Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente

Recently, Benjamin Moore has revealed their 2018 color of the year, Caliente. This particular shade of red is just as is sounds; spicy, 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.

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Whether used as an accent, or all four walls, this color will be sure to garner attention. The versatility of Caliente guarantees it to work in any room, regardless of your personal style.

House Beautiful, Benjamin Moore, Architectural Digest

If you’re unprepared to fully commit to Caliente’s fire power, consider bringing in accessories and textiles, to add just a little pop of this color in order to spice up your home.

Kyle M Interior, Coastal Decor, Pinterest

Traditional Home, Coastal Decor, Apartment Therapy


Caliente is prominent color in fashion, and was featured on many runways this year. Fashion forecasters are advising that the color for this winter is red. If you only purchase 1 new piece for this season, make sure it’s red! A bag, a pair of shoes, or even a great shade of red lipstick will add a vibrant addition to any wardrobe.


Textile companies are also “seeing red” with their new fabrics and wallpapers for 2017-2018.

Thibaut Fabrics: Majuli Woven Fabric in Red on Flax, Dalton Herringbone Woven Fabric in Berry, Sansome Printed Fabric in Red

Thibaut Wallpapers: Balin Ikat Wallpaper in Red, Laos Wallpaper in Red, Taluk Sisal Wallpaper in Crimson

Do you plan on bringing Caliente’s boldness into your home? Benjamin Moore has also released their 2018 Color Forecast, with colors that will be sure to complement Caliente.

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