrite via Brittanickel

What can me more a COLOR FOR WINTER than Caliente? Mulled wine, Christmas, a nice woolen sweater, velvet ribbon, felt slippers, Caliente is a perfect choice for the cold months which lay in front of us.

library via Maison Valentina

COZINESS, time for yourself with a pile of books. Choosing Caliente for your library is a refined option to replace the classical wood finish, it will give a modern touch to a classical room. It has the warmth of the wood and the freshness of color.

ecoline textiles series Sarah Edith via Behance

ecoline textiles series Sarah Edith via Behance

A fresh and ENERGETIC look will be created in combination of white and another strong color. Caliente will bring depth and energy to a simple room in neutral colors. Fresh in spring, playful in autumn.

Caliente is a winner

  • touch of nostalgia - makes us feel good
  • confidence - when we feel unconfident
  • powerful - we stand for it
  • unexpected - bring something surprising in your home
  • color for winter - coziness

Caliente is something for you? 

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